Sridevi Koneru Rao

Sridevi Koneru Rao is an integral part of the Cisco Product and Services portfolio leadership team. She is responsible for defining global growth strategy using smart data and analytics to create install base intelligence. Rao has a unique profile across engineering, international market development and product management. In her previous role, she was general manager for the wireless business unit for the APJC region based out of India. In this role, she developed several programs to accelerate wireless adoption in Asia and emerging markets and led the R&D team in the region. Her unique ability to map technology to complex business problems has resulted in providing high customer utility value. Rao is very passionate about talent development to create high performance organizations. She strongly believes that high employee satisfaction leads to high customer satisfaction. Rao has created and led several programs within and outside Cisco to support this cause through affinity groups and technology adoption. She is very passionate about giving back to society and is an active member of Akshaya Patra foundation, Sankara Eye Foundation specifically oriented to address poverty and hunger for school children. Rao earned an M.S. in computer science from SCU, California and an M.B.A. from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. [+]