Shanthi Iyer

SVP and Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Cisco Data & Analytics Office

Shanthi Iyer is Cisco’s Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Senior Vice President of the company’s Data & Analytics Office.
Cisco’s Data & Analytics Office drives the corporate-wide data & analytics strategy, governance, and policy framework to transform Cisco into a data-driven, analytics-powered enterprise with accelerated growth and profitability. The DAO is built on five strategic pillars: Talent, stakeholder success, advanced analytics, technology & architecture, and enterprise data.
Prior to her current role, Shanthi drove Enterprise Data, Security and Services, supporting business transformation by accelerating the next-generation analytics and technology platforms required by Cisco business. Previously, she led the Supply Chain Transformation program for Cisco's $47 billion transactional fulfillment platform, implementing industry standard platforms and business processes and enabling new fulfillment models for Cisco.
A 23-year technology industry veteran, Shanthi started at Cisco in 1997 as an Oracle DBA. She has worked across Cisco, driving results and being disruptive in Infrastructure, Cisco Services, Commerce, Sales and Supply Chain. Prior to Cisco, Shanthi worked at Applied Materials in Santa Clara and Mashreq Bank in Dubai.
Shanthi has been recognized by the Silicon Valley YWCA Tribute to Women and received multiple leadership awards from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She also actively participates in India Connection and Women in Technology Action Network, which are Cisco organizations that are focused on career, leadership and personal mentoring, and networking.
Shanthi holds a B.S. in Math from the University of Madras and a diploma in Computer Science from the National Institute of Information Technology in Chennai. She also completed MIT’s Supply Chain Leadership Program and the Executive Data Science Program from Northwestern University.

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