It will offer Cisco executives counsel on future investments for country transformation and guide the company in addressing customer business priorities
Cisco has set-up an India Advisory Board comprising five industry leaders to advise the India leadership team on strategic matters and help the company tap new business opportunities in Digital India.
The India Advisory Board will comprise Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairman, Apollo Hospitals; Rajiv Kumar, Former Director General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); GK Pillai, Former Home Secretary, Commerce Secretary, Government of India; Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM; and R Seshasayee, Executive Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland. Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco will serve as the chairman of the India Advisory Board. The India Advisory Board will offer Cisco executives counsel on future investments for country transformation and guide the company in addressing customer business priorities.
Cisco announced that a series of initiatives launched in 2014, to enable country transformation and smart cities, have progressed to the next stage of implementation.
The network infrastructure of the ‘IoT Innovation Hub’ set up in Bengaluru in association with the Electronic City Industrial Association (ELCIA) is ready and Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) companies including many start-ups have begun development and testing and production of electronic product prototypes for an IoT enabled smart city environment.
Encouraged by the positive feedback on the pilot installation of the remote FIR Kiosk at Malleshwaram, the Bengaluru city police has announced that they intend to deploy 100 more kiosks in the city.
Cisco has entered into a strategic alliance with consumer durables major Bajaj Electricals to jointly bid for government projects and develop, deploy and promote smart street-lighting solutions. Cisco will manage the software applications and networking aspects such as routers and wireless applications while Bajaj Electricals will focus on advanced LED technology to install and service the street-lights.