Biren Gandhi

Distinguished Strategist CISCO

Biren Gandhi is a Distinguished Strategist in Cisco’s Corporate Strategy
Office, focused on identifying key technology trends and accelerating their
adoption through acquisitions, development or partnering. He has built a
successful track record of bringing innovation to life through strategic
collaborations with startups, venture capital firms, universities and partner

Currently, Biren spearheads strategy for highly disruptive technologies,
such as the Internet of Things, fog computing, drones/UAVs, blockchain,
deep learning, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Biren has nearly 20 years of leadership, strategic and tactical technology experience in diverse
verticals like social networking, cloud, big data, mobile, telecom, social gaming and enterprise
collaboration. Prior to joining Cisco in 2011, Biren was divisional CTO of a few gaming studios
at Zynga and before that a Sr. Architect at Facebook. He also co-founded AdMunity, a startup
providing a collaborative social platform for the advertising community.
Biren actively participates as a keynote speaker, panel judge, mentor or advisor in internal and
external events in the venture capital, startup, innovation, accelerator and incubator domains,
focusing on disruptive new frontier technologies. He also participates in fund-raising efforts for a
number of non-profits and enjoys sharing his various interests at

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