Biren Gandhi

Distinguished Strategist CISCO

Biren Gandhi is an executive leader 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 ecosystems. Recently, Biren spearheaded strategy & incubation for some highly disruptive technologies at Cisco. Few of them included the Internet of Things (IoT), Fog Computing, Drones/UAVs, Blockchain, Deep Learning, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. He combines his business and technology acumen to drive the co-creation of breakthrough business models using various external
and internal innovation catalysts. 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. Before joining Cisco in 2011, Biren was divisional CTO of a few gaming studios at Zynga and before that a Senior Architect at Facebook. He also co-founded AdMunity, a startup providing a collaborative social platform for the advertising community. While focusing on disruptive new frontier technologies, Biren actively engages as a keynote speaker, panel judge, mentor, investor or advisor with venture capital firms, startups, accelerators, and incubators. He regularly supports quite a few global and local non-profit organizations. You can discover his passions, interests, and insights at these blog platforms: or