Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President, Collaboration Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Aruna leads marketing for Cisco Systems Collaboration Business Unit (Webex). She is now spearheading major strategic shifts for transforming marketing from a functional focus to an enabler of innovation for the business, bringing in all core aspects of digital marketing to help drive up the demand and enable a solid partnership with sales and partners to enable pipeline creation and acceleration. Previously, as Vice-President of Product Marketing at CA Technologies (acquired by Broadcom for $19B), Enterprise Software Business Unit, Aruna led all aspects of Marketing for the $1.5B DevOps Business Unit of Broadcom; leading innovation in digital marketing for SaaS and On-premise products. Prior to Broadcom, Aruna has held leadership roles in marketing and engineering at Juniper Networks and Hewlett Packard. Aruna is a keynote speaker, an Independent Blogger for Forbes, has authored two thought leadership books on DevOps, multi-award honoree, including: Top 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley 2016 by the San Jose Business Journal, received the National Diversity Council’s 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, and Silver Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year 2018. Additionally, Aruna holds an MBA and MS Computer Engineering from the University of Santa Clara and a BS Computer Science from Bangalore Institute of Technology (BIT). She serves on the Board of Advisors for Panzura, Inc., the leader in Multi-Cloud Data Management for the Enterprise.