Amit S Phadnis

V.P Engineering (Core Software Group) and India Site Lead at Cisco Systems

Amit is a technology leader with 24+ years of experience. He has over 20 US PTO patents in his name. Currently, he is the President - Engineering and India Site Leader for Cisco. He leads Cisco India's Innovation Initiatives, Engineering Strategy, overall Ecosystem and Talent development undertakings. Amit is responsible for the India Site charter, including strengthening the interlock between Cisco's engineering, customers, and sales teams while aligning the company's India site strategy with evolving customer and partner needs. Amit also heads Core Software Group (CSG) India. As a CSG head, Amit leads a team of 2300+ engineers to drive innovations, architectural alignment and integration with GTM (go-to-market) strategies. Amit is involved in driving the university relations strategy, employee engagement and talent development for the India site and in developing the Engineering Partner and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner ecosystem.


Before joining Cisco, Amit was the Country Manager/CEO and Vice President of Engineering at Symbol-Motorola. In his role with Symbol, Amit was involved in building a strong product organization as a country manager. He contributed to technologies related to handheld computing, wireless and RFID.


Amit has a keen inclination towards leadership and talent development, developing local ecosystem, and Innovations in the areas of networking, computing and fog computing.