Director & Leader - Digital Transformation, Cisco
Mr. Lux Rao is the country leader for Digital Transformation at Cisco and is responsible to set & drive the Digital Transformation (DT) agenda covering and providing impetus to the Digital Transformation opportunities across multiple verticals covering Smart Cities, IoT, Digital Banking, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education et al.
Previously, he was the Country Leader of HPE Future Cities and CTO for Technology Services in India, his responsibility lied in understanding the technological landscape in order to gauge the magnitude of the innovative possibilities that he had at his disposal.
His role included leading a team of cross functional representatives across all business units of HPE, along with influencing key stakeholders such as consultants and collaborating partners with HPE’s vision, and ensuring pole position for HPE’s solutions stacks. Strategizing and creating viable models for HPE Future Cities business also gave him the opportunity to be a part of the team that creates innovative solutions that could radically redefine the coming years.
Having spent over 25 years in the industry, taking on roles like Sales & Marketing, Branding and Communications, Channel & Product Management, Product Support, Pre-sales, Competency Development and Customer Service, he has contributed extensively in developing new services value-proposition and transforming programs into business lines. This has also allowed him to interact and engage with a wide variety of people from customers to analysts and use their feedback to further the capabilities of his services in the industry. As a passionate technology evangelist, he has authored several whitepapers on Green IT, Cloud Computing and has been invited at various forums for emerging technologies as chairperson, moderator and speaker. He has also been recognized by various institutions and has been the proud recipient of 7 National and International awards during his current role.