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Inder Sidhu

Inder Sidhu is a Silicon Valley senior executive with a career spanning three decades in the technology industry.

He has spent twenty years helping build Cisco from $1 billion to $50 billion in annual revenue, most recently as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations. Inder has co-led Cisco’s highly profitable $16 billion Enterprise business and its fast-growing $7 billion Emerging Countries business. Additionally, he has served as the Vice President and General Manager for Worldwide Professional Services, Vice President and General Manager for Advanced Engineering Services, and Vice President for Strategy and Business Development for Cisco Services.

In his journey, Inder has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Company, an engineer with Intel, and an entrepreneur with a successful Silicon Valley start-up.

In 2010, Inder authored The New York Times bestseller Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth.

In 2013, Inder was honored to be the commencement speaker at his alma mater, the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

Inder channels his passion for education by guest lecturing at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the Wharton School, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

He serves on the Graduate Executive Board of the Wharton School and on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Silicon Valley.

Inder is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.