ManjulaTalreja_photoDate and Time: October 24, 2014  @ 12pm – 2pm

Location:  Dean’s suite (S522) at the Haas School of Business

Table Topic: “Cloud Technology Ecosystems, Trends and Challenges”

Guest speaker: Manjula Talreja, Head of Cloud Business Development for Cisco

Manjula Talreja is a 25-year IT industry veteran who has spent the majority of her career at Cisco, where her extensive experience in general management, business strategy consulting and operations of large scale IT systems has helped guide Cisco business teams through many inflection points. Manjula is currently Vice President of Global Cloud Business Development for Cisco, where she is playing a pivotal role in creating new business models and partnerships with technology vendors, Service Providers (SPs) and System Integrators (SIs) in the growing cloud market. In addition to her focus on key customers and partners, Manjula is taking an expanded role in helping shape the next phase of Cisco’s enterprise cloud strategy.  Leveraging Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) network of networks connected economy, Cisco believes that new cloud-based IoE platforms and exchanges will be created that will allow enterprises and CIOs to consume vertically tailored solutions delivered as a service.  Manjula’s deep understanding of the cloud business and go to market models is being applied to tap into this next-generation cloud market opportunity.


Steve Myers, CTO, Optum/United Healthcare Group

Nitin Narkhede, CTO, Wipro Technologies

Shantanu Baruah, CTO, HCL America

Dr. Girish Nallur, Marketing Principal/ Open Innovation & IP Management, FedEx

Manjula Talreja, Chief Guest, VP, Cisco

Todd Schofield, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank, Studios, LLC

Solomon Darwin, Table Chair, Berkeley Haas

Kristina Susac, Table Host, Berkeley Haas