Digital Engagement Leader, Cisco
D.P. Venkatesh is the Digital Engagement Leader at Cisco in the Collaboration Technology Group which includes the Webex suite of products that enable Meetings, Calling and Messaging on for businesses across the globe. DP heads the Digital engagement and Go-to-Market team focusing on getting the end-to-end customer journey and experience right for Cisco customers and partners. He draws upon several years of leadership roles spanning product management, design, sales, marketing, and corporate strategy at global firms including McKinsey & Company, CSC, and Convergys.
A seasoned entrepreneur, D.P was selected by the Center for Innovation and Technology as one of Virginia’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs and was previously Founder and Chief Executive Officer of mPortal Inc. which he started and led since 2000 and sold to BroadSoft in June 2015. mPortal specialized in providing software products and services to create superior digital user experiences across mobile, web, and other connected devices. He then was part of the leadership team at BroadSoft, a global provider of business telephony solution, running its Design Group and then was part of the M&A team shepherding the sale of BroadSoft to Cisco in Feb 2018.
D.P. is also an adviser and board member for technology startups and is a frequent guest speaker to academia, corporations, and industry associations on topics around design, technology, entrepreneurship, and product strategy. He is also the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan “Movers & Shakers” award for the Mobile Industry and
D.P. Venkatesh has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Anna University in India, a MS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA both from the University of Cincinnati. He is on Twitter as @dpv007