Mrinalini Ingram – Sr. Director, S+CC Strategy & Business Development at Cisco
Lead Cisco’s Smart + Connected Communities Strategy and Ecosystem Business Development focused on transforming physical communities into connected communities to realize sustainable economic growth, enable environmental sustainability through resource management and operational efficiencies, and enhance quality of life. Work with governments, developers, enterprises, service providers, and other technology partners to create business architectures that leverage intelligent networking capabilities to weave together people, services, community assets, and information into pervasive solutions. Worked with many Smart City Initiatives around the world, including creating joint ventures, investment, strategic alliances, and other business models with enterprise and telco customers in countries such as Korea, Spain, India, Malaysia, Australia, Portugal, and the US.
Spent over 21 years in finance, the last four years as the CFO for Cisco’s Globalization Center in India, being part of the initial pioneer team launching Cisco’s second headquarters.
Board officer of the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a non-profit organization created by San Jose Mayor Reed. Frequent speaker (i.e. TEDx & Clinton Global Initiative America) and an advocate for women in business, speaking at several women conferences in Asia. Founded an employee network at Cisco called iCON (Indians Connecting People), which is now the 2nd largest network organization at Cisco.
Earned CPA while working for PriceWaterhouse Coopers and holds an executive MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Gonzaga University. Class officer at HBS and member of HBS Community Partners and volunteers as Parent Association Treasurer for Bellarmine College Prep and Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton, managing approximately $2m of contributions.