Anil Menon never set his career sights on working in tech, but as global president of Smart+Connected Communities business at Cisco he believes he has one of the best jobs in the company. “I can’t imagine any other job in Cisco I would want,” said Anil. “I think we can turn this into a three to four billion-dollar business over the next five years. That’s my goal.”
And Anil knows business. He spent the first part of his career as a business school professor at Emory University in Atlanta. As a successful tenured professor with an extensive personal consulting practice to blue chip global companies, Anil thought he’d stay in academia for his entire career.