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Neera Mital
Neera Mital

Neera Mital

Engineering Manager, Collaboration Infrastructure Business Unit

Cisco Systems

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Read actively on different functions

In my opinion it is vital for engineers entering the workforce today to read actively on different functions - engineering , product management & b... more>>
Plans For The Future:
The journey through the product development world has been full of surprises. Tackling the challenges in a creative manner to move cohesively with the team towards the goal has been a very satisfying and a rewarding experience. I continuously strive to add value to the organisation in fast paced world.
Advice For New Professionals:
In my opinion it is vital for engineers entering the workforce today to read actively on different functions - engineering , product management & business aspects. This helps them to develop & appreciate a holistic view of functioning of a business organisation
Involvement in the Industry
I have successfully lead fast paced Development teams in highly innovative and business critical engineering projects. I have a demonstrated track record of leading product development teams through complete product life cycles with agile response to market inputs.
Changes In The Professional Environment:
We have undergone a massive transition in the last decade. Consumer IT has been on fire with Facebook & Google leading the transition. The same facilities need to be hooked into enterprise environment. All business workflows need to be enabled by collaboration platforms for increased effectiveness.
The Journey So Far:
I work as an Engineering Manager for the Collaboration Infrastructure Business Unit (CIBU), Cisco Systems, Bangalore. Prior to this I have worked across product development organisations driving product engineering across diverse product portfolios.
Working Life Management:
A deep passion for learning, continuously improving the products and process is what makes the job a pleasure. I believe in reading actively, interacting a lot with people and being engaged to stay connected.
Job Profile:
CIBU product portfolio encompasses Collaboration Applications, Unified communication and Telepresence solutions

As an Engineering manager in the group, I provide support for continuous solution innovation, operational execution & work on improving organisational capability and effectivenes
Prized Accomplishment(s):
It's a privilege to witness and be a part of this megatrend of enterprise IT revolution. I am proud to work on platforms that enable collaboration,large scale data mining to drive Business Intelligence and enterprise content management.
Done Differently:
I believe all of us need to look for continuous improvement in product development and engineering processes. It is imperative to actively read and be up to date on disruptive technology trends and seek innovative ways to apply the same to drive economic outcomes.
The Decisions That Matter
I have always been keen of following technology trends actively and have explored diverse technology stacks across diverse market segments. This has allowed me to develop fullness & breadth of vision which augments my decision making objectively.
Career Profile:
In my current role I strive to create the collaborative environment needed for innovation, quality and execution. I work towards enabling innovation, leading efficient development & delivery of highest quality for simplified & converged collaboration infrastructure solutions.
Required Reading:
I believe all of us need to be actively aware of technology Adoption Life Cycle and the High Tech Marketing Model to successfully build products that continue to delight customers. I recommend reading Geoffrey Moore to understand the comptetive market dynamics - http://www.geoffreyamoore.com/
Family Background
I grew up in Delhi, been in Bangalore for more than a decade now. I have lived and worked across international geographies in US and Europe. My husband is a software technologist & is a voracious reader. He is an avid art lover & has diverse hobbies spanning photography, tinkering around with electronic gizmos.
Professional Strengths:
I view myself as a a seasoned technologist with diverse experience in multiple technologies and domains ranging across communication infrastructure to semiconductors. I have a creative, results-oriented collaborative management style. I believe in building strong collaborative teams.
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