Shehara Viswanathan

By June 2019

Shehara Viswanathan

Treasurer | ACCA

Shehara is a technology thought leader and industry specialist who has over 18 years of experience in business-driven digital solutions, with a strong focus on cloud and applications.
Throughout her career, she has delivered customer-centric strategic solutions that produce significant revenue growth in new markets across Multi-National Corporations, Enterprise, Government, SMB and Service Provider sectors. Shehara has a track record of driving change in companies to build capability across multiple business units to adopt and take new technology to market from inception. She has a wealth of experience in driving change within businesses to adopt a variety of technology capability as well as Design Thinking, Agile and Rapid Delivery frameworks.

At Cisco Shehara is a Lead Advisor in Asia-Pacific, Japan, and China. She works with customers to optimize their cloud and digital environments, helping them build technology strategies and program development, process improvements and changes, toolset development, digital services and transformation. She focuses on helping customer solve their business problems in unique and effective ways. Shehara is also the Treasurer of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), and a frequent speaker and panel member at Technology and Digital Thought Leadership events.
Prior to Cisco, she spent nearly a decade working with Telstra where she spearheaded the global strategy and delivered a market leading and unique offering in Asia’s highly competitive cloud market. In recognition of her strategy and execution, Telstra was recognized and awarded multiple hybrid multi-cloud awards and was named by Gartner as a Challenger in the regional Managed Cloud market.
Her previous roles included Planning and Strategy Manager at SingTel/Optus, and Senior Product Manager at Macquarie Telecom. Working in Data Centre, Storage, Security, Managed Hosting, and Application roles.
She is also driven to build awareness for women in technology, and she is committed to upskill and train
people of all ages on the concepts and opportunities available. Shehara voluntarily teaches cloud computing, artificial intelligence and blockchain at the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations IT Hub.

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