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Inder Sidhu

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations, Cisco Systems; NYT Best-selling Author, "Doing Both: Capturing Today's Profit and Driving Tomorrow's Growth"

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Inder Sidhu Biography

Inder Sidhu is senior vice president of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations at Cisco, the $40 billion worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. He is also a member of the companys Operating Committee.

From 2006-2010, Sidhu co-led Ciscos Emerging Countries Council, which drives business success in fast-growing geographies like China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and the Middle East. From 2006-2009, he co-led the Enterprise Business Council, which is responsible for Ciscos corporate business, representing about half of the companys total revenue.

In 2010, Sidhu published Doing Both: Capturing Todays Profit and Driving Tomorrows Growth (FT Press). In this New York Times best seller, he identifies common business dichotomies and explores how successful companies avoid difficult tradeoffs and instead achieve bigger outcomes by doing both. Using this framework, he offers a unique view of Ciscos consistent record of innovation and high performance.

Since joining Cisco in 1995, Sidhu has served in executive leadership positions in the Sales, Services and Business Development organizations. He was the VP/GM Worldwide Professional Services, VP/GM Advanced Engineering Services and VP Strategy and Business Development, Customer Advocacy.

Sidhu was previously with McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting company. He has also worked at Intel and Novell.

Sidhu is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

Sidhu channels his passion for education into guest lecturing at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Silicon Valley.

Sidhu lives in Saratoga, California, with his wife and three children.

Speaking Topics
  • Doing Both: Capturing Todays Profit and Driving Tomorrows Growth

    The current business landscape is ripe with dichotomies: Run today's business or invest for tomorrow? Nurture innovation or drive operational excellence? Conventional wisdom says that organizations wrestling with two divergent choices will more likely succeed if they select one option over the other and pursue it to fruition. The truth of the matter is that many companies don't succeed when deploying a one-or-the-other type strategy and that there is a much easier path to success: Doing Both. Doing Both means approaching every decision as an opportunity to seize, not a sacrifice to endure. It means avoiding false choices, reduced expectations, and weak compromises. It means finding ways to make each option benefit and mutually reinforce the other. Using concepts from his best-selling book, Cisco Senior Vice President Inder Sidhu explains why doing both is todays best growth strategy. Then, drawing on Ciscos hard-won insights and the experiences of companies like Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool, and Harley-Davidson, Sidhu presents a complete blueprint for doing both across any organization.

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Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth

Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth

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  • How do I book Inder Sidhu to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Inder Sidhu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Inder Sidhu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Inder Sidhu or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Inder Sidhu

    Speaking fees for Inder Sidhu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Inder Sidhu are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Inder Sidhu, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Inder Sidhu speak about?

  • Where does Inder Sidhu travel from?

    Inder Sidhu generally travels from San Jose, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Inder Sidhu’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Inder Sidhu for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Inder Sidhu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Inder Sidhu or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Inder Sidhu Biography

Inder Sidhu is senior vice president of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations at Cisco, the $40 billion worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. He is also a member of the companys Operating Committee.

From 2006-2010, Sidhu co-led Ciscos Emerging Countries Council, which drives business success in fast-growing geographies like China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and the Middle East. From 2006-2009, he co-led the Enterprise Business Council, which is responsible for Ciscos corporate business, representing about half of the companys total revenue.

In 2010, Sidhu published Doing Both: Capturing Todays Profit and Driving Tomorrows Growth (FT Press). In this New York Times best seller, he identifies common business dichotomies and explores how successful companies avoid difficult tradeoffs and instead achieve bigger outcomes by doing both. Using this framework, he offers a unique view of Ciscos consistent record of innovation and high performance.

Since joining Cisco in 1995, Sidhu has served in executive leadership positions in the Sales, Services and Business Development organizations. He was the VP/GM Worldwide Professional Services, VP/GM Advanced Engineering Services and VP Strategy and Business Development, Customer Advocacy.

Sidhu was previously with McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting company. He has also worked at Intel and Novell.

Sidhu is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

Sidhu channels his passion for education into guest lecturing at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Silicon Valley.

Sidhu lives in Saratoga, California, with his wife and three children.

Inder Sidhu Speaking Topics

  • Doing Both: Capturing Todays Profit and Driving Tomorrows Growth

    The current business landscape is ripe with dichotomies: Run today's business or invest for tomorrow? Nurture innovation or drive operational excellence? Conventional wisdom says that organizations wrestling with two divergent choices will more likely succeed if they select one option over the other and pursue it to fruition. The truth of the matter is that many companies don't succeed when deploying a one-or-the-other type strategy and that there is a much easier path to success: Doing Both. Doing Both means approaching every decision as an opportunity to seize, not a sacrifice to endure. It means avoiding false choices, reduced expectations, and weak compromises. It means finding ways to make each option benefit and mutually reinforce the other. Using concepts from his best-selling book, Cisco Senior Vice President Inder Sidhu explains why doing both is todays best growth strategy. Then, drawing on Ciscos hard-won insights and the experiences of companies like Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool, and Harley-Davidson, Sidhu presents a complete blueprint for doing both across any organization.

Inder Sidhu Videos

  • Inder Sidhu On His New Book, ""Doing Both""
  • Exclusive interview for HSM: Inder Sidhu - YouTube

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FAQs on booking Inder Sidhu

  • How do I book Inder Sidhu to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Inder Sidhu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Inder Sidhu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Inder Sidhu or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Inder Sidhu

    Speaking fees for Inder Sidhu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Inder Sidhu are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Inder Sidhu, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Inder Sidhu speak about?

  • Where does Inder Sidhu travel from?

    Inder Sidhu generally travels from San Jose, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Inder Sidhu’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Inder Sidhu for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Inder Sidhu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Inder Sidhu or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Inder Sidhu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Doing Both: Capturing Todays Profit and Driving Tomorrows Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Inder Sidhu for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Inder Sidhu generally travels from San Jose, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ram Charan, James Canton, Michael Treacy, Peter Sheahan and Tom Morris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Inder Sidhu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Inder Sidhu Speaking Topics

  • Doing Both: Capturing Todays Profit and Driving Tomorrows Growth

    The current business landscape is ripe with dichotomies: Run today's business or invest for tomorrow? Nurture innovation or drive operational excellence? Conventional wisdom says that organizations wrestling with two divergent choices will more likely succeed if they select one option over the other and pursue it to fruition. The truth of the matter is that many companies don't succeed when deploying a one-or-the-other type strategy and that there is a much easier path to success: Doing Both. Doing Both means approaching every decision as an opportunity to seize, not a sacrifice to endure. It means avoiding false choices, reduced expectations, and weak compromises. It means finding ways to make each option benefit and mutually reinforce the other. Using concepts from his best-selling book, Cisco Senior Vice President Inder Sidhu explains why doing both is todays best growth strategy. Then, drawing on Ciscos hard-won insights and the experiences of companies like Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool, and Harley-Davidson, Sidhu presents a complete blueprint for doing both across any organization.

Inder Sidhu Speaker Videos

  • Inder Sidhu On His New Book, ""Doing Both""
    Exclusive interview for HSM: Inder Sidhu - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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