Arvind Satyam

Managing Director, Global Business Development, Internet of Everything Group


Arvind leads business development globally for Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities initiative, which represents Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) business for Cities. Under Arvind’s leadership, the business development team has executed a number of Iconic projects globally (Barcelona, Songdo, Lake Nona etc.), Strategic Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Investments. Arvind was instrumental in setting up Cisco’s $100M Internet of Things fund and partners with Cisco’s Corporate Development team to execute Investments in early stage startups and incubators globally. Arvind has also been working with global financiers & infrastructure funds to develop financial models to drive financing and adoption of Smart City and IoE projects.

Prior to joining the IoE group, Arvind was responsible for executing global Acquisitions, Investments & Strategic Partnerships on behalf of Cisco Services ($10bn) and Emerging Solutions group. Arvind also worked on structuring strategic alliances with large-scale partners like Ericsson, Fujitsu & Fujitsu Siemens. Arvind started his career at Nortel in technology and business development roles. Arvind holds a patent in wireless location detection.

Arvind is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, holds a Masters in Finance and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and completed undergraduate studies at the Kenan-Flagler business school at the University of North Carolina.