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Nina Lualdi

United States | VP, Business Evolution, Cisco Systems

Nina Lualdi is the Vice President of Business Evolution and Cross-Company Integration for Cisco, based in Northern California, USA. After successfully orchestrating the most relevant technology launch Cisco has taken to market in 10 years, Nina is now responsible for transforming how the company conceptualizes, develops, takes to market and manages offers to shorten the bridge between innovation and customer value realization. Prior to this, she was the Senior Director of Strategic Innovation and an advisor to startup companies in Silicon Valley and Latin America. She enabled a $300 million-plus funnel of opportunities in Latin America through customer, partner and startup co-innovation. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and has worked throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. She is the recipient of the 2016 HITEC Top 50 award, presented to the most influential leaders in Latin America and Spain’s IT industry, and the 2018 Silicon Valley Women of Influence award.

With over two decades of experience managing complex, multicultural and multi-geographic transformation initiatives on a global scale, Nina has led some of the most critical strategic initiatives within Cisco, including developing Brazil’s transformational strategy, resulting in a $500 million-plus investment; leading strategy and planning for a technical services business making it a $6 billion P&L line of business; and developing a model and services product portfolio to support the company’s move into software, resulting in a 23-percent increase in software services after seven months.

Nina has delivered keynote presentations at HSM Expo Management, UrbanTec Brasil, EMBARQ Smart Cities Global Conference, Working Mother Media Global Conference and others. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Universidad Central de Venezuela and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. She has also received an Advanced Program Management Certificate from Stanford University.

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