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Learn about WebEx Connect, Cisco/WebEx’s SaaS-platform for developing collaborative applications that are at the center of emerging distributed, global value chains. Learn from WebEx Connect developers how to build applications for WebEx Connect that showcase some of the unique features of the platform. Understand the opportunities provided by Cisco/WebEx’s unique model to help ISVs monetize their applications on the WebEx Connect Marketplace and other distribution channels.
Shankar Iyer brings more than 15 years of industry experience to his current role as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for WebEX Communications’ WebEX Connect platform. In this position, Mr. Iyer is responsible for the creation of collaborative WebEx Connect applications, and management of the WebEx Connect partner ecosystem. Prior to joining WebEx, Mr. Iyer was the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Marketing, and Products for GemStone Systems. He also founded and managed the technology and strategy consulting firm, Orcheid, and was Vice President of Products and Strategy at Tibco Software.
Mr. Iyer began his career at Adobe Systems, where he held senior marketing, engineering management, and architecture positions. Shankar Iyer holds a master of business administration degree with honors from Santa Clara University, a master of science degree in engineering from Ohio State University, and a bachelor of technology degree from IIT Bombay.
Raghu Raghavan founded Act-On Software with the aim of creating a Web 2.0 service for engaging with visitors, prospects and customers. His ideas got the attention of Cisco, which decided to invest in the company. Before this, he was one the two founders of Responsys, Inc., the top-rated (Gartner, Forrester) e-mail marketing service. Raghu has a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay, India