episode 815

Prioritize with Precision: Outshift by Cisco VP Papi Menon on Scaling Cloud Infrastructure Security Innovation

Papi Menon is the Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Outshift by Cisco, an incubation engine within Cisco. In his role, Papi leads product management, design, growth marketing, business development, sales, and customer success with a charter to incubate new and emerging technologies for the broader company. He has been in his role for about 10 months and joined Cisco after having product executive roles at companies like HashiCorp, Docker, GitHub, and MuleSoft. October 30, 2023

815: Papi Menon, Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Cisco’s incubation engine Outshift, discusses the innovation he is leading at the company and the process by which his team is scaling that innovation. He explains the skills he has on his team at Outshift and how he is developing that talent internally. Papi also describes the focus on cloud security, the platforms his team has built to help companies secure their cloud infrastructure, and the core pillars of these products. Finally, Papi touches on the cultural component of innovation, exploring use cases for artificial intelligence, and the secrets to his career success.

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"We are not just incubating technologies, we are incubating systems, we are incubating processes, people, and cultures."

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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