Anil Menon

Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Member of the Managing Board and Head of the Centre for Global Industries, World Economic Forum. Formerly, Global President, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco Systems; 2009-16, Deputy Chief Globalization Officer; led Cisco’s globalization headquarters in Bangalore, India; former Chairman, Cisco India’s Advisory Board. 2002-09, global functional roles, IBM, ranging from Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for IBM's global hardware business to managing IBM's transition from a hardware to a business technology brand; Member, IBM's Strategy Team. Previously, tenured Professor, Graduate Faculty, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School; senior adviser and consultant on market innovation and transformation to consumer and industrial companies. PhD in Marketing Strategy and Multivariate Statistics and Linear Equation Modelling, Strategic Planning Council, Cambridge, MA. Former Member of the Executive Council, Strategic Planning Council. Sony Business Fellow, Sony Corporation. Recipient: American Marketing Association’s Alpha Kappa Psi award for academic research with the biggest impact on the practice of marketing; Academy of Marketing Science’s Distinguished Practitioner award. Member of the Board of Directors, Center for Customer Insights, Yale University School of Management. Has served on the board of Coca-Cola Company’s Technology Incubator, Fizzion, and Citibank India’s Board of Advisors. Investor and adviser to several start-ups in the internet of things space.