Cisco’s New CEO Appoints Chief Digital Officer

Cisco Systems Inc.’s new chief executive marked his first day in the job by naming two outsiders to high-profile management posts.

Chuck Robbins, who assumed the CEO role at the networking equipment maker Monday after John Chambers’ ended his tenure after 20 years, said in a blog post that Zorawar Biri Singh will serve as SVP and chief technology officer. He joins Cisco from Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture-capital firm, but has held prior positions at technology companies that include HP and IBM.

Mr. Robbins said Kevin Bandy will serve as SVP and chief digital officer, a job that includes helping Cisco customers change their businesses to incorporate new technologies and services. He joins Cisco from Inc.


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