September 2 - 3, 2020


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Vice President, People & Communities, Cisco

Puja Jaspal serves as Cisco's Vice President of People & Communities, leading the talent strategy aligned to Cisco’s transformation in Engineering and Corporate Functions.

Prior to Cisco, Puja was at Visa, Inc. where she most recently held the role as Senior Vice President of Global Technology HR. In this role. She was responsible for leading all aspects of HR including executive development, succession planning, employee engagement, compensation and talent acquisition. During her five-year tenure, she led the Technology organization transformation and worked closely with the Technology and HR Leadership Teams to grow leadership and management capability, reshape the Technology organization, and evolve the culture.

Prior to Visa, Puja held several senior HR leadership roles at Google, including leading HR Business Partners for the Product Management function and the Chrome & Apps division, providing thought-leadership on the Motorola Mobility Advanced Integration Team, and a key leader on the Compensation team.

Puja serves on the board of directors for Leadershape, Inc., and was named 2016 Top 100 Women of Influence in the Bay Area.

She started her career as an engineering co-op student at General Electric and upon graduation joined Procter and Gamble in Brand Management where she held several marketing roles and discovered her interest in HR as a champion for diversity.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. In her spare time, Puja enjoys cooking, soccer, tennis, and spending quality time with her husband and daughter.