Alex Goryachev

Alex Goryachev

Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs , Cisco


Alex Goryachev is the Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs for Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. For the same group, he has also worked as the Director, wherein he led an experienced team of professionals responsible for infusing co-innovation across Cisco's ecosystem. He was, earlier, the Sr. Manager - Emerging Markets Strategy for Cisco, and he has also been the Sr. Manager - WW Finance Operations in the same company. He joined Cisco as the Operations Manager - WW Marketing.

Prior to joining Cisco, Alex was associated with Napster, Inc. as the Sr. Manager – Operations, where he defined methodology and delivered operational framework, systems and tools for applications, and processes across the enterprise. He also managed data governance, business intelligence, and reporting.

Earlier, Alex was the Manager - Corporate Finance at Liquid Audio, Inc. He has also been with IBM as the Business Intelligence Architect - Global Technology Services.

Alex started his corporate career with Pfizer as the Sr. Business Analyst - Manufacturing Operations, where he partnered cross functionally to design business and systems processes to provide the first e-commerce capabilities of the Internet era.

Alex holds a master’s of arts in International Economics from Moscow Institute of Social Science. He did a few graduate level courses in Management from Stanford University.

Alex has been honored the IDC Award for Best Practices in Marketing Dashboard Development.