Murugan leads the Social Innovation Group for Cisco in South Asia. He is responsible for Cisco’s social investments around human capacity building, workforce development, and community enablement. Flagship programs include Cisco’s Networking Academy and the India social investments programs. Cisco Networking Academy, a public-private partnership approach to tech skills development, currently reaches ~1,50,000 students every year in South Asia. On the social investments, Murugan leads CSR strategy, planning, and operations helping to establish the investment framework and partnerships in India with a focus on digital, sustainable, and scalable solutions. Cisco has set an audacious goal of positively impacting 50 million people in India by 2025.