Amit Chetal, is the digital solutions lead for Cisco’s Americas Digital Transformation Team supporting many industries including retail and hospitality, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing. He is veteran of Cisco of 13 years. Amit has direct experience working with several key retail and hospitality clients on their digital transformation strategies leveraging IOT and sensor technologies, mobile, collaboration platforms, and analytics platforms. Amit has also worked with many retail and hospitality clients in creating an IT Investment roadmap for mapping store, hotel, and cruise line of the future initiatives back to technologies, solutions and architectures, particularly in the areas of grocery, big box, hotels, cruise lines, quick service restaurants (QSRs) and retail banking. Amit brings deep experience and expertise working with clients on innovation projects and digital solutions for enhancing the customer experience, improving employee productivity, and optimizing store operations. Prior to his current role, Amit has held several roles at Cisco including consulting, direct sales, supporting some of the largest retail and healthcare enterprise accounts. He is active in industry organizations such as the National Retail Federation and ARTS, the Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) and has contributed to whitepapers in the areas of social and mobile analytics and digital transformation in retail. Amit has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State, and a degree in Economics and Business from UC Berkeley. Amit lives in San Ramon California with his wife, daughter, and dog.