Naga Raju Ede is a Program Manager at Cisco. He has experience of more than 18 years and worked in technology planning and direction, strategy development, IT program/portfolio management, account management, etc. He has worked for brands such as Infosys Ltd., Wipro Ltd., SQL Star International, and Wizcom Corporation. His expertise lies in account delivery and operations with a key focus on delivery commitment, streamlining delivery processes in compliance with business functions, and driving organization wide adoption of Middleware and other cloud hosting services. He was part of the UCLA PGPX 2020–22 cohort and shares his experience of the program.
How was your peer group experience?
It was a unique experience to share the classroom with extraordinary people from different industries. Every classroom session was vibrant with various permutations of questions on topics discussed by professors. These interactions with the participants introduced me to different cultures and varying points of view, which helped me evolve into a better professional.
How was your program experience?
UCLA Anderson exposed me to the most sophisticated business management executive program I have come across. The overall UCLA PGPX journey was exciting, with a beautiful campus experience, wonderful professors who guided us through various topics and shared learnings over various forums, such as one-on-ones, group exercises, and case competitions. I got to be a student again, and this time there were no backbenchers but rather all were frontrunners. Another exciting part was winning the business simulation case competition just a few days before graduating.