International Expansion: A Strategic Approach

About This Webinar

Dania Eter, MBA
Director of Global Certifications, Cisco Systems

Vikas Wadhwani
Business Operations Manager for Global Certifications, Cisco Systems 

On-demand Webcast

Expanding a program globally requires an honest approach with inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity to various and sometimes disparate cultures, which is one of the most overlooked concepts of international expansion.This webinar will focus on the design, development, implementation and delivery of a Global Certification program focusing on the challenges of making the program truly international. Dania and Vikas will focus on legal, financial, social, security and other strategic aspects of successfully expanding a program. Best practices will be shared in maintaining a global program for the long term. 

Critical Concepts Discussed

  • Aspects that help determine whether or not expanding internationally is the right thing for your organization
  • How to go about expanding a program to make it international
  • What to expect when trying to enter markets for international expansion
  • Success metrics for short term and long term with suggestive corrective action

$90 Members | $135 Non-members

About the Presenters

Dania EterDania is the Director of Global Certifications for Cisco Systems. Her areas of expertise are in Licensure/Certification Program Management- Computer Based Testing and Computer Adaptive Testing adaption and transition. In addition, Dania offers extensive experience in strategic planning, project management, process improvement, operations, finance and human resource management.  She is an effective motivator and a problem solver, a true visionary in her profession.  

As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Dania leads Six Sigma teams to accomplish their goals in an effective manner by introducing them to alternate and creative thinking processes.   Her contract negotiations skills are detailed and skillfully planned.

Previous to her current role at Cisco, Dania was the Associate Director of Examinations at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the Vice President of Research and Test Development for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Dania currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Vikas WadhwaniVikas is the Business Operations Manager for the Global Certifications team at Cisco Systems. He is a high stakes assessment professional with over 12 years experience in business operations, development and production management, adept at forming strategic alliances with partners and vendors. 

With a Masters degree in engineering, Vikas is focused on research, design and implementation of cost effective solutions for systems and process automation. He is a strong advocate of customers, with a relentless focus on quality, using a data driven approach to build decision support systems and improve business performance. He is a results oriented collaborative communicator, skilled at motivating and managing teams to achieve success. 

He is an active participant in testing industry associations, passionate about collaborating with partners and vendors to design, develop and deliver high quality certification exams to assess the skills of networking and IT professionals. Previously he has worked with the Cisco Networking Academy program, which is a part of Corporate Social Responsibility. Vikas is based in Phoenix, AZ.