Hatim Dawasaz

Founder Trustee

Hatim is a founding trustee and the Settler of Rise Against Hunger India. Hatim works for Cisco Systems as IT Operations Manager and Global Extranet Service Manager.   Hatim has been with Cisco Systems India managing IT Infrastructure Services for Cisco’s Offshore Development Centers which is spread across 500 offshore sites globally.  With an overall experience of about 16 years, Hatim has held various roles on IT Enterprise Infrastructure built for Cisco offices across India & SAARC; managed various IT Acquisition Integrations and also played Client Experience Lead role for Cisco India.

Over and above his full time job, Hatim leads Cisco Connected Disability Awareness Network (CDAN) for APJC (Asia Pac, Japan & Greater China), an Employee Resource Organization (ERO), which supports Disability within the Organization as part of Cisco’s Inclusion and Collaboration Organization. Leading CDAN is not just a responsibility for him but is his passion and takes pride in being part of the CDAN APJC community as he is able to connect and fulfill the needs of the differently-abled to build Assistive Technologies with a lot of focus on Accessibility to be integrated into Cisco Products. Apart from focus on Assistive Technologies, he also helped in introducing other tracks in CDAN community like Partnering with External Organizations, PWD Forum, PWD Talent Acquisition, Inclusive Environment and Disability Awareness.

Hatim is very passionately involved in other Giving Back activities & events including mobilizing and leading an active citizen support group in his neighborhood apartment association that conducts a number of volunteering activities from time to time.