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Vijoy Pandey

Vijoy Pandey is Vice President and CTO of Cloud at Cisco. He is responsible for driving Cisco's design and production of new cloud technologies and architectures which enable customers to create, consume, and compete in a multicloud, automated world.

Vijoy has held CTO and software engineering leadership roles, and has over 20 years of expertise in cloud, virtualization, and automation which serve to complement his role as a technical visionary for a software-focused and disaggregated future for all infrastructure. He has led management and data analytics efforts for cloud-scale infrastructure and was instrumental in delivering many industry firsts – including the first declarative end-to-end automation framework at cloud scale, first open source SDN controller, first VM-aware switch, and the first low-latency HFT/HPC switch.

Before joining Cisco, he served as Head of Engineering at Google for the company’s cloud networks, where he was responsible for developing software systems for intent-driven automation, ML/AI-based data analytics, and application-level awareness. Vijoy has held the CTO role at various companies including Cloud Networking at IBM Cloud, Networking at IBM Systems and Software Group, and Blade Network Technologies. He has also led engineering teams at Blade Network Technologies, Nortel, and Alteon.

Vijoy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 50 patents in cloud, distributed systems, and networking.