Program Manager, Cloud Programs
Office of the Cloud CTO
James Urquhart plays a key role in Cisco’s cloud strategy, including its contributions to the OpenStack cloud computing software project. Named one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and The Next Web, and author of the popular C|NET Blog Network blog, The Wisdom of Clouds (http://news.cnet.com/the-wisdom-of-clouds), Mr. Urquhart brings a deep understanding of these disruptive technologies and the business opportunities they afford.Mr. Urquhart is a seasoned field technologist with 20 years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Urquhart held leadership roles at Forte Software, Sun Microsystems, and utility computing infrastructure vendor Cassatt Corporation.