Shashi Kiran is the Senior Director, Market Management for Data Center, Cloud and Open Networking at Cisco. In this role he oversees the global market market management for products and solutions across Cisco's multi-billion dollar data center, cloud and open networking portfolios. He has also been the lead for conceptualizing Cisco's Open Network Environment (Cisco ONE) and SDN market strategies, crafting the messaging, positioning and global rollout.
Previously he led the portfolio marketing Cisco's $14B+ Data Center Networking, Virtualization and Enterprise Switching portfolios across Cisco's Catalyst, Nexus and MDS product families, in addition to other areas including aspects of Security, WAN optimization, Application load balancing etc.
Previously, Shashi led Enterprise Routing product and solutions marketing at Cisco including the ISR and ASR families. He also was involved in Cisco's SmartGrid strategy at a conceptual stage.
In his 17+-year career, Shashi has held leadership roles in the areas of Product Line Management, Marketing and Sales engineering focusing on Security, Routing, Metro Ethernet, Energy Efficiency and hi-touch services for Enterprise, Service Provider and Public Sector initiatives. Prior to Cisco he worked with Nortel, venture funded start-up Euclid Inc. and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Dept. of IT, Govt. of India). He was also an editorial consultant and columnist for the Network Magazine (Indian edn.) from 1997-2001 in a honorary capacity.
Kiran has been involved in contributing to standards bodies primarily in security and frequently speaks at Industry events on a diverse range of technology areas. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Business Adminstration in addition.
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