Balaji Sivasubramanian is a Director of Product Management at Cisco in the Data Center Group where he is in-charge of Cisco's products and strategies in the Software Defined Networks/Network Virtualization markets.
He drives the product management of the Cisco’s cloud networking and services platform -the Cisco Nexus 1000V product line. Before this role, Balaji was Head of Customer Engineering at Big Switch Networks where he built the commercial team defining and selling the earliest SDN solutions in the market.
Prior to Big Switch, Balaji spent 12 years at Cisco responsible for product management of various Campus and Data Center switching products including the Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches.
Balaji is an active speaker in various conferences on topics of SDN and Cisco’s Data Center products. Balaji is also a co-author of the popular "Building Cisco Multilayered Switching Networks" and "Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks" books, both published by Cisco Press.
Balaji holds Masters of Science from University of Arizona and Bachelor of Engineering from Anna University, India.