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Kip Compton

VP, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group

Kip Compton is Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud Platform and Solutions Group. He is responsible for driving Cisco’s multicloud infrastructure strategy designed to help customers create and manage both public and private cloud environments. Kip's team builds and delivers secure hybrid cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services that — together with our partners —offer customers the freedom to choose the best environments and consumption models for their traditional and cloud-native applications. Kip’s multicloud infrastructure focus is one of the core elements of Cisco’s cloud strategy that enables simple, intelligent, automated, and secure clouds.

Kip has over 20 years of senior leadership experience driving innovation in cloud and IoT systems, software, and network engineering, including roles with both vendors and service providers. His areas of expertise include video, distributed systems, content distribution, collaboration technologies, and digital media security.

Previously, Kip served as Vice President of Cisco’s Internet of Things Systems and Software Group (IoTSSG), where he was responsible for developing a broad portfolio of IoT connectivity platforms and advanced software platforms. Additionally, he served as General Manager of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group, and Vice President and General Manager of Strategy and Product Management for the Service Provider Video Technology Group.

Before joining Cisco, he served three years with Comcast as Vice President of Video and Media Engineering, responsible for development of Comcast’s digital cable, content security, video on demand, and streaming media infrastructure and services.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a MBA degree from the Wharton School. He holds multiple patents in the areas of digital video, content security, and networking.

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