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Kip Compton

VP, Cloud Platform and Services Group

Kip Compton is Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud Platform and Services organization. He is responsible for enabling Cisco’s hybrid cloud strategy by developing and operating the company’s cloud platform to support and deliver software-as-a-service (SaaS) offers, managed cloud services, orchestration, data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Kip and his team enable the delivery of managed services offers in conjunction with Cisco’s SaaS offers to provide a seamless hybrid cloud journey for our customers and partners.

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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