Raghunath Nambiar is distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solutions at Cisco. His current responsibilities include emerging technologies and data center solution strategy. He has years of technical accomplishments with significant expertise in system architecture and performance engineering. He has served on several industry standard committees for performance evaluation and program committees of leading academic conferences. He is a member of the board of directors of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) and chair of its International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. He has published five books and about 50 papers. Raghu holds master's degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University, and completed advanced management program from Stanford University.