Raghunath Nambiar is a distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solutions. He is responsible for emerging technologies and data center solution strategy. He represents Cisco in standards bodies for system performance. He is the chairman of TPC Big Data standards committee and general chair of International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed papers. Raghu holds master's degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University, and completed advanced management program from Stanford University.