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Raghunath Nambiar

Chief Technology Officer
UCS

Raghu Nambiar helps define strategies for next generation architectures, systems and datacenter solutions, as well as leads a team of engineers and product leaders focused on emerging technologies and solutions. He has played an instrumental role in accelerating the growth of the Unified Computing Systems (UCS). Raghu was previously a Cisco distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solution engineering responsible for incubating and growing its as a mainstream portfolio to a run rate business in 100s of million USD. He brings years of technical accomplishments with significant expertise in system architecture, performance engineering, and creating disruptive technology solutions.

Raghu is Cisco’s representative for standards bodies for system performance. He has served on several industry standard committees for performance evaluation, program committees of leading academic conferences, and chaired the industry’s first standards committee for benchmarking big data systems. Raghu is a member of the IEEE big data steering committee, board of directors of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), and founding chair of its International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. He has published 50+ peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, 10 books in Lecture Series in Computer Science (LNCS), and three patents allowed by the USPTO and 12+ pending.

Prior to Cisco, Raghu was an Architect at Hewlett-Packard responsible for several industry-first and disruptive technology solutions and a decade of performance benchmark leadership. Raghu holds master’s degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University and completed an advanced management program from Stanford University.

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