Raghunath Nambiar is Distinguished Engineer at Cisco's Data Center Business Group. His current responsibilities include emerging technologies and big data strategy. He has 18 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 four books and over 30 papers. Raghu holds master's degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University, and completed advanced management program from Stanford University.