CTO, Distinguished Engineer
Chief Technology and Architecture Office
Carlos Pignataro, CTO SP CX, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, is a technology change agent who has spent his career on the “bleeding edge.” It all begins with innovation, which he believes is not just central to change, it is change.
A Services Patent Strategist, he has co-invented almost two hundred US patents (issued and pending), co-authored over fifty Internet Requests for Comments (RFCs), has received a variety of awards in technology, innovation, and services science, and holds multiple industry leadership roles.
Carlos spreads the wealth, serving as an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University. He has co-authored three books on computer networking and is a much sought-after speaker at conferences in the industry and across Cisco.