Colin Kincaid

Vice President, Marketing, Networking Software
Network Operating Systems Technology Group

As Vice President of Marketing for the Networking Software Group at Cisco, Colin Kincaid leads the teams responsible for the product management, marketing, and messaging of the operating systems software that is shipped on all Cisco routers and switches. His team works with development teams across all of Cisco Engineering to deliver the networking protocols, technologies and software that enable Cisco’s Intelligent Network.

A long-time leader of Cisco innovation, Kincaid recently led the complete redesign and production of the extensible, modular, and componentized operating system, IOS-XE. Even today, IOS-XE is the main operating system that is distributed on most enterprise platforms. He also managed the Edge Services software development team in the Network Software organization overall.

Kincaid spent five years leading international, cross-organizational development of Service Provider subscriber services for Cisco’s mobile wireless strategy and hospitality broadband strategy. He ran the Professional Services and integration teams through the deployment of software solutions in Carrier Network and OSS/BSS environments in close partnership with sales and marketing. He managed development efforts on Cisco’s 10K switching platform from its inception, and he was involved with VPN security product development.

Prior to joining Cisco, Kincaid served as Vice President of Engineering at TAZZ Networks.  TAZZ specializes in dynamic policy management for key applications in the Service Provider market. TAZZ products have been integrated into various Cisco carrier-grade products. He also worked in start-ups as both a software and hardware engineer, guided by business instincts anchored in industry knowledge and market trending.

A respected IT industry veteran, Kincaid is frequently sought-out for keynote speaking engagements and as an expert panelist.

He holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Boston University and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


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