Ian A. Hood

Senior Architect – Service Provider Business
Cisco Development Organization (CDO)

Ian has held leadership roles in the telecom industry for over 30 years. He spent much of his career in Canada, primarily in systems engineering, design, and product management roles with Motorola, Mitel, and Wellfleet/Bay Networks.

Ian and his family now live in Northern California (in beautiful Sonoma county) and he has worked for a number of start-up telecom companies in the bay area prior to joining Cisco 8 years ago.  Ian is currently responsible for global service provider architecture, leading our SDN/NFV vision and business transformation strategy.

Ian is an active ambassador and speaker for the Broadband, Metro Ethernet, and SDN/NFV industry forums.  Ian is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, and holds an Honours B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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