Akram Sheriff

IoT Software Technologist

Internet of Things (IoT) R&D

Akram Sheriff is an IoT Software Engineer/Technologist with the Cisco IoT Engineering team. Akram holds 40+ software patents, both granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and currently pending review at USPTO and in the Germany/EU region. He specializes on different wireless protocols, IoT software stacks, and technologies for IoT products, and leads various product series. He is also an active peer reviewer of IEEE publications in areas related to WiFi, BLE, Wireless networking trends, AI/Machine learning, Enterprise WiFi, IoT architectures, and the Cloud networking domain. In 2017 Akram and a team of 2 other individuals conceived, innovated, architected and built a SaaS product to solve "Energy power optimization problem" called "iPOWER" from scratch leveraging AI, IOT, Data Streaming frameworks , WIFI, BLE, RFID technologies to deliver MVP prototype to IOT + DCIM Market for which he won Cisco IEC4 (Global internal Innovation) award in 2017 from CEO and CSO in San Jose. The final Productized v2 version of the product was soft launched in marketplace for partner and customer traction in IOT + DCIM verticals in late 2017. Akram is also an active member in some IETF working groups related to 6LoWPAN, RAW related to different low power wireless technologies. Akram is also a frequent presenter in many Internal Cisco Live, Devnet, APJC SecCon -2020 and external conferences in topics related to AI/ML, Wireless Networking, IoT, and Cloud technologies. You can also follow Akram on Medium.


Emerging trends in IoT gateway and edge application management in a cloud native paradigm

8 min read

The need for managing business operations remotely across industries has increased rapidly. The sudden, unprecedented shift towards cloud native IoT management applications hosted on public cloud created challenges.