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Kevin Ott

No Longer with Cisco

Kevin is the General Manager of Cisco’s Data Virtualization Business Unit.

Cisco’s Data Virtualization Business Unit provides software and services that enable organizations to efficiently access corporate data assets from a variety of enterprise data sources, big data sources, a multitude of cloud services, real-time streaming analytics applications, and the Internet of Things without the expense and complexity of creating multiple physical copies of the data. This agile approach to integrating data is quickly becoming part of the Enterprise Information Management architecture for leading companies, as they use their data assets more effectively to create competitive advantage.

A senior executive and technologist, Kevin has over twenty years of experience developing innovative, real-time business process and data integration products for Global 2000 enterprises

Kevin joined Cisco through the Composite Software acquisition in 2013. As SVP of Products, Kevin was responsible for all of Composite's R&D operations including product management, engineering, architecture, quality, support, and documentation. During his tenure, he advanced the product platform and restructured R&D operations for increased efficiency, reliability, and productivity, helping to achieve significant growth in license revenue.

Earlier in his career, Kevin developed enterprise software products for webMethods, Sun, Netscape and Hewlett-Packard.

Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego.

Articles

September 18, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Flooded with Data. Striving for Data-driven Decisions.

As businesses embrace data-driven decision making, it’s no longer enough to simply collect the data.  In fact, there is so much data, that instead of enabling decision making, it can sometimes do the opposite. In a recent article, CEOs Must Up Level Their Digital-Decisions Skills, Thorton May highlights that executives need to work on improving […]

Workload Automation Makes Business Better

Technology changes like the weather – often. Today’s IT environment is ever evolving and vastly different than it was just five years ago. Data and analytics dominate the conversation and everybody is still trying to figure out how best to leverage their data with approaches to better serve the business, and the complexity that comes […]

Innovation at the Edge: Navigating Distributed Environments and Beyond

I am pleased to share that Cisco’s Connected Streaming Analytics (CSA) is among the 15 leading vendors featured in Forrester’s recent survey on Big Data and Streaming Analytics. Forrester ranks Cisco as a strong performer in the market, noting Cisco as a solution with “sweet spots that differentiate the solution” from the rest of the […]

Sustaining the Smart City

We put the Cisco Energy Management Suite to work for the City of Paris. Join us in Austin on June 14 to hear about its role in significantly reducing energy costs.

Cisco Data Virtualization Powers Operational Use Cases

The biggest challenges, like improving time to market, can be done easily with Cisco Data Virtualization. Projects can now get done in a day or afternoon, compared to a month or a full quarter.

February 25, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Cisco Data and Analytics Solutions to be featured at the 2016 Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit

The complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT) is challenging enterprises to seek new ways to manage and leverage their data. There is an explosion of data being created everywhere—from traditional data warehouses, the cloud, and even the very edge of the network. To remain competitive in this hyper-distributed business environment, it is essential that […]

January 11, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Announcing Data Virtualization Release; Increased Support for Cloud, SaaS and Social Media Data Sources

Cisco continues to make significant investments in our Data and Analytics offerings, including our industry-leading Data Virtualization software. The latest release of the Cisco Information Server, version 7.0.3, reflects the healthy collaboration that we have with our valued customers, and our talented engineering team. Two forces driving the evolution of data management for analytics are […]

December 10, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

The Data and Analytics Year in Review

What an exciting year for data and analytics! As I think back on our 2015 accomplishments and also think about some of the predictions that were made for the year, I’m confident that Cisco data and analytics is right on track for doing big things in the future. Here are some of the 2015 major […]

November 16, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Digital Transformation, Analytics, Big Data, Data Virtualization and More at the 2015 Data and Analytics Conference

The inaugural Data and Analytics Conference last month was, in my opinion, the best conference of the year. The brightest minds in the industry gathered for two days in Chicago to discuss the latest trends and new solutions for big data, the Internet of Things, cloud, analytics, digital transformation and data virtualization. Customers Featured With […]