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.


September 29, 2015


Unleash Your Business Analysts Cisco Data Preparation

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As the leader of Cisco’s Data Virtualization and Analytics Business Units, it is my pleasure to announce Cisco Data Preparation, a new big data and analytics offering for business analysts and IT. What is Cisco Data Preparation? Driven by Business’s accelerating demand for analytics, Cisco Data Preparation (Data Prep) makes it easy for non-technical business […]

August 26, 2015


The Data and Analytics Event of the Year!

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Today, I’m excited to share with you some details on the 2015 Data and Analytics Conference, October 20-22 at the Hilton Chicago. The inaugural event will showcase some of the most innovative data and analytics thought leaders. My favorite part of the event is listening to the customer presenters. I’d like to share with you […]

July 7, 2015


Maximizing Your Return on Investment From Data Virtualization Customers

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Forrester Consulting recently conducted a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examined the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the Cisco Data Virtualization solution. This provides readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of investing in the Cisco Data Virtualization solution for their organizations. Forrester gathered data through […]

May 12, 2015


Turning Data Challenges into Business Opportunities

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At the recent Gartner BI Summit in Las Vegas, there was a lot of discussion about the paradigm shift underway in business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Business’s need for agile data access and self-service, combined with IT’s inability to satisfy this need, is causing disruption to traditional models and shifting the balance of power from […]

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