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Kip Compton

SVP, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group

Kip Compton is Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud Platform and Solutions group. Kip leads the company’s effort to help customers innovate in a multicloud, automated world which is core to Cisco’s strategy of delivering a secure, intelligent platform for digital business. Kip and his team work across Cisco and with key technology partners to deliver innovative cloud products, hybrid cloud solutions, and Cisco’s multicloud portfolio.

Kip’s organization develops world-class cloud orchestration solutions, private cloud software platforms, and network orchestration products. His team also leads Cisco’s ngena initiative to enable service providers to benefit from a new shared economy model for networking services, creates go-to-market strategies for the Cisco Cloud Portfolio, and enables Cisco's open source software contributions. In addition, Kip’s team drives the development of the world’s highest performance and most advanced data plane software used in cloud, virtualization and container networking. Kip and his team also enable Cisco partnerships with public cloud companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Kip has over 20 years of senior leadership experience driving innovation in cloud, services, the Internet of Things, and network engineering. Kip has held leadership roles with vendors as well as service providers. His areas of expertise include video, distributed systems, content distribution, collaboration technologies, and digital media security.

Previously, Kip served as Vice President of Cisco’s Internet of Things Systems and Software Group, where he was responsible for developing a broad portfolio of IoT connectivity platforms and advanced software platforms. Additionally, he served as General Manager of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group, and Vice President and General Manager of Strategy and Product Management for the Service Provider Video Technology Group.

Before joining Cisco, he was with Comcast as Vice President of Video and Media Engineering, responsible for development of Comcast’s digital cable, content security, video on demand, and streaming media infrastructure and services.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a MBA degree from the Wharton School. He holds multiple patents in the areas of digital video, content security, and networking.

Articles

October 18, 2019

CLOUD

The New Era of Application Innovation

IT is facing new challenges from an application revolution, where the ability to deliver high-quality digital experiences is the driving force behind how IT shapes it’s cloud strategy.

October 3, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Reflections on Cisco Leader Day 2019

Read about my reflections on Cisco’s Leader Day and Cisco's being named #1 World's Best Workplace.

August 1, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco & Microsoft: Making Containerized Apps Easier

Our collaboration with Microsoft enabled Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to integrate into the Cisco Container Platform via our natively-integrated Kubernetes managed services, further accelerating containerized application innovation.

June 6, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Unleash the Potential of Your Multicloud Strategy

It wasn’t that long ago that many people thought moving everything to the cloud would be simple and cost-effective – and cloud would somehow make everything easier. The reality is...

May 23, 2019

INNOVATION

NSO Developer Days – June 18-21 in Stockholm

Don't miss the Cisco NSO Developer Days conference! Engage with #CiscoNSO product development, Solutions Architects, and SMEs from Cisco Advanced Services, NSO Tech Partners, and customers.

April 9, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The Next Phase of Co-Innovation – Cisco and Google Cloud

Today at Google Cloud NEXT, David Goeckeler unveiled the next phase of our journey with Google Cloud: the expansion of our multicloud and hybrid collaboration to include Google Cloud's Anthos.

March 8, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Five Things I’ve Learned to Fuel My Growth Mindset

Today is International Women's Day and there is so much to be thoughtful about -- top of mind for me is how my mom helped me develop a growth mindset.

March 7, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Helping Service Providers Keep Up with the Pace of Innovation

Disruptive innovation was top of mind at Mobile World Congress last week. Service providers are constantly exploring new ways to bring compelling service offers to their customers quickly. Cisco is helping SPs through innovations around cloud automation.

January 29, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Raising the Bar on Multicloud Management

Cisco is raising the bar on multicloud management: expanded capabilities strengthen our position as the glue between vendor-specific clouds, tools, APIs, configuration requirements, SLAs, and analytics.