Kip Compton

No longer with Cisco

Kip Compton is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Cisco Networking, Cisco’s largest business. Kip leads the teams responsible for strategy, portfolio management, and M&A. He and his team lead strategic cross-company programs, strategic technology partnerships, and drive a focus on how engineering at Cisco can build products for a more sustainable future. Kip has over 20 years of senior leadership experience driving innovation in cloud, video, the Internet of Things, and networking. His areas of expertise include video, distributed systems, IoT, cloud, and digital media security. He has held leadership roles with technology companies as well as service providers. As a senior leader, Kip is inspired by technology innovation and its impact on people and the world. He is passionate about building sustainable organizations by mentoring the next generation of technology and business leaders. Kip believes that bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences to the table leads to the most compelling innovation and the best solutions to the most challenging problems. Previously, Kip served as CTO and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Cloud organization and has also held senior leadership and general manager positions for Cisco’s Cloud Platforms, Internet of Things, and Service Provider Video Software and Solutions groups. Kip also held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group, and Vice President 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 an MBA degree from the Wharton School. He holds multiple patents in the areas of digital video, security, and networking.


October 3, 2019


Reflections on Cisco Leader Day 2019

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

October 18, 2019


The New Era of Application Innovation

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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.

August 1, 2019


Cisco & Microsoft: Making Containerized Apps Easier

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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


Unleash the Potential of Your Multicloud Strategy

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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


NSO Developer Days – June 18-21 in Stockholm

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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


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

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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


Five Things I’ve Learned to Fuel My Growth Mindset

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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


Helping Service Providers Keep Up with the Pace of Innovation

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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


Raising the Bar on Multicloud Management

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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.