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Kip Compton

SVP, Strategy & Operations, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Kip Compton is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Cloud (EN&C) business. Kip leads strategic planning for the EN&C business and is responsible for driving transformational initiatives that enable Cisco to deliver simpler, cloud-driven, as-a-service portfolios. Kip has over 20 years of senior leadership experience driving innovation in cloud, video, the Internet of Things, and networking. Kip has held leadership roles with vendors as well as service providers. His areas of expertise include video, distributed systems, IoT, cloud, and digital media security. As a senior leader, Kip is inspired by technology innovation and its impact on people and the world. He's passionate about building sustainable organizations by mentoring the next generation of technology and business leaders and 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 Senior Vice President, Cloud Platforms and Solutions group where he and his team lead Cisco’s efforts to deliver innovative cloud products, world-class cloud orchestration solutions, private cloud software platforms, and network orchestration products. He also held the position of Vice President and General Manager 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 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, both 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.

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.