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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

January 22, 2019

CLOUD

What’s Ahead for Cloud in 2019

Cloud, a major catalyst for change in the emerging global digital economy, shows no signs of tapering in 2019: helping businesses deliver applications and innovate faster than ever before.

November 8, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco and AWS Collaborate to Accelerate Innovation

Cisco is introducing a new solution built for Amazon Web Services (AWS) that makes running new containerized applications simple.

October 3, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

My Day with Some of the Greatest Minds in Tech at GHC18

I am thankful for the opportunity to attend this year's Grace Hopper Celebration where I could learn from and lean in with some of the greatest minds in tech.

October 2, 2018

CLOUD

Modernizing On-Premises and Hybrid Cloud SAP Landscapes without Disruption

Cisco came together with SAP to realize our common vision to help customers modernize infrastructures without disruption, and take advantage of flexible, innovative cloud architectures.

September 7, 2018

CLOUD

The Promise of the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud, Delivered

With Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud, businesses can accelerate on-prem app modernization, ease services management, and quickly secure on-prem workloads in the cloud with integrated support.

July 30, 2018

CLOUD

Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense for Developers

Cloud is one of the ways many companies will future-proof business, deliver applications, and innovate faster than ever before.

June 28, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Insights from Customer Zero: Enabling the Next Generation of Hybrid Cloud

Cisco’s own IT organization is one of the largest customers of Cisco technologies, often acting as Customer Zero when new innovations are being rolled out. I recently chatted with Mike...

June 11, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Power a Multicloud World – Enabling Next-Generation Hybrid Cloud with Google Cloud

The pressure to innovate has never been greater to compete in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Hybrid cloud offers one of the biggest IT transformations of our generation.

June 7, 2018

CLOUD

Unlocking the Power of Enterprise Applications

Cisco is doing a lot to unlock the power of enterprise applications, not only through our own development activities but also with important technology partners.