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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

May 23, 2018

CLOUD

Getting to the How of Multicloud

We’re beyond defining what multicloud is, when it’s coming (it’s here!) or why it’s accelerating. Customers need to know how to navigate complexity for the next wave of multicloud initiatives.

Setting a New Standard for Production-Grade Kubernetes

Cisco's CloudCenter 4.9 and AppDynamics for Kubernetes illustrate our commitment to open source technologies that help our customers adopt at scale, in production, on premises, and in cloud environments.

April 25, 2018

CLOUD

Delivering On the Open Hybrid Cloud Promise with Kubernetes

When it comes to multicloud, containers are among the most compelling technologies to emerge over the past few years, allowing applications to start faster, use less memory and run anywhere.

February 13, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco’s Global Cloud Index Study: Acceleration of the Multicloud Era

Cloud is fueling massive growth in multiple dimensions. Cisco’s GCI study helps us get a sense of how this opportunity and traffic diversity is likely to play out over the next few years.

January 29, 2018

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

ngena: Creating Next-Gen Global Business Networks

Multinational, global enterprise growth continues to rise, and these businesses require reliable, agile, and seamless connectivity with end-to-end global SLAs. Many of the global companies we talk to are banks,...

December 18, 2017

CLOUD

Reaching for the Next Level Hybrid Cloud

In a hybrid IT world, applications live everywhere, and it will take more than just connecting clouds to be successful.

October 25, 2017

CLOUD

Cisco and Google: Enabling Breakthrough Open Hybrid Cloud Innovation

Cisco and Google Cloud are working together on an open hybrid cloud solution that enables applications to seamlessly span on-premises and cloud-based environments, delivering cloud speed wherever needed.

October 2, 2017

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Think Fast: The Impact of Automation in Today’s Hybrid World

Customers want it fast. They don’t want to wait for human intervention to get what they want, when they want it. They want resolution at the click of a button. The pace of change is increasing and customer behavior is pushing significant transformation in business models. 10 years ago, who would have imagined that Amazon […]