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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.

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Cisco’s Culture of Innovation: Thriving in the 21st Century

On March 26, I gave a presentation on Cisco’s culture of innovation at the Unleashing Innovation Summit in New York City. This venue gave me the chance to discuss our belief that the next billion-dollar idea can come from anywhere and that our innovation strategy and culture reflect that philosophy. Innovation is a core part […]

February 6, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

IoT’s Prominence at Cisco Live Milan

The Internet of Things (IoT) was a hot topic at Cisco Live last week in Milan. I got to spend a lot of time with customers, partners, and developers, and came home impressed by the tremendous focus on IoT applications. There is an enormous amount of energy directed at building on the foundation Cisco is […]

October 14, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Fog – A Clear Vision

This week at the Internet of Things World Forum we are challenging the industry to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT leverages many ‘off the shelf’ technologies but also has some unique requirements, which must be met. How do we make sure that the right critical information is being processed while […]

Writing a new chapter of my story: Taking on the Internet of Things opportunity at Cisco

This week I’m excited to participate in an event we are organizing in Chicago, home of the 2014 Internet of Things World Forum.  We’re meeting with some of our partners and customers as we make a few joint announcements – including a new IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona, and showcasing some new solutions built on […]

Videoscape + Cloud Services = Cisco SaaS Advantage

At CES this year we announced the expansion of Videoscape to the cloud. By launching Videoscape Cloud Software and Videoscape Cloud Services, we are empowering our customers with flexibility and agility to provision and scale infrastructure on demand, service velocity to introduce new functionality more rapidly, and cost optimization from more manageable and predictable cost […]

February 17, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Milestones in Cisco Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Deployments

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) confirms much of what we already know: Service providers will need to carry more video traffic to more devices delivered as unique on-demand streams. All at the time and place of the end-user’s choosing. But the sheer scale of this demand makes interesting reading. The Cisco VNI projects that […]

February 12, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Marching towards Cloud CDN

Why should you put a virtualized content delivery network (CDN) in the cloud? This is not just a theoretical question. It has come from our customers. At our recent Cisco Live event in Milan, we demonstrated how our continued CDN technical leadership can answer this question. First, some history, as you can’t just begin with […]

September 17, 2013

NETWORKING

Capturing Value from Mobile Video in Motion

You don’t have to look far to see how mobile video is changing how we communicate, collaborate and consume information. From collaborating with co-workers across the globe while you catch the morning train to connecting with friends and family from the comfort of your sofa. From checking out the latest viral Vine video during a […]