Pradeep Kathail

Chief Network Architect

Intent Based Networking Group

Pradeep Kathail is the Chief Network Architect of Intent Based Networking Group (IBNG) at Cisco, and is responsible for architecture, technology and standards strategy, innovation, and incubation of new technology.

His current focus areas are trustworthiness of network, rules-based engines for network diagnostics and compliance, as well as new market disruption coming from software defined IT infrastructure. He has led many large-scale OS infrastructure and system development projects.

Prior to Cisco, Pradeep held various technology management jobs at Apple, Novell, SITA and IBM.

He holds a MS Computer Science degree from IIT Roorkee, India.


April 14, 2021


Telemetry and AI/ML-Driven Wireless Advances

Two Papers by Cisco Engineers address how wireless telemetry and deep learning models can significantly improve wireless performance.

April 13, 2021


Advances in Software Defined Networking and SD-WAN

Learn about Cisco’s implementation of SD-Access, SD-WAN, and Cloud Native SD-WAN, as well as their advantages and the standardization efforts required for interoperability.

January 7, 2021


Trustworthy Networking is Not Just Technological, It’s Cultural – Part 3

A culture of trustworthiness provides a consistent approach to designing, building, delivering, and supporting secure solutions that customers can rely on.

July 20, 2020


How Trustworthy Networking Thwarts Security Attacks

The built-in components of trustworthy systems foil attacks before they even begin and limit the damage that they can do given a foothold through unsecure network devices.

April 20, 2020


Trustworthy Networking is Not Just Technological, It’s Cultural

With the multitude of dangers constantly testing networks, there should be no such concept of “implicit trust”. At the core of the defensive network is the principle of proven trustworthy hardware and software, working in conjunction to protect network devices, data, and applications from attacks.