Prakash Sripathy

Vice President, Engineering

PI Common NeXT IOS/XE Engineering

Prakash has been with Cisco for more than 2 years. Reporting to Ravi Chandra, Prakash in his current role leads NeXT team that develops Platform Independent network protocol and control plane software, work flow/development tools and programmability solutions for all EN/DC/SP BUs. Prakash brings a diverse set of experiences, including the development of multiple generations of switches and routers for DC and Enterprise Networks, Converged Infrastructure platforms, and a large-scale Cloud platform and DevOps framework. Prior to joining Cisco Prakash was an Executive Director at Verizon where he was responsible for developing and deploying Verizon’s Cloud platform hosting various Verizon’s applications including Personal Cloud Storage, and ThingSpace IOT platform. Before that he was the VP of Engineering in Force10 Networks, where he worked from its inception on building and leading the protocol and platform software engineering teams. He joined Dell as part of its acquisition of Force10 and continued to lead the software team in realizing Dell’s converged infrastructure(network/storage/servers) solutions. Prakash lives in Cupertino with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys doing yoga, reading business/spiritual books, home improvement projects and hiking. Prakash is a big enabler of leaders and teams to chase big dreams. He is passionate about building great teams and products.


July 16, 2020


The Transformation of Software Testing

6 min read

A shift in mindset is required to digitize software development. Integrating testing developers into the early design and develop stages benefit customers as well as development teams.

April 30, 2020


A Mindset Shift for Digitizing Software Development and Delivery

5 min read

For professionals who build software solutions, the digitization of software development focuses on improving productivity, consistency, and efficiency resulting in the democratization of team-based development.