Rajiv Asati



Rajiv Asati is a CTO & VP.Cisco Fellow with global strategic and deep industry knowledge focusing on digitization & improving customer experience (CX).

He is responsible for chartering technology strategy and transformative solutions for "Cloud, Service Providers & Enterprises" globally and for partnering with CxOs & teams for alignment on business and technical outcomes. He is recognized for leading high performing teams and incubating large scale engineering solutions that improve time-to-adoption/value for customers globally.

He drives a significant focus on cross-Architecture opportunities around the world, collaborating with BE/TG leaders etc., while keeping a sharp data-driven focus on Customers’ objectives. He has led x-functional, x-cultural & x-technology teams, focused on Intent-Driven Networking, Hyper Converged, Automation & Orchestration, Optical, Security, Virtualization, Telco Cloud, Edge Computing, Cable, vRAN, Wireless, 5G, Hybrid Cloud, SD-WAN, etc. as well as services execution and operationalization, enabling customer success across SPs and Enterprises, and set new records in transformation.

He is widely recognized for leading global teams that directly contributed to the customer success such as Reliance Jio since 2012 (grew 0 to $1B+ revenue), Rakuten Mobile since 2018 (grew 0 to $0.5B+ revenue) etc., as well as for leading large scale global initiatives such as Cable IP NGN solution architecture (CESNA) (grew 0 to $220M+ revenue influence), NFV Services business line since 2014 (grew 0 to $50M+ revenue) etc. from incubation through launch through customer adoption & support.

He is a passionate out-of-box thinker with 130+ patents and an avid contributor to industry standards with 25+ industry publications (IETF, IEEE, CableLabs, NCTA, SCTE) and open-source projects such as Legato on github etc. Also Certified in Cisco (CCDE + CCIE) and AWS (SA + CP).

He has been a distinguished speaker at many industry recognized conferences e.g. MPLS/NFV World Congress, NCTA, SCTE, Connect(X), APRICOT, Internet Society, CiscoLive/Networkers, GSX, SEVTs, EBCs etc. He has served on the board of few companies as well.

Previously, Rajiv provided the CTO function for Cloud and Networking Services business within Cisco Professional Services. Before joining Cisco, he contributed to the development and deployment of Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) solutions at AT&T Labs and with Nortel Networks developing SS7 and ISDN protocols stack.

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