Rajiv Asati is a seasoned technology executive with global strategic and deep industry knowledge for digitization & transformation. As a designated CTO for Customer Experience (CX) SP organization, he is responsible for chartering Cisco CX’s technology strategy for Cloud/Service Providers and for increasing the adoption of Cisco’s offers (encompassing Intent Driven Networking, Automation & Orchestration, Packet Optical Integration, Security, NFV, Hybrid Cloud etc). He closely collaborating with engineering leaders and partners, while keeping the sharp focus on Customers’ outcomes. He drives a significant focus on cross-architecture opportunities and a “better together” vision while collaborating with regions architecture teams, engineering leaders/BEs and partners, while keeping the sharp focus on Customers’ outcomes.
He has served on advisory board of one of IoT/Analytics companies, published articles and contributed to open-source community. Rajiv is a subject matter expert, key go-to technical resource, and well respected thought leader across many key technologies
Rajiv has held several senior leadership roles in the past. Previously, Rajiv provided the CTO function for Cloud and Networking Services business within Advanced Services. Before joining Cisco, he contributed to the development and deployment of Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) solutions at AT&T Labs. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked with AT&T Labs in designing and deploying Advanced Intelligent Networks (AIN) solutions and with Nortel Networks developing SS7 and ISDN protocols stack.
He is an innovator with 85+ patents (issued/pending/published) and industry contributor with 13+ IETF RFCs and 1 CableLabs spec. Also CCIE Certified. He is a frequent speaker at numerous external and internal conferences and seminars including MPLS Congress, NCTA, APRICOT, CiscoLive/Networkers, SEVTs, and EBCs.