Rakesh Chopra

Cisco Fellow

Common Hardware Group Architecture and Platforming

Rakesh Chopra is a Cisco Fellow in Cisco’s Common Hardware Group and has been at Cisco since 1997. During his 22 years at Cisco, Rakesh has driven a number of industry-leading products at Cisco across the Enterprise and Service Provider routing space. Today, Rakesh focuses on system architecture across Cisco’s Routing and Switching portfolio to identify market transitions and ensure that our products meet customer demands.

Rakesh works with external suppliers, the ASIC organizations, the HW organizations and the SW organizations to realize next generation products to optimize across company, organizational and technology boundaries. When not focusing internally to drive product development, Rakesh promotes Cisco's technology to our suppliers and customers.


December 11, 2019


ONE Silicon, ONE Experience, MULTIPLE Roles

Today, I’m thrilled to announce Cisco Silicon One™- a ground-breaking, new silicon architecture that has elevated routing silicon’s performance to the same level as switching silicon’s performance – both from a bandwidth and power efficiency perspective – but we are also paving the way to faster performance gains in the near future.