Ravi Chandrasekaran

Senior Vice President

Core Software Group

Ravi Chandrasekaran is a Senior Vice President who leads the Core Software Group (CSG) at Cisco.

Ravi and his team power and build the complete stack of software developed for Cisco’s core networking products. CSG works towards creating unprecedented customer value by building innovative and leading-edge software, platforms and solutions that form the technology core for thousands of enterprise, service provider and data center customers. The group’s charter includes software development across switching, wireless, network services, routing, optical software and enterprise routing, service provider routing, and cable access. CSG is the largest engineering organization in the company and takes its responsibility of being the backbone of the network very seriously.


March 3, 2020


Creating More Agile and Upgradable Networks with a Controller-Based Architecture

Controllers bring purposeful intelligence into an Intent-Based Network by acting as intermediaries between human operators specifying intents, and all the switches, routers, and access points that provide the required connectivity.

September 17, 2019


From Controllers to Multi-Domain: 7 Pillars of Intent-Based Networking

Wireless technologies, AI, rich behavioral and telemetry databases, more flexible and economical WAN links, and abundant cloud compute resources are becoming available to address the new reality of increasingly complex networks.

June 13, 2018


Cisco’s New Intent-Based Networking Platform in Use: An Example

With the DNA Center's new platform capabilities, we can link the networking and IT issue tracking systems together. Learn how one of our partners is doing it.

February 27, 2018


Networking Done Right: Our Vision Behind DNA-Center

The #network is the foundation that fuels digital transformations. However, in order to enable such transformations, the network must transform itself as well.

December 21, 2017


7 for 2017: A Look Back on a Big Year for Networking

If this year is a sign of things to come, I cannot be more excited and confident in our continued innovation in 2018. I guarantee you’ll see us continue to lead the industry forward.

December 18, 2017


Introducing Cisco LaunchPad Startup Cohort 3

Cisco LaunchPad’s startup cohort #2 graduated with resounding success. All eight startups received an enthusiastic response from investors, partners, and the Cisco Community. Currently, Cisco LaunchPad has 16 startup alums, of which seven are actively engaged with Cisco on technology and Go-to-Market collaboration. Through Cisco LaunchPad, we are building engagement with highly relevant startup communities […]

June 23, 2017


Engineering the New Era of Networking

Building this new era of networking has driven Cisco to innovate in many different ways. This launch marks a new chapter in our engineering history and transformation.

Commencing Cisco LaunchPad Startup Cohort 2

Read about Cisco LaunchPad - an ecosystem of startups, technology leaders, partners, and developers we're helping incubate in India.

October 7, 2016


Navigating the Next Leap Second

For 27th time since 1972, a leap second is confirmed for 2016. It will take place on December 31 and to ensure our customers have everything they need to know about this upcoming event, Cisco has published an Information Page on Cisco.com. Similar to a leap year, the leap second helps bring our tracking of […]