Robert Yee

Senior Systems Engineering Manager

Cloud Networking COE

Robert has 27+ years of experience across many aspects of information technology - from customer to consultant and now at Cisco. For the last 15 years, Robert has been focused on advocating for his customers as a Systems Engineers and a Technical Solutions Architect. Currently, Robert leads an amazing team of Solutions Architects focused on Data Center Networking. Robert also founded and leads the Southern California chapter of CAAN (Connected Asian Affinity Network) at Cisco. Socal CAAN has been focused on build ties amongst members, professional development, giving back and bringing awareness of AAPI Culture to the local Cisco community.


May 25, 2023


My Unlikely Cisco Tech Career Started with a Detour

4 min read

Asian Studies graduate Robert Y. never expected to have a tech career. But, he fell in love with networking, carved a path to leadership in systems engineering, and is building community through Cisco's Connected Asian Affinity Network.