Samer Salam

Principal Engineer

Enterprise Networking

Samer Salam is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems. He focuses on the system and software architecture for networking products in addition to technology incubation. His work covers the areas of Semantic Technologies, Machine Reasoning, Data Management and Analytics, IoT, Machine-to-Machine Communication as well as next-generation Layer 2 networking solutions and protocols.

Previously at Cisco, he held multiple technical leadership and software development positions working on Carrier/Metro Ethernet services, OAM, network resiliency, system scalability, software quality, multi-service edge, broadband, MPLS and dial solutions.

He holds over seventy five US and international patents, is author of "The Internet of Things From Hype to Reality: The Road to Digitization". He authored more than twenty IETF drafts and RFCs, and articles in telecommunications industry journals. He is also a Distinguished Speaker at CiscoLive.

Samer holds an M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


Network Assurance with Machine Reasoning and Machine Learning

The AI technology landscape includes both ML and MR. The two provide complimentary capabilities and combined together they enable AIOps to cover all aspects of network assurance.  ML captures the patterns in the data, and MR captures human expertise, facts and logic.