Vijoy Pandey

Senior Vice President

Outshift by Cisco

Vijoy Pandey is Senior Vice President, Outshift by Cisco. Outshift’s mission is to build what’s next and new in emerging tech for Cisco and for tomorrow’s customer needs. What sets us apart is our focus on turning ideas into action and creating new products regularly in emerging areas such as cloud native applications, security, edge native, quantum, and AI. Outshift includes the entire pipeline of building a product and bringing it to market (product, software development, marketing, sales, customer success). In addition, Vijoy runs Cisco Open Source, Cisco Research and the Responsible AI charter for Cisco. Vijoy has held various strategy, product, and engineering leadership roles and has over 20 years of expertise in planet-scale distributed systems, cloud, and application-first software infrastructures which serve to complement his role as a technology visionary for a software-focused AI-first digital future. Before joining Cisco, he served as head of engineering at Google for the company’s global cloud networks, where he was responsible for developing software systems for intent-driven automation, observability, AI/ML-based insights, and application-level awareness. Vijoy has held various CTO roles, and has led large geo-diverse, agile product and engineering teams at both large organizations and startups. Vijoy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 80 patents in cloud, AI/ML, and distributed systems.


April 8, 2024


Quantum Security and Networking are Emerging as Lifelines in Our Quantum-powered Future

6 min read

A metamorphosis continues to take shape with the rise of Post-Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Key Distribution, and the brave new world of Quantum Networking.

February 6, 2024


Unlock Rapid, Trusted Delivery of Generative AI Applications

2 min read

Outshift by Cisco introduces Motific, its first SaaS product for rapid and trusted delivery of GenAI applications, empowering central IT and security teams.

January 26, 2024


The world convenes to discuss AI protections and policies amid growing data asymmetries

5 min read

This year we’ll see a movement for responsible, ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) that begins with clear AI governance frameworks that respect human rights and values.

June 6, 2023


Outshift by Cisco Announces its Latest Cloud Native Application Security Strategy with Panoptica

3 min read

Panoptica, a product from Outshift by Cisco, helps customers secure cloud native applications, prioritize risks with precision, and accelerate development, deployment, and production across teams.

April 20, 2023


Modernizing Your Applications with Open Source? Yes, It Can Be Done!

2 min read

Learn about new additions to open source projects led by the Cisco Engineering team that are contributing more security features and functionality for Kubernetes and cloud native environments.

March 29, 2023


Cisco Announces its Intent to Acquire Cloud Security Software Company Lightspin

2 min read

Cisco Emerging Technologies & Incubation (ET&I) intends to bolster its cloud-native portfolio with Lightspin focused on end-to-end security and observability.

October 28, 2022


Cisco Announces Open Source Cloud-Native Offerings for Securing Modern Applications

4 min read

Today at KubeCon, Cisco announced FunctionClarity - a new open source project which helps developers secure the serverless functions that fundamentally reduce the amount of code necessary to create and deploy cloud-native applications. FunctionClarity is part of OpenClarity, a trio of open source projects which help solve problems around application security, and the software supply chain.

October 7, 2021


Meet Cisco at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2021!

4 min read

The ability to program a massive application by piecing together services gives us incredible flexibility. But it also presents new problems, from API security to observability. Join Vijoy at KubeCon to discuss this challenge and to introduce APIClarity, a new open source program supported by Cisco.

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