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.


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.

December 6, 2021


Enabling Application Development Velocity in an API-first World

5 min read

For businesses that adopt a robust application development ecosystem—with integral API connectivity and security—the new application imperative can be a significant competitive advantage.

September 30, 2020


A Cloud Native Network for a Holographic KubeCon EU

3 min read

A new holographic video conferencing application makes its debut, as the Network Service Mesh (NSM) community demonstrates how to make networking cloud native.

February 6, 2020


The Evolving Cloud-Native Infrastructure

5 min read

At Cisco, we have been thinking through what connectivity looks like to the application developer and platform engineer. The cloud-native Network would connect all such service endpoints, and only those endpoints, wherever they happen to be and in whatever form – as modern cloud-native, or traditional monolithic systems.

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