Kapil Bakshi

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco U.S. Public CTO Office


Kapil Bakshi is Distinguished Engineer for Cisco U.S. Public CTO office. He is responsible for leading and driving technology & business strategies, thought leadership, customer leadership engagements and publishing activities in the CTO office. His technology vertical areas include Data Center, cloud computing, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence strategy and initiatives. Kapil has extensive experience in strategizing, architecting, managing, and delivering complex technology solutions. During his career, he has held several architectural, consulting, and managerial positions within the industry. Prior to Cisco, Kapil worked for Oracle/Sun Microsystems, where he spent a decade working with U.S. Government, Enterprise and Service Provider customers. Prior to SUN Microsystems, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and several government system integrators in consulting and product development roles. He chairs and leads several industry forums including tracks in IEEE, NIST and Cisco DE/Fellow community. He also holds U.S. patents for data center and related solution sets. Kapil is a native of Washington D.C. and holds both a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as an MS in electrical & computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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