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Individual Member Profile


Vijoy Pandey

Date Joined
December 13, 2018

Statement of Interest

To build an open, extensible, infrastructure stack that is easily operable in a zero touch manner through a intent/model driven interface, touching upon all aspects of infrastructure planning, design, engineer, build and operate.


Vijoy is the VP and CTO of Cloud at Cisco, having joined Cisco in August 2018.

Vijoy was previously at Google where he has held various leadership roles in the architecture, engineering and operations of Google's global data center networking footprint, Cloud networking, and their two global WAN networks. He also led the development of software and systems for intent-driven zero-touch automation, diagnostic telemetry, data analytics and ML/AI and application-level awareness in the infrastructure.

Prior to Google, Vijoy served in numerous CTO capacities including CTO of Networking at IBM Cloud and at IBM Systems and Software Group; CTO of Blade Network Technologies, and has led global Engineering teams at Blade Network Technologies, Nortel and Alteon.

Vijoy has led the industry’s automation and data analytics efforts for cloud-scale networks, and was instrumental in delivering many industry firsts – including the first intent-driven e2e automation framework at Cloud scale, the first Open Source SDN controller; the first VM-aware switch, and the first low-latency HFT/HPC switch.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and holds over 60 patents in distributed systems & networking.

  • Cisco - From 2018-08-01 (Current)
  • Google Inc. - From 2014-03-01 To 2018-07-31
  • IBM - From 2010-10-01 To 2014-02-28