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Individual Member Profile

Meenakshi Lakshmanan

Date Joined
July 30, 2015

Statement of Interest

Working and Leading projects in Openstack


Leading SP Solutions and Cloud Systems Development CoE in Cisco, Bangalore, India, previously Senior Manager and Practice Leader for Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) for Advanced Services DC and Cloud Practice.

• Founded the first Cloud Experience Center in  Cisco’s APCJ region  located in Bangalore, India.  Assisted in creating similar centers for EMC and VMware in Bangalore.

• Led Services Delivery and Solution Development and Test organizations in San Jose and Bangalore.

• Incubated the team and delivered first of its kind Cloud and DC projects for major DC and Cloud Customers. Core Member of DC and Cloud Service Development Office, lead DC Service Development Efforts. Responsible for Strategy, Planning and Roadmap for the DC & Cloud Center of Excellence

•   Leading an Openstack, Virtual Managed Services and Cloud Based Consumer Services Development & Validation Team. Hands on Experience in Virtualization  and Openstack Environments.

• Contributed to early cloud  services conceptualization, resulting in the creation of the Initial Cloud Services team in Advanced Services.  Technical Leader and Evangelist for Cisco Unified Datacenter/Cloud strategy and technologies.

• Presenter at industry forums (Enterprise Architects Meets, Industry Cloud Forums Open Stack and Open Source Summits).


  • Cisco - From 1999-01-01 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Quantum,Heat

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