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Individual Speaker Profile

Zeeshan Rizvi Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: January 15, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Prosper
Zip Code: 75078
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
Statement of Interest

Contribute towards enterprise cloud strategy and operations

Areas Of Expertise
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Cloud
  • Software Defined Networking
  • IT Transformation
  • Strategy


Zeeshan Rizvi is the strategic lead within Cisco’s Americas Partner Organization with diverse experience in leading global business and technology transformation engagements in the areas of Software Defined Networking, Cloud Strategy, Operations and Management, Business Architectures and Open Source solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Cisco Partner Organization, he managed & delivered several complex public/private cloud deployments from concept to operational stages for Cisco Services’ customers in US, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

More recently he has been involved in shaping industry impacting SDN / Network Programmability Certifications for Cisco and leading multiple initiative towards transforming Cisco partner organization and Cisco’s Partner ecosystem in collaboration with Channel Partner’s office of the CTO. He has also served as distinguished keynote speaker at various industry events, most recently at Redhat IT Transformation forum.

Prior to joining Cisco, Zeeshan served in the capacities of CEO, Manager Software and Systems Engineering, Solutions Architect, Principal Software Architect and Systems Engineer in the past 17 years for various public, private enterprises and startups.

Zeeshan holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. His current certifications include Enterprise Architect (TOGAF) with Open Group, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
  • Saving On-Prem Cloud

Willing to present via video conference: No
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English

Contact Zeeshan