Faiyaz Shahpurwala Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services
As Senior Vice President of Cisco's Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services Organization, Faiyaz Shahpurwala is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the delivery infrastructure for all of Cisco's cloud offerings to customers. He also leads Cisco's Industry Solutions Group, which develops industry-specific solutions in areas like virtual healthcare, physical security and safety, connected education, and smart and connected building.
Since joining Cisco in 1992, Shahpurwala's key accomplishments include building the services and data center businesses, and directing Cisco's focus on industry solutions. Shahpurwala was a founding member of the Network Supported Accounts group, which grew to become the Advanced Services team.
In 2001, he left Cisco to become a key executive at Andiamo Networks, a start-up manufacturing storage switches that was later acquired by Cisco. On his return, Shahpurwala built and co-led the billion-dollar Advanced Services enterprise business where he pioneered the data center networking practice and led the worldwide technology practices for OSS, infrastructure, and security. Most recently, Shahpurwala served as Senior Vice President for Advanced Services in the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China regions.
He is the inventor of NatKit, a remote network monitoring tool for which he was awarded a patent. He sponsors the Early Career Network at Cisco, a community platform for new hires looking to expand their network, access training and events, and get support for career development.
Shahpurwala holds a master's degree in computer engineering from Western Michigan University.