Executive Biography
Kip Compton
CTO & SVP, Strategy & Operations, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Kip Compton is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Cloud (EN&C) business. Kip leads strategy, business operations, technical operations, and transformational initiatives for EN&C. He and his team are also responsible for portfolio management, including evaluating investments and acquisitions. His work leading the office of the CTO for Cisco’s largest business includes driving the incubation programs, cross-team/business innovation, and driving a focus on how engineering at Cisco can build products for a more sustainable future..

Kip has over 20 years of senior leadership experience driving innovation in cloud, video, the Internet of Things, and networking. His areas of expertise include video, distributed systems, IoT, cloud, and digital media security. He has held leadership roles with vendors as well as service providers.

As a senior leader, Kip is inspired by technology innovation and its impact on people and the world. He is passionate about building sustainable organizations by mentoring the next generation of technology and business leaders. Kip believes that bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences to the table leads to the most compelling innovation and the best solutions to the most challenging problems.

Previously, Kip served as Senior Vice President of the Cloud Platforms and Solutions group. He has also held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things Systems and Software Group and served as General Manager of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Group, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group, and Vice President of Strategy and Product Management for the Service Provider Video Technology Group. Before joining Cisco, he was with Comcast as Vice President of Video and Media Engineering, responsible for development of Comcast’s digital cable, content security, video on demand, and streaming media infrastructure and services.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA degree from the Wharton School. He holds multiple patents in the areas of digital video, security, and networking.