Executive Biography

Ronak Desai

SVP & GM, Cisco Full-Stack Observability & AppDynamics

Ronak Desai is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Full-Stack Observability and AppDynamics. Ronak is responsible for leading the overall Full-Stack Observability and AppDynamics business unit, driving strategy, vision, transformation and business growth for the organization and its products – including on-premises, cSaaS, Cloud Native Application Observability, and the Full-Stack Observability Platform. 

Prior to joining Cisco Full-Stack Observability and AppDynamics, Ronak was SVP of Cisco’s Cloud Networking Engineering organization, where he spearheaded major strategy and technical shifts across Cisco’s networking portfolio of products and services, including ACI to ACI Anywhere, 400G offerings, Cloud APIC, Nexus Dashboard and more. Ronak has held additional engineering leadership roles at Insieme Networks — which was acquired by Cisco in December of 2013 — where he was responsible for the development and architecture for the ACI controller and Nexus 9000, Hybrid cloud solutions. In addition, he helped drive the development of NX-OS, Nexus 7000, MDS9000 and SAN-OS (the pre-cursor to NX-OS). 

Ronak lives in Oakland, California, and enjoys hiking and mountain biking. He has earned 50 patents, many of which are currently embedded in the solutions Cisco provides to address the dynamic needs of worldwide customers and technology partners every day.