Executive Biography

Vijoy Pandey

SVP, Emerging Technologies and Incubation

Vijoy Pandey is Senior Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered to create and drive the next Independent Operating Units (IOUs) businesses for Cisco in an agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial manner. Vijoy runs product, software development, research, and product-led growth teams.

Vijoy has held various strategy, product, and engineering leadership roles and has over 20 years of expertise in planet-scale distributed systems, cloud, operational excellence, and application-first software infrastructures which serve to complement his role as a technical visionary for a software-focused digital future.

Before joining Cisco, he served as Head of Engineering at Google for the company’s global cloud networks, where he was responsible for developing software systems for intent-driven automation, observability, AI/ML-based data analytics, and application-level awareness. Vijoy has held the CTO role at various companies including IBM, and Blade Network Technologies, and has led large geo-diverse, agile product and engineering teams at Blade Network Technologies, Nortel, Alteon, and Google.

Vijoy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 80 patents in cloud, networking, AI/ML, and distributed systems.