About The Speaker
Shashi Kiran is the Chief Marketing and Product Officer at Aryaka Networks responsible for Aryaka’s global marketing, product management and technology partnerships. He brings over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech industry across marketing, product management, business development and partnerships. Shashi is a former marketing leader at Cisco where he led worldwide product and solutions marketing teams for several multi-billion dollar portfolios spanning datacenter, cloud, security and enterprise networking. From 2011-13 he also led Cisco $15B+ combined switching portfolio. He was instrumental in launching the company’s SDN strategy and ramping up its application centric infrastructure (ACI) offering. Most recently Shashi was the CMO for Quali, a VC-backed firm focused on Cloud and DevOps automation. Currently he serves on the advisory board of The Fabric – an early stage VC firm, 8VC and Third point backed Ushur, True Lark and Optio3. Shashi is a frequent industry speaker, blogger and columnist to Forbes and Money Inc. Shashi holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Marketing, both from India, with executive education stints at Harvard, Stanford and MIT. He is also a practicing CISSP.