Vijoy Pandey is Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered to create and drive the next Bold Bets for Cisco in an agile, ambitious and entrepreneurial manner. Vijoy runs both engineering and a global framework of customer-focused co-innovation labs for these ventures. He is also the CTO for Cloud at Cisco. Vijoy has held various strategy and engineering leadership roles, and has over 20 years of expertise in planet-scale distributed systems, cloud, operational excellence, and application-first software infrastructures. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 80 patents in cloud, networking and distributed systems.