Prior to Juniper acquisition, Ankur was the Founder and CEO of Contrail Systems Inc - a pioneer in standards based network virtualization and scale-out networking software. Ankur has over 15 years of experience in building world-class networking products and leading high performance teams. Prior to Contrail, Ankur served as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering at Aruba Networks, where he played critical roles in the rapid expansion of team, products, and global businesses. Before Aruba, Ankur helped drive Juniper’s initial entry into and expansion of the Ethernet Switching market. Ankur received his MSEE from Stanford University & BSEE from the University of Southern California.
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Brad Brooks is Juniper Network's Chief Marketing Officer. He joined Juniper Networks in February of 2011 and in his current role he is responsible for positioning Juniper’s growth strategy, growing opportunities in new and existing markets, and increasing the global demand for Juniper’s solutions by creating and delivering remarkable customer experiences.
Prior to this role, he held the position of Vice President of Business Strategy and Marketing for the Software Solutions Division where he was instrumental in the development of Juniper’s software defined networking (SDN) virtualization vision and strategy as well as the creation of the new and innovative Juniper Software Advantage licensing model.
Before joining Juniper, Brooks was at Microsoft serving as Corporate Vice President for Windows Consumer Marketing and Product Management leading the $8 billion consumer business for the Windows client. In this role, he oversaw the launch of Windows 7, the most successful launch in Microsoft’s history. He moved into this role from his position as General Manager for the Windows Commercial Business Group where he was responsible for the group’s global enterprise business efforts, including the market introductions of Windows Vista and Windows software assurance and enterprise agreement marketing. Amid a declining enterprise market, Brooks developed multiple solutions sets for enterprise customers and grew the $900 million annual business to $3 billion in three years. He came to Microsoft in 2002 to work on the initial business development and marketing of Windows XP Media Center Edition.
Brooks has also held several product management, product development, business development, marketing, sales and operations roles with Enron, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T.
Brooks has a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a bachelor's degree in business from the California State University.
Bruno Rijsman is a Distinguished Engineer in the Software Solutions Division. In his current role he is the lead architect for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Bruno has been with Juniper Networks since 1999 though the Unisphere Solutions acquisition and has worked on various areas including the BGP, MPLS, broadband subscriber management, and Junos.
Dhritiman Dasgupta (aka DD) is a Director of Product Marketing in Juniper Networks' Fabric and Switching Technologies team. DD has over 12 years of experience in the networking industry with roles in product management, corporate marketing, software engineering and customer support. Prior to Juniper he was at Cisco and before that at Nortel Networks - where he started his career. DD has a Bachelors degree in Computer Architecture and an MBA in Marketing and International Business.
Harsh Singh is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Juniper Networks focused on Data Center networks. Harsh has over 15 years of experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, he worked at Cisco for 10 years, where he held roles in Product Management and Engineering. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Masters degree in Computer Science, and an MBA in Marketing.
Jonathan Davidson is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Campus and Data Center Business Unit. In this role he is responsible for leading innovation, growth and product development for Data Center and Campus Solution Domains. This includes the EX-series, QFabric, and WLAN portfolios. Prior to joining Juniper he was an executive at Cisco systems where he focused on Service Provider solutions and led the Enterprise routing product management team. Jonathan has also co-authored two best-selling books on Voice over IP.
Mark Seery's industry experience covers Strategy, Industry intelligence, product management, product marketing, systems programming, network design, network operations, and Data center operations. Mark is interested in the nature of information. Mark currently works in Juniper's Corporate Strategy department.
Mike Marcellin is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for Juniper Networks Platform Systems Division (PSD), maintaining responsibility for business strategy and marketing of Juniper’s industry-leading portfolio of high performance routing, switching, and data center fabric products, as well as the company’s leading Junos operating system and best-in-industry silicon portfolio. Marcellin’s team is responsible for business strategy and product marketing, go-to-market planning, sales and customer education and information experience, as well as competitive analysis worldwide.
Marcellin is also a Board Member of US Ignite, an NSF-sponsored initiative focused on promoting US leadership in developing and deploying applications and services for ultra-fast broadband and Software-Defined Networks that have the potential to transform areas of national priority such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy, education and workforce technologies, emergency preparedness and public safety, health information technologies, and transportation.
PSD includes Juniper’s best-in-class core and edge routing solutions that serve the top global service providers, content providers, as well as enterprises that require high performance networking to power their business. These routing systems also serve as the platform for Juniper’s emerging software and applications business, including advanced mobility, video, and security solutions, automation of network tasks to reduce operating expenses, as well as the delivery of value-added services. The PSD portfolio also includes the EX line of switches, a broad wireless LAN portfolio, and the groundbreaking QFabric solution for the virtualized data center. Together, these systems make up a comprehensive, end-to-end enterprise networking portfolio designed to change the user experiences and customer economics of networking.
Previously, Marcellin served as Vice President of Global Managed Solutions for Verizon, responsible for product development and marketing of its portfolio of managed IP networking, hosting, security and IT solutions for businesses around the world. During his tenure, Marcellin managed this $4 billion portfolio, along with $75 million in product development capital, to deliver best-in-industry security solutions, an innovative cloud computing offering for enterprises and a first-of-its-kind managed mobility solution.
A Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia, Marcellin received a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Systems Engineering. Marcellin is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Paul Obsitnik is Vice President of Service Provider Marketing for Juniper Networks Platform Systems Division (PSD), responsible for the marketing of Juniper’s portfolio of high performance routing, switching, and data center fabric products to Service Providers globally. Paul's team is responsible for marketing strategy, product marketing, go-to-market planning, and competitive analysis worldwide for the Service Provider segment.
Obsitnik has extensive experience in marketing, sales and business development positions with a proven track record in creating technology markets. He has served in senior marketing and sales management positions at several companies including BridgeWave Communications, ONI Systems, NorthPoint Communications and 3Com.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Obsitnik is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Rami Rahim is Executive Vice President of Juniper's Platform Systems Division, responsible for driving strategy, development, and business growth for Juniper's entire portfolio of routing, switching, branch, and Wireless LAN products, as well as for the ongoing evolution of our silicon technology and the Junos operating system.
Over the years, Rami has served Juniper in a number of roles, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU) and Vice President of Product Management for EABU. Prior to that, Rami spent the majority of his 16 years at Juniper in the development organization where he helped with the architecture, design and implementation of many of Juniper’s core, edge, and carrier Ethernet products.
Rami Rahim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
As Senior VP and GM, Robert leads the Edge Software BU in the Software Solutions Division. ESBU develops software products for the Edge of the network for Fixed and Mobile Service Providers. These products include L4-L7 services, mobility, and media aware caching on the MX 3D routing platform as well as x86 appliances.
ESBU is also responsible for developing the next generation of Software Services Platform leveraging SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) technologies.
Robert was with Juniper from 2002 to 2006 and he rejoined Juniper in 2010 after founding a startup in the mobile and online services space and running engineering and operations at a local search startup Zvents. Robert also held key positions in companies such as Nexsi Systems, EFI, and Xerox AODS(PARC).
Robert holds an Engineering Degree from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering.
Steve is responsible for the Global Go to Market of the Juniper Enterprise Networking Product Line. This multi billion portfolio includes routing, campus and data center switching, wireless LAN and network management.
Prior to his current role, Steve was VP of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Huawei. During a 16 year period at Cisco he was a founder of Cisco’s Physical Security Business Unit in the Emerging Technology Group, a founder of the VPN and Security Business Unit, and responsible for the launch of Cisco’s 7500 and 7200 high end routers which became a $4b product line for the company.
Previous roles included product management and marketing responsibilities for data communications, mobile and networking products at AT&T and British Telecom.
Steve has an MBA from the University of Aston, UK and a BSc in Management Science from UMIST, UK.
He is a father of two, a naturalized US citizen, lives in the California Bay Area, and enjoys soccer, motorcycling and shooting.
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