2019 BC AWARE SPEAKER


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Vaishali Ghiya, Sr. Director, Global Security Systems Engineering, Cisco

Vaishali Ghiya has 21+ years of experience in Security, Networking & Cloud technologies in Sales, product management, product marketing, strategic alliances and engineering capacities, managing a large team of senior employees worldwide.

Vaishali is responsible for Security Technical Sales at Cisco managing a 180+ people team of senior technical sales employees for Global Enterprise, Commercial, Public Sector, Cloud, Service Providers and Partners groups. Prior to Cisco she spent 14+ years at Juniper Networks in a variety of different roles. She was a Field CTO for Global Security Sales at Juniper Networks responsible for WW security sales along with driving innovative Security & SD-WAN solutions & partner eco system globally. Prior to this, Vaishali was a field CTO for Commercial & Partner Sales where she was responsible for driving cloud, security & networking sales & GTM strategy. Prior to joining Commercial & Partners Sales team, she was responsible for the IBM Strategic Alliance, focusing on joint solutions and strategy for cloud, SDN, NFV and Analytics initiatives. She also led the Juniper Networks vCPE Partner Solutions for global alliances such as IBM, Amdocs and Elite channel partners. Before joining the Strategic Alliances group, she held product management and marketing roles in Juniper’s Ethernet Platforms Business Group where she was responsible for product launches, positioning and messaging for datacenter, campus, cloud & service provider solutions, as well as WLAN strategy. Prior to this, as part of her product management leadership role, Vaishali led Juniper’s market leading Secure Access SSL VPN product and go-to-market strategy. Before joining Juniper in 2004, Vaishali spent 7 years at Nortel in product management and engineering capacities, leading the SSL VPN, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and WLAN strategy and solutions. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona.