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Khalid Raza, the CEO and Founder of Graphiant, is widely regarded as a visionary in routing protocols and large-scale network architectures. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has played an instrumental role in architecting networks for Global Tier-1 carriers and Fortune 100 companies, and defining innovative solutions for the manufacturing, healthcare & telecom industries.
Khalid was Founder & CTO of Viptela. In this role, he was responsible for driving the architecture and vision of Viptela’s technology solution and helping create the SD-WAN market. He returned to Cisco as part of Cisco’s $610 million dollar acquisition of Viptela in 2017 and took on the role of Distinguished Engineer driving Cisco’s innovations and market development.
Khalid, over his 17 years at Cisco, was awarded the pinnacle of Cisco certifications: Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) and Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE). While working at Hewlett-Packard, he was honored as Distinguished Technologist and created the vision for the company’s Next-Generation Datacenter and Wide Area Network architectures. Khalid holds multiple patents in routing and security protocols and is the author of a book titled “Large-Scale IP Network Solutions”.