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Introducing Graphiant

A modern, next-gen private network.

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Meet Our Founders

Khalid Raza

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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”.

Stefan Olofsson

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Stefan Olofsson, the CTO and Founder of Graphiant, has spent his 25 year career focusing on a variety of networking technologies and is recognized for his unique and innovative problem solving abilities. He was a pioneer in the advancement of VoIP, IPv6 and high availability and fast convergence network architectures. He has played an important role in helping global enterprises and carriers successfully evolve and adapt their infrastructures by identifying technology challenges and rolling out new products and services.
 
Stefan joined Viptela as one of its early employees and was instrumental in shaping the architecture that eventually defined the SD-WAN market, being responsible for several key innovations. He returned to Cisco as part of the Viptela acquisition, and in his role as Solutions Architect, divided his time between customers and product architecture to evolve the Viptela/Cisco SD-WAN offering.
 
Stefan has worked with several networking vendors before joining Cisco, where he spent 17 years before joining Viptela. At Cisco he held multiple sales, engineering, and management roles to satisfy his desire to explore and broaden his experiences. He holds several patents across multiple technologies.

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