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Sri Hosakote

Sri Hosakote: Vice President & General Manager, Cisco’s High End Routing & Optical Business unit
Vice President & General Manager, Cisco’s High End Routing & Optical Business unit

Sri Hosakote is currently Vice President & General Manager of the High End Routing & optical group at cisco. In the past 18+ years (at Cisco). Sri has held numerous roles at Cisco and worked on many Service Provider products (BPX/IGX, MGX, GSR, 7600, 7500, ASR-9K, CRS/CRS3 etc) in various capcity. ASR-9000, a very innovative engineering success, was a product Cisco launched globally in Nov/2008 was developed under the leadership of Sri Hosakote in the capacity of Vice president, Engineering. ASR9K also ramped up to 1B run-rate in a short period of time under his leadership as a General Manger for Service Provider Edge routing group. He was also the key leader responsible for the success of laying foundation for Routing team in Cisco-India and evolution of CDO-India for the Cisco System Global Development Centre in Bangalore, India from 2004 - 2007. Sri has tremendous experience in successfully delivering products to Cisco's most demanding customers with unique exposure to complex Global multi site development. Sri joined Cisco through the Stratacom acquisition in 1995.

`Sri is an active volunteer for "Jeena – A volunteer organization for Special Needs children". He has been on advisory boards for colleges & schools in Bangalore. He is also a founding member of CEI (Corporate Executive Initiative) that is a team of Bay Area entrepreneurs helping coach, mentor bay area young Asians and create awareness in local corporations for need of higher corporate levels participation. He has been awarded the "UMKC School of Computing and Engineering Alumni Achievement Award. (April/2009)" This award recognizes an SCE alumnus who has achieved notable success in his or her professional field and rendered outstanding service to the community.

Prior to joining Cisco, Sri worked as a Software engineer in Retix Inc and Sprint Communications. Sri Hosakote graduated from Bangalore University in 1989 and began his career as a founding member in a start–up in Bangalore where he worked for two years. He graduated with a M.S in Networking from UMKC, USA in 1993 and has an MBA in Technology Management. He also holds an approved US Patent.

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