Cisco Enterprise SD-WAN Can Now Transit Over Google Global Cloud Infrastructure – Cisco with Google, UBS, and Johnson & Johnson Keynote Presentation

Spring 2021

In the ONUG Elastic Infrastructure Working Group, requirements have pointed toward enterprise SD-WAN providers to offer the choice to transit over a cloud service provider infrastructure, while maintaining enterprise security, compliance and experience. 

 In this keynote, join industry thought leaders Raj Gulani, Senior Director, Product Management for Cisco SD-WAN and Cloud Networking, and Nikhil Kelshikar, Director, Product Management for Google Enterprise and Anthos Networking, as they discuss the innovative solution for building multi-cloud networks. Learn how Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud Network Connectivity Center, offers customers the simplified and intuitive experience to transit their enterprise site-to-site traffic across Google’s global infrastructure.


Raj Gulani is Senior Director, Product Management for Cisco SD-WAN and Cloud Networking in the Intent-Based Networking Group. Raj has 25 years of experience in the enterprise cloud networking industry and has had leadership roles at Cisco, Riverbed and Citrix. Raj is an established leader in managing diverse and inclusive, global teams. He has the breadth of experience in managing business OKR’s and delivering market share growth by incubating new businesses and growing mature businesses by fostering strategic partnerships and acquisitions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Mumbai, India and is also a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE – R&S and DSL), and AWS certified Cloud Practitioner

  • Twenty years of intense leadership, management and engineering experience in telecommunications, networking, security, real-time communications and Private/Hybrid Cloud technologies at UBS, AT&T, and Citigroup.
  • Leading globally distributed teams 800+ teams with extensive opex/capex budget management.
  • Building exemplary client relationships, vendor relationships, and cross-domain business relationships to execute strategic plans.
  • Managing complex multi-disciplinary programs with tight budgets and changing priorities.
  • Mentoring team to build world-class organization with results-oriented culture.
  • Visionary leadership in technology- filed 4 patents, given many conference talks, and defined industry best practices in emerging technologies.
  • Delivering results with well-defined KPIs to improve bottom-line service quality, financials, and business agility.
  • Optimizing a limited budget with changing priorities and constraints while delivering business results.
  • Strong education- Executive Leadership from MIT Sloan Business School., MBA (finance and marketing concentration) from Rutgers University and Master in Electrical and Computer engineering from Georgia Tech

Shafeeq Shaikh has over 23 years of experience in the IT industry with a focus on Network & Network Security Strategy, Roadmaps, Architecture and designs with Fortune 50 companies including Enterprises and Service Providers. He’s a passionate Enterprise Network & Security Executive, leading Global Digital Transformation, driving teams to leverage technology to create pragmatic solutions that would enrich customer and business experience. Currently, at Johnson&Johnson, the world’s largest Healthcare company, Shafeeq is driving NextGen Network – Internet First Strategy, enabling digital transformation through SDN, Automation, adoption/integration of Cloud Networks (AWS, Azure, GCP) and Zero Trust Cloud Security Architecture via Secure Access Service Edge framework.

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