Vijoy Pandey

(civilization-scale computing || bust)

Vijoy Pandey is Senior Vice President, Outshift by Cisco. Outshift’s mission is to build what’s next and new in emerging tech for Cisco and for tomorrow’s customer needs. What sets us apart is our focus on turning ideas into action and creating new products regularly in emerging areas such as cloud native applications, security, edge native, quantum, and AI. Outshift includes the entire pipeline of building a product and bringing it to market (product, software development, marketing, sales, and customer success). In addition, Vijoy runs Cisco Open Source, Cisco Research, and the Responsible AI charter for Cisco.

Vijoy has held various strategy, product, and engineering leadership roles and has over 20 years of expertise in planet-scale distributed systems, cloud, and application-first software infrastructures, which serve to complement his role as a technology visionary for a software-focused AI-first digital future.

Before joining Cisco, he served as head of engineering at Google for the company’s global cloud networks, where he was responsible for developing software systems for intent-driven automation, observability, AI/ML-based insights, and application-level awareness. Vijoy has held various CTO roles, and has led large geo-diverse, agile product and engineering teams at both large organizations and startups.

Vijoy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 80 patents in cloud, AI/ML, and distributed systems.

External Articles

Through Panoptica's attack path analysis, security teams can pinpoint targeted attack scenarios during the threat modeling process that could lead to the compromise of high-value assets.

Just about every technology we take for granted, from smart televisions to cloud servers, relies heavily on open source software. Software’s significance in the digital transformation of large businesses expands the importance of open source.

Building new processes on modern cloud infrastructure is an effective way to establish a resilient, scalable and secure platform for ongoing development of new applications that reduce the friction of every interaction. And a cloud native stance tells internal stakeholders, customers and partners that your eyes are focused on the horizon.

Presentations and conversations

A mesh is about the most massively useful thing a cloud native developer can have. We introduce the generalized concept of I/O buses or meshes, define their attributes and look at 3 concrete examples.

Innovation is at the heart of any major technology company, but Cisco wants to take it a step further. The company formed a new group called Emerging Technologies & Incubation, whose mission is to incubate its next bets.

ZK Research Founder and Principal Analyst Zeus Kerravala interviews Vijoy Pandey, VP of Engineering at Cisco. They discuss future projects, fullstack development, network engineering, and more! 

Sitting down with Alan Shimel to talk about all things distributed  application development, and what Cisco is doing in this space to make lives easier for developers.

(Civilization-Scale) : What else?

What else am I up to? 

Travel, travel writing, and photography - having more gear than skill would dictate, and a love for all things historical, and yes, civilization-scale. Check out my travel and photography website: