Bart Van de Velde

As Sr. Director Engineering, Bart is part of the Cisco Networking CTO office. He is focused on SP and Enterprise Network Architectures constructed from SDN, Virtualization, Orchestration and Cloud Technologies. He has led several innovation efforts including CloudVPN (SD-WAN solution), NGENA (Software Defined Operator as well as Hybrid Multi-Cloud (cornerstone for Enterprise Architecture evolution). Currently his focus is on (Mobile) Network Architecture evolution, traffic encryption and visibility (QUIC/HTTPv3/DoH) and security.

Previously he led the SP Infrastructure team for Cisco’s Service Provider Group in EMEA, managing the architecture and business development activities in the area of network transformation covering Core, Edge, Carrier Ethernet, IP RAN, Optical and network management solutions.

Bart joined Cisco in 1999 and has held various technical and business development positions including product manager and senior consulting engineer on broadband technologies.

Prior to joining Cisco, Bart was a member of the initial marketing team at Alcatel developing digital subscriber line (DSL) and remote access carrier solutions.

Bart holds a Master's Degree in Electro-technical Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium.