Cisco’s Enterprise Networking
- VP & CTO
John Apostolopoulos is VP & CTO of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking business, Cisco’s largest business, where he drives the technology and architecture direction. He also founded Cisco’s Innovation Labs whose mission is to drive technology innovation aligned with Cisco’s strategic directions. This covers the broad Cisco portfolio including Internet of Things (IoT), wireless (ranging from WiFi to emerging 5G), application-aware networking, multimedia networking, indoor-location-based services, connected car, machine learning applied to the aforementioned areas, and deep learning for visual analytics. Previously, John was Lab Director for the Mobile & Immersive Experience Lab at HP Labs, whose goal was to create compelling networked media experiences that fundamentally change how people communicate, collaborate, socialize and entertain. The MIX Lab conducted research on novel mobile devices and sensing, mobile client/cloud multimedia computing, immersive environments, video & audio signal processing, computer vision & graphics, multimedia networking, glasses-free 3D, next-generation plastic displays, wireless, and user experience design. He is an IEEE Fellow, was named “one of the world’s top 100 young (under 35) innovators in science and technology” (TR100) by MIT Technology Review, and received a Certificate of Honor for contributing to the US Digital TV Standard (Engineering Emmy Award 1997). He has published over 100 papers, receiving 5 best paper awards, and has about 70 granted US patents. John was a Consulting Associate Professor of EE at Stanford (2000-09), and frequently gives invited lecturers at MIT. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from MIT.