Ken Owens, CTO Cisco Cloud Solution Engineering
Technical executive with 20+ years’ experience in architecture, analysis, design, research, and implementation of cloud computing infrastructures consisting of Cloud Native development, Microservices, SOA software design, virtualization, server, network, security, storage, automation, management layers, and deployment methodologies. Experience in system engineering functions, such as system architecture development, system requirements synthesis, performance modeling, behavior modeling, feasibility analysis, and validation of multi-layered communication systems.
Currently responsible for Cisco Cloud Engineering technology and strategy including innovations and cloud native capabilities. Architected, designed, developed, and deployed microservices architecture called MANTL (http://mantl.io) and the Cloud Native developer UX called Shipped (http://ciscoshipped.io). Cisco Shipped is the first of its kind platform in the industry built to implement the DevOps process for Continuous Integration and Deployment. Shipped is designed to help develop and deploy micro services in a containerized environment (mantl.io). This project is designed for cloud native and transformation from existing development to cloud native. Developers can deploy code to target cloud environment within minutes, familiarize themselves with the latest technologies in CI/CD, and help their business rapidly test cloud native capabilities without any vendor lock in.
As CTO of Savvis Cloud Business previously, Responsible for the overall cloud technology roadmap including key strategic innovations relating to the product development process and creating a platform that all cloud products and services will innovate on. Created and incorporated new Service Design Methodology into the product development process resulting in creating services that delight and connect to our customers. Drove the adaption of the Service Design Methodology across the Hosting and Cloud Business Units. Architected, engineered, and designed new Openstack Platform Strategy that is integral to transformation to a new cloud architecture that is less reliant on VMWare and mutli-cloud federation capable. Lead the creation and implementation of an Innovation Framework and Research & Development methodologies to drive disruptive technologies and services into market rapidly. Lead creation and implementation of a Competitive Intelligence process that established an innovation landscape and competitive SWOT analysis. Created eco-system partner certification methodology, process, and automated test suite. Supported Sales and Sales Engineers on strategic customer accounts resulting in 40$ Million in revenue
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