"Elevate Your Career...Get a Real Seat at the Table!"
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:00 - 9:00pm
Manufacturer's Golf & Country Club
Sujai Hajela, co-founder, President and CEO of Mist systems will speak to the best practices and examples of successful stakeholder projects where the CIO took THE opportunity of the mobile and cloud transitions to drive NEW MOBILE EXPERIENCES with employees and customers, elevating the network from an IT asset to a business asset. The CIO's role transformed from being reactive to being a proactive & valued member of the C-suite.
Sujai with Mist Systems, which is in stealth startup, focused on transforming the mobile experience in enterprises and venues.
Previous to Mist, Hajela was the Senior Vice-President of the Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group for Cisco’s Enterprise Segment organization. Hajela and his team developed products, solutions, and competitive strategies for Cisco’s enterprise customers across data center networking, campus networking including wired and wireless LAN, and enterprise routing.
Previously, Hajela was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group , and he was responsible for the vision, solutions, and product strategy of Cisco’s enterprise routing, switching, and mobility portfolios. In that role, his global organization worked directly with customers and partners to create and market networking solutions that help IT navigate technology transitions – including mobility, cloud, intelligent WAN, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Hajela also served as Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Wireless and Cloud Networking Group, and led the Cisco acquisitions of ThinkSmart and Meraki. He has been instrumental in crafting the vision of Cisco Unified Access, an intelligent platform that enables new connected experiences and operational efficiencies to accelerate business innovation and growth.
Before Cisco, Hajela was Vice President and General Manager at Motorola where he was responsible for the wireless network solutions business, including wireless LAN, wireless security (Air Defense), management (Wireless Valley), wireless broadband, private broadband, and voice over WLAN. In that role, he established Motorola's vision for the wireless enterprise and drove the development of the distributed next-generation WLAN architecture (WiNG). Hajela has also held global positions with Nortel and Hewlett-Packard.
Hajela holds a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science and technology from Bangalore University in India, and a master of business administration degree from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
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