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20 July 2017
| James Pearce
Juniper Networks has named Google engineer and head of network architecture Bikash Koley as its new chief technology officer, overseeing the company’s critical technology innovations.
Koley, who will join the company in
August, brings a wealth of experience in IP and optical
technologies to the role, having spent almost a decade in
various engineering roles at Google.
His most recent position was as the search engine
giant’s distinguished engineer and head of network
architecture, engineering and planning. He has also previously
held positions at Ciena and Qstreams networks, a company he
co-founded in 2004.
Koley said: "I have admired Juniper Networks' technology for
the last two decades and believe the technology within Juniper
will lend itself to an amazing programmable platform that will
allow companies to operate seamless hybrid cloud
infrastructures. Harmonious connectivity to clouds is not a
solved problem, and I look forward to being part of the new era
His role as CTO at Juniper will see Koley tasked with
leading the firm’s technology strategy, while
furthering developments in enabling high performance,
highly-automated self-driving network technology.
His appointment comes just months after Juniper founder and
current CTO, Pradeep Sindhu, said he would reduce his role at
the company to focus on Fungible, a startup he co-founded in
Koley will report directly to chief executive officer Rami
Rahim, who labelled him "a visionary." Rahim added: "I'm
excited to have Bikash help us lead the transformation in the
networking industry by delivering innovative products,
solutions, and services for network operators around the