Senior Director of Engineering, AI
As Senior Director of Engineering, AI at Cisco, Anand loves the excitement of working with world-class teams to build and market game-changing products. Anand was the cofounder and Chief Product Officer of Armorblox, the industry’s first GPT-powered protection against targeted email attacks. Cisco acquired Armorblox in July 2023 to bring generative AI powered experiences to Cisco customers. Prior to Armorblox, Anand launched ThoughtSpot out of stealth mode, and built and ran product marketing and product management teams there. Anand was a founding team member and product manager at Blue Jeans Network, helping to grow it from four employees to 200+ employees and 2,000+ customers. Before that, he held several engineering roles, including six years at NVIDIA. Anand has a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors and was named a Palmer Scholar.