Akhil Behl

Akhil Behl , CCIE No. 19564, is a Senior Network Consultant in Cisco Services, focusing

on Cisco Collaboration and Security Architectures. He leads collaboration and security

projects worldwide for Cisco Services and the Collaborative Professional Services (CPS)

portfolio for the commercial segment. Prior to his current role, he spent ten years working

in various roles at Linksys as a Technical Support Lead, as an Escalation Engineer at

Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and as a Network Consulting Engineer in Cisco

Advanced Services.


Akhil has a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and telecommunications from

IP University, India, and a master’s degree in business administration from Symbiosis

Institute, India. He is a dual Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Voice and

Security. He also holds many other industry certifications, such as Project Management

Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) professional,

VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Over the course of his career, he has presented and contributed in various industry

forums such as Interop, Enterprise Connect, Cloud Connect, Cloud Summit, Computer

Society of India (CSI), Cisco Networkers, and Cisco SecCon. He also has several research

papers published to his credit in various international journals.