Sudhir Modali

Huseni Saboowala is engaged at Cisco as a senior technical leader in the areas of Software Defined Networking, Cloud, and Unified Communications. He currently focuses on evangelizing the role of the network and network services in accelerating the adoption of cloud services by enterprises. His proposals have won Cisco-wide recognition and awards, and he continues to cultivate business-driven innovations that further enrich application-network interactions. Within Cisco SRG, he leads the architecture and deployment of a custom private cloud, driving his concept to reality across several groups. He has filed patents and spoken on Cloud and UC to large audiences on several occasions. Before joining Cisco, Huseni held several positions, including at Nortel, TTI (acquired by Sonus Networks), and dynamicsoft (acquired by Cisco). Over the past 18 years, his activities have ranged from solution architecture, design, validation, and deployment to leadership of global teams, innovation coaching, and developing technology strategies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay, and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Kansas State University.


Muhammad Abid is an innovator who is currently working as a senior product manager in the Services and Routing Group at Cisco. He is engaged in developing the next generation of platforms and innovative technologies that will support data center interconnect and software defined network (SDN) frameworks and play a key role in enabling cloud-based services and applications. Prior to this, he was focused on architecting solutions and driving technology roadmaps across multiple business units for unified communications, collaboration, and threat defense. Before joining Cisco, Muhammad held several positions, including at T-Systems, Padcom, Telcordia, and Latham & Watkins. Over the past 18 years, he has been involved in building innovative products and designing and architecting networks for service providers and enterprises. He has also validated mobility solutions for enterprises and performed technical audits on service provider equipment and networks. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York and an Executive Master in Technology Management degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.


Sudhir Modali is a thinker and innovator currently putting his creative mind to work as a product manager at Cisco, working on products that fuel data center and cloud architectures. He currently focuses on the evolving application requirements and the corresponding network architectures that enable some of the biggest cloud services in the world. His expertise comes from multiple positions he has held at Cisco over the past 13 years, including customer support (TAC); QA lead; technical marketing in areas such as service provider, enterprise, and data center networks; and technologies such as data, voice, and video. He has developed and is a major contributor to several certification courses for data center and cloud fields within Cisco. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics from Shivaji University (Solapur, India).