Jalpa Patel

Jalpa Patel (CCIE No. 42465), is Senior Technical Leader in Cisco’s Customer Experience group. Her datacenter-related areas of focus include Unified Computing Systems and Virtualization, HCI solutions, Application-Centric SDN for application agility and datacenter automation, and Nexus switches in next-generation unified fabric datacenters. Patel holds an MS degree in Telecommunication Networks from NYU, a BS degree from Government Engineering College, Gujarat, India, and an Advanced Program Management Certificate from Stanford. 

Manuel Velasco (CCIE No. 49401) specializes in Hyperflex, ACI, and virtualization. A Cisco TAC engineer for seven years, he has supported Hyperflex ACI, server virtualization, and related technologies. Velasco holds a BS from California Polytechnic State University. 

Avinash Shukla (CCIE No. 28418), Technical Leader in Cisco’s US Customer Experience (CX) Organization, has 11 years of experience in Cisco CX roles spanning Professional and Technical Services, and extensive expertise in collaboration and datacenter technologies. He now focuses on Unified Computing Systems, Hyperflex, virtualization, and datacenter automation. He holds a B.Tech in ECE from IIIT, Hyderabad, has won numerous Cisco awards for customer focus, and has delivered many technical trainings for Cisco partners and customers.