Faisal Chaudhry, CCIE No. 2706 (R&S and Voice), is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco Customer Experience (CX). In his current role, Faisal works with Cisco customers and industry on cloud automation and orchestration, software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, and network function virtualization (NFV). He is a frequent speaker at key industry events and customer seminars. Faisal started his Cisco career in 1996 in San Jose, California. He has worked in various roles, including technical leader, manager, and consulting systems engineer in different geographies. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Faisal is among the Hall of Fame Distinguished Speakers at Cisco Live.