My name is Abhinav Gupta and I am a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, I was a Senior Strategy Consultant with IBM’s Strategy and Transformation management consulting practice based out of Los Angeles. Earlier in my career, I have worked at both big firms (Research In Motion and Oracle Corporation) and small (Ditech Networks) in a variety of business and technology roles in US, Canada and India.

I have an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, a MS in Computer Science from University of Calgary and a B Engg. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology. I was a Dean’s Scholar at UCLA, an Alberta Ingenuity and iCORE scholar at University of Calgary and the University Gold Medalist at Birla Institute of Technology.

I live in San Jose, California with my wife Pratikhya who works as a Senior Research Associate at Portola Pharmaceuticals, and loves to make jewelry in her spare time. We both love to travel the world, and over the weekends we enjoy the beautiful hiking trails in California.