Master of Business Administration (MBA) @
Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business
Accomplished professional with extensive experience in industry on roles that emphasized on product management, software design, software development, technical marketing and solutions in the areas of Networking, Software Defined Solutions, SDN Controllers & Orchestrators, Open Daylight, Managed Cloud services (Cloud Connectors), Network Monitoring, Management, Voice/Video Over IP, Unified Communications, SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representative
Accomplished professional with extensive experience in industry on roles that emphasized on product management, software design, software development, technical marketing and solutions in the areas of Networking, Software Defined Solutions, SDN Controllers & Orchestrators, Open Daylight, Managed Cloud services (Cloud Connectors), Network Monitoring, Management, Voice/Video Over IP, Unified Communications, SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representative State Transfer) based Web-services, WebRTC, Real Time Communications on products such as Multimedia Gateways, IP-PBX, Session Border Controllers, Media Control Units, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) proxies.
Product Management for SDN/NFV solutions in Enterprise and SP markets.
Strong technical expertise and savvy to translate corporate needs into detailed solutions and has proven record of delivering products. MBA candidate with balanced mix of technical, business analysis, and customer-facing inter-disciplinary skills. Deep experience managing multiple, concurrent projects while providing expert guidance to cross-functional, international teams on site and off shore. Perceptive understanding of technical requirements and business objectives impacting product management lifecycle.
Worked on identifying market opportunities on Software Defined enterprise class solutions.. Worked with technical marketing team to study market trends and performed gap analysis w.r.to standards and competition and to create collaterals including data sheets, NPI, reference design, white-papers, ROI calculators, and case studies and on competitive and gap analysis. Delivered presentations to TAC, channel partners, business leads, system integrators and API partners.
Author of 5 patents
Sr. Product Manager @ SDN Technologies, Cloud & Virtualization Group, Cisco , San Jose, USA
Product Manager - Virtual Topology System
*Provide key expertise for product roadmap evolution and communication of milestones of Cisco Data Center Controller product (VTS) for overlay management and automation.
* Capture customer use cases and drive the product roadmap by working closely with engineering and a full cross-functional team including product marketing, sales, partners, support etc
* Develop product collateral such as product descriptions, presentations, sales tools and technical white papers
*Actively support the field, including developing and running sales training sessions, interfacing with Sales leadership and attending business reviews.
*Responsible for overseeing critical early customer trials and for representing Cisco Controller team in the trade shows and present the solutions and roadmap to customers.
Product Manager - Cisco Open SDN Controller
* Developed strategy for commercial version of Open Daylight controller platform and subscription-based revenue model.
* Key role in SDN management related to open source community. Participated in key decision-making process involving product roadmap, product Requirements collection, backlog creation and marketing collaterals.
* Manage prioritization and trade-offs among external and interior customers, performance and operational support load.
* Work closely with engineering teams, design, and program management in an agile environment to deliver the SDN controller and associated applications to market
. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) San Francisco Bay AreaProduct Manager @ UC Cloud & Services Routing Group, Cisco, San Jose, USA
Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories that was used to create product specifications and architecture for UC applications developed on Enterprise SDN Controller
Provide key expertise for product road map evolution and communicate milestones for SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representative State Transfer) web-based services.
Partnered with cloud application providers for onboarding applications for UC media plane access.
Develop a cloud connector based distributed media conferencing solution to work with variety of WebRTC and SIP endpoints From March 2013 to February 2014 (1 year) Lead, Product Development @ UC Edge Group, Cisco Systems
Responsible for delivery of features in SBC, VXML Gateway and SIP Proxy products.
Led the development effort SIP call-control and virtualization framework of the sip proxy product on VMware ESXI and spearheaded the licensing aspects of the virtual machines.
Contributed to the design and IETF standardization effort of SIP-H323 Supplementary Services interworking in Unified Communications platforms. From March 2008 to February 2012 (4 years) Sr. Software Development Engineer @ IP-PBX group, Cisco
Project lead responsible for delivery of IP-PBX features such as Shared-line, Hunt-groups, Call Park/Pickup, Video streaming, Audio/Video conferencing, and Multilevel Precedence and Preemption on IP-PBX product From February 2005 to January 2008 (3 years) San Francisco Bay AreaSoftware Development Engineer @ Voice Gateway Group, Cisco
Responsible for Hook Flash based PBX/Keyset features (such as caller id, call waiting, transfer, conference, shared line, authorization) for analog SIP gateways (CPE). From February 2003 to February 2005 (2 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaSolutions Engineer @ Voice Technology Group, Cisco From January 2002 to February 2003 (1 year 2 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSoftware Engineer @ Voice Over Frame Relay, VxWorks From April 2000 to December 2001 (1 year 9 months) Greater Chicago AreaSoftware Developer @ Device and Network Management From May 1997 to July 1998 (1 year 3 months) Chennai Area, India
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Marketing @ Santa Clara University From 2012 to 2015 Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Electronics & Communications @ University of MadrasMS, Computer Science @ University of Missouri-Kansas City Vijay Kannan is skilled in: Product Management, SIP, H.323, VoIP, Unified Communications, Cisco Call Manager, RTSP, RTP, Call Manager Express, Gateway, Video Conferencing, ISDN, Cisco IOS, Call Control, Voice
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