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Juniper Taps Google Executive as CTO

Juniper Networks has tapped a top-ranking Google engineer as its next CTO.

Bikash Koley, who has been instrumental in Google's network plans, is slated to replace Juniper Co-Founder Pradeep Sindhu, who stepped down from the CTO position earlier this to year to focus more on his current startup firm. However, Sindhu remains at Juniper with the title of chief scientist. (See Juniper Co-Founder Sindhu Steps Back.)

Juniper announced Koley's appointment in a July 18 statement. He's expected to start his new position sometime in August.

(Source: Juniper Networks)
(Source: Juniper Networks)

At Google, Koley holds the title of distinguished engineer, as well as head of network architecture, engineering and planning. As Light Reading's Craig Matsumoto writes, Koley has been a major player in Google's networking plans, as well as frequent speaker at many of the publication's events.

You can read the full story at Light Reading: Juniper Hires Google's Koley as CTO.

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kq4ym 7/29/2017 | 7:37:18 AM
Re: Importantly Yes, it would seem that the new postition may very well hope both firms. But, I wonder what kind of non-disclosure agreements might be involved that might prevent some confindential information and business plans from being shared.
JohnMason 7/24/2017 | 8:42:02 PM
Re: Importantly It may even benefit Google, as these kinds of connections sometimes help the "nourishing mother," or alma mater.
danielcawrey 7/24/2017 | 6:23:49 PM
Re: Importantly This is a smart hire. Juniper has been known in enterprise for years. Getting Google's former CTO, with knowledge of what the company thinks about the future of networks, is a smart move. 
JohnMason 7/21/2017 | 5:37:40 PM
Importantly Excellent credentials, and, importantly, stepping into a position that was not vacated under a cloud (no pun intended).
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