Pradeep Kathail is the Chief Architect of Software Group at Cisco and CTO for Connected Car business unit and is responsible for architecture, technology and standards strategy, innovation and incubation of new businesses. His current focus areas are introduction of standard network technology in live TV production (PMN) and automotive (Connected Cars). He is also responsible for cost effective connectivity of IoT devices, security of network infrastructure and evangelizing use of IPv6 in Enterprise networks. During his tenure at Cisco, he led many large-scale OS infrastructure and system development. Prior to Cisco, Pradeep held various technology management jobs at Apple, Novell, SITA and IBM. He holds a MS Computer Science degree from IIT Roorkee, India.