Craig Hill

Systems Engineer

Craig Hill has been working at Cisco for 24 years and is a Distinguished Systems Engineer in the U.S. Public Sector CTO office, with a focus in large end-to-end architectures in the Defense/Intelligence and large enterprises. His core competency is on largescale enterprise and service provider technologies and architectures, including IP/ MPLS/Segment routing, high-speed encryption, and Software Defined network transitions. His more recent focus has been around evolving SDx solutions for customers, evolving network operations constructs incorporating ML/AI, automation and programmability solutions, and public cloud network architectures and solutions. Craig is a 24-year CCIE (#1628) in Routing and Switching and is based out of the Cisco office in Herndon, VA.

This discussion will focus around automation and programmability solutions that leverage closed-loop techniques for applications (security and others) requiring close to real-time reactions to changes in the events. This technique leverages new technology enablers that move beyond legacy network protocols and telemetry collection to open-standard open-source tools that can be leveraged for new ways to approach security vulnerabilities and by new machine learning algorithms. This session will also touch on the evolution for high-speed network encryption.