Roland Acra: 2017 Designing Self-driving Networks Workshop


Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Panel Discussion"



Roland joined Cisco in November 2016 and leads the product teams focused on data center switching, unified computing, application modeling, and data-driven analytics for network automation and policy. From 2013 – 2016, Roland consulted on predictive analytics and statistical inference models for IoT and smart grid applications. He was previously CEO of Arch Rock, a sensor networking startup. Prior to Arch Rock, he was CEO of Procket Networks. From 1991 – 2003, Roland held several general management and executive leadership positions at Cisco US and EMEA. Roland’s expertise is in Internet routing, distributed systems, sensor networks, and statistical learning algorithms. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech (France), and holds an M.Sc. in Statistics from Texas A&M, where he presently advises on the Masters in Analytics program.