Daniel Walton

Director of Engineering, Mobility Business Unit, Service Provider Segment, Cisco

Daniel is a pragmatic thought leader capable of balancing strategic goals (both business and technology) with tactical goals of delivering world-class products to industry leading Mobile Network Operators. Daniel is currently leading Cisco’s transition from physical platforms (ASR5500), through virtual (beginning with QvPC in 2013) to Cloud Native solutions. He is the Vice Chair of the Working Group on Standards and Management at the Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT).

Daniel came to Cisco Systems via the Starent Networks acquisition in 2009. Daniel was part of Starent’s founding team, who built the world-leading ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway and its StarOS™ mobile operating system. Daniel was responsible for leading the platform engineering team that build StarOS and both ST16 & ST40 hardware platforms. Prior to Starent Networks Daniel led engineering teams in 3Com’s enterprise switching and routing businesses responsible for the CoreBuilder product line. Before Daniel’s career moved to networking his career spanned embedded control systems including gas ignition, fire alarm control systems and laser based particle-counting smoke detection systems in the Kidde group of companies.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.