Continuing our weekly tradition, it is now time to pick our Geek of the Week. For those of you still not familiar with this column (blasphemy!): For a little over one year now, we have run our weekly ‘Geek of the Week’ column. This column focuses on someone this past week who has made a difference in the ‘cloud’ market. As is the case every week, especially with an incredible amount of information to sift through, it makes it very difficult to choose a winner. More importantly, the “little guys” generally have a much harder time winning Geek of the Week simply because cloud industry giants are either coming up with game changing stuff or buying these technologies. So when we come across lesser known companies who really are trying to revolutionize the space they are in, we get extra excited. All that said, let’s get to it!
We are proud to announce that this week’s geek of the week is Krish Ramakrishnan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BlueJeans. BlueJeans was in the news earlier this week when it noted their partnership with Arkadin to provide one click video conferencing services.
According to the BlueJeans website, “Krish brings more than 20 years of successful leadership and innovation to Blue Jeans Network. A serial entrepreneur, Krish has been founder and CEO of several successful startup ventures. Prior to Blue Jeans, he was an Entrepeneur-In-Residence (EIR) at Accel Partners, where he was exploring HD video technologies including the current idea behind Blue Jeans. Before that, Krish was the General Manager for the Server Virtualization business unit at Cisco Systems, responsible for architecting Cisco’s datacenter and desktop virtualization solutions. Prior to his work at Cisco, Krish was the CEO of Topspin Communications. Under his stewardship, the company re-invented itself as a datacenter virtualization player and executed strategic partnerships with IBM, Dell, HP, and Sun. Topspin was acquired by Cisco in 2005. Before joining Topspin, Krish was the vice president and general manager for the Content Business Unit at Cisco Systems. Under his leadership, Cisco developed many industry-leading products including the L4-L7 load balancers, content caches, CDN, and micro-webservers. Krish joined Cisco in 1995 when his first startup, Internet Junction, was acquired by them. Earlier in his career, Krish worked for NET, PeerLogic, Bell Labs, and Perkin-Elmer. He has an MSCS from Monmouth University and a BS (Physics) from Madras University, India.”
Congratulations Krish and the entire BlueJeans team!