Akhil Behl , is a Solutions Architect with Cisco Services, focusing on Cisco Collaboration and Security Architectures. He leads collaboration and security projects and service delivery worldwide for Cisco Services and the Collaborative Professional Services (CPS) portfolio.
He's an experienced service delivery lead managing critical accounts and projects. Proficient in Project Management, Consulting, Supporting Sales, Planning, Designing, Implementation, of IT systems. He's played major role in service conception and creation for various services within Cisco Advanced Services. He's responsible for leading multiple teams (ranging from 7-10 people), for (internal/external) customer facing delivery. He has Pre-Sales to Sales to Professional Services to Delivery to Post Sales experience with expertise in Consulting, Advisory, and Guidance services. He has extensive experience in Borderless, Collaboration and Data Center portfolio.
Prior to his current role, he spent ten years working in various roles at Linksys as a Technical Support Lead, as an Escalation Engineer at Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and as a Network Consulting Engineer in Cisco Advanced Services.
Akhil has a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and telecommunications from IP University and a master’s degree in business administration from Symbiosis Institute. He is dual Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Voice and Security. He also holds many other industry certifications, such as PMP, ITIL, VCP, ISM, CCNA, CCSP, CCVP, ISO/IEC 27002, TOGAF and CEH.
Over the course of his career, he has presented and contributed at various industry forums such as Interop, Enterprise Connect, Cloud Connect, Cloud Summit, Cisco Networkers, and Cisco SecCon. He also has several research papers published in various national and international journals including IEEE.
He is the author of Cisco Press book "Securing Cisco IP Telephony Networks" http://www.amazon.com/dp/1587142953
He is an avid blogger and maintains a technology blog on Unified Communications Security - http://ucsecurity.wordpress.com