Parminder Kocher

Executive Director, Cisco Networking Academy Platform @ Cisco

Born and raised in India, Parminder Kocher is a lifelong technology learner with two decades of hands-on experience building enterprise-grade software systems. As the Engineering Director for the Cisco Networking Academy, he currently leads the team responsible for developing the Academy’s platform, which is accessed by 1.5 million students in 180 countries. In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, Kocher has an executive MBA from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a certificate in Professional Coaching from iPEC, an International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coaching training program. His first book, Microservices and Containers, was published by Addison-Wesley last spring.