Brocade hires Cisco executive Matt Kolon as CTO for Asia Pacific

Enterprise networking vendor Brocade has hired Cisco executive Matt Kolon as chief technology officer (CTO) for Asia Pacific (APAC).

Besides Cisco, he worked with Juniper Networks.

Kolon will be responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and product roadmap within APAC.

He will also help align technology initiatives and execution closely with customer needs across the region, particularly in the areas of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN).

Matt Kolon

Kolon will be based in Beijing, China, and report directly to Brocade vice president for APAC, Adam Judd.

Kolon was most recently the APAC managing director for Evolved Programmable Network business and CTO for Service Providers at Cisco.

Prior to Cisco, he spent 12 years at Juniper Networks, holding various executive roles in customer service, sales and marketing, and systems engineering.

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