Sujai Hajela is currently Senior Vice President, AI-Driven Enterprise at Juniper Networks and is focused on ushering the network for the next decade – the AI-Driven Enterprise. Prior to Juniper, he was co-founder, president and CEO of Mist Systems, a pioneer in AI-Driven operations for Wi-Fi. Previously to Mist, Hajela held senior-level roles across data center networking, campus networking (including wired and wireless LAN), and enterprise routing.
Previously, Hajela was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group and he was responsible for the vision, solutions, and product strategy of Cisco’s enterprise routing, switching, and mobility portfolios. In that role, his global organization worked directly with customers and partners to create and market networking solutions that help IT navigate technology transitions — including mobility, cloud, intelligent WAN, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Hajela also served as Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Wireless and Cloud Networking Group, and he led Cisco’s acquisitions of ThinkSmart and Meraki. He has been instrumental in crafting the vision of Cisco Unified Access, an intelligent platform that enables new connected experiences and operational efficiencies to accelerate business innovation and growth.
Before Cisco, Hajela was Vice President and General Manager at Motorola, where he was responsible for the wireless network solutions business, including wireless LAN, wireless security (Air Defense), management (Wireless Valley), wireless broadband, private broadband, and voice over WLAN. In that role, he established Motorola’s vision for the wireless enterprise and drove the development of the distributed next-generation WLAN architecture (WiNG). Hajela has also held global positions with Nortel and Hewlett-Packard.
Hajela holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science and technology from Bangalore University in India, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.