Akhil Behl , CCIE No. 19564, is a Senior Network Consultant in Cisco Services, focusing
on Cisco Collaboration and Security Architectures. He leads collaboration and security
projects worldwide for Cisco Services and the Collaborative Professional Services (CPS)
portfolio for the commercial segment. 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
Akhil has a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and telecommunications from
IP University, India, and a master’s degree in business administration from Symbiosis
Institute, India. He is a dual Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Voice and
Security. He also holds many other industry certifications, such as Project Management
Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) professional,
VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Over the course of his career, he has presented and contributed in various industry
forums such as Interop, Enterprise Connect, Cloud Connect, Cloud Summit, Computer
Society of India (CSI), Cisco Networkers, and Cisco SecCon. He also has several research
papers published to his credit in various international journals.