Parminder Kocher is a lifelong technology learner with two decades of hands-on experience in building enterprise-grade software systems. He is with Cisco Systems since 2005 and managed company’s Remote Management Service (RMS) platform, and has since worked as an innovation evangelist leading multiple software groups. Currently, he is engineering director for Cisco Networking Academy platform, where he leads the engineering teams responsible for developing the Academy’s next-gen platform. In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, Kocher has an executive MBA from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Kocher was born and raised in India, and currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and three children, and serves as committee chair of the Boy Scout troop he founded in 2013.