Balaji Sivasubramanian is a product line manager in the Data Center Switching business unit of Cisco, focusing on marketing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series data center switches. He has also been a senior product manager for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, for which he successfully launched the Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology worldwide. He started his Cisco career in the Technical Assistance Center working in LAN switching products and technologies. He has been a speaker at industry events such as Cisco Live and VMworld. Sivasubramanian holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical and electronics from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University (India) and a master of science degree in computer engineering from the University of Arizona.