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SCU CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Jayshree Ullal, President & CEO of Arista Networks

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The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the School of Engineering Office of the Dean invite you to attend the upcoming CIE Speaker Series featuring Jayshree Ullal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arista Networks, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. 

Join us during our celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week as Jayshree shares her story about her extensive experience and the launch of Arista Networks

Event Information:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts
7:00-8:30 pm  Program
Recital Hall
Music & Dance Building

  Register Now for your Free Tickets!

Parking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Engineering Office of the Dean.


About Our Speaker: 
Jayshree Ullal, President & CEO, Arista Networks

Jayshree Ullal is a networking executive veteran with 25+ years of experience and was named one of the "50 Most Powerful People" in 2005 Network World and one of the "Top Ten Executives" at VMWorld 2011. As President and CEO of Arista Networks, she is responsible for building the company's business in cloud networking.

Formerly, Jayshree was Senior Vice President at Cisco and responsible for $10B in annual revenue from Data Center, Switching and Services, including Cisco's flagship Nexus 7000 and Catalyst 4500 and 6500 product lines. During her tenure at Cisco,Jayshree forged key alliances with EMC, VMware and Microsoft in virtualization and application acceleration. Prior to joining Cisco, Ullal was the Vice President of Marketing at Crescendo Communications, which was Cisco's first acquisition in 1993.

Jayshree holds a B.S. in Engineering (Electrical) from San Francisco State University and an M.S. degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.

About Arista Networks:

The company was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with 2000 customers and more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista's platform is EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.


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On a quarterly basis, the CIE hosts the CIE Speaker Series- informative, entertaining events that feature a dynamic, leading entrepreneur or leader in innovation sharing experiences and advice with the SCU community, generating awareness of the role played by and importance of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Linda Jenkins via email at at least 7 days prior to the event.



"The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of SCU does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else present at the event"

Students / Youth
Entrepreneurs / Startups
Investors / Mentors
Academics / Researchers
Free-all are welcome!
  • When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7pm-9 pm
  • Start: 18 September 2013
  • End: 18 November 2013 23:59
Santa Clara University Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building


500 El Camino Real
95053 Santa Clara, CA

The CIE Speaker Series is held in the Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building at the historic Santa Clara University campus.  All are welcome.

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