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Zongjie Dao

Director of Product Strategy and Management
Zongjie, aka ”Z”, is currently a Director of Product Strategy at Cisco’s Data Center Compute product group (DCC). DCC provides world leading compute solutions to enterprise and SMB customers. DCC’s leading products include Unified Compute Systems (UCS), Cisco Converged Infrastructure (FlexPod, FlashStack, VBlock, etc.) and Cisco’s own HyperConverged solution – HyperFlex. Z is known as an “Intrapreneur”, who helps drive Cisco compute core product strategy, as well as identifying adjacent and new market opportunities to drive business growth. She also leads the Product Management team for Cisco’s AI/ML infrastructure products, aiming at helping Cisco’s customers deploy AI/ML in both on-prem and multi-cloud environment. Prior to Cisco, Z worked at McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager. She was appointed to be the first Engagement Manager at McKinsey’s Fast Growth Tech Practice, specialized in serving start-ups and high growth early stage companies. Prior to McKinsey, she spent 6 years in Singapore as a Product Engineer at Avago and a Supply Chain consultant at iCognitive.