Extreme Networks has new CTO

Extreme Networks appointed Nabil Bukhari as Chief Technology Officer, in addition to his current role as Chief Product Officer.

In his new role as CTO, Bukhari will expand on the “first mover” technology strategy he implemented to deliver simple, effortless, cloud-driven networking solutions that improve customer experiences and drive business advantages. He will continue to report to President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Meyercord.

Extreme Networks President and CEO Ed Meyercord said that Bukhari had done an outstanding job leading and transforming the outfit’s product organisation.

“As an inspirational leader at Extreme, we want to leverage his capabilities with an external, customer-facing role in support of our field. We want to showcase Nabil’s innovative ideas, thought leadership, and his many talents to our customers, partners, and the broader technology industry”, Meyercord said

He will continue to serve as CPO, driving the strategy, execution, and delivery of Extreme’s suite of products and technologies, overseeing a team of more than 1,100 people in product definition, planning, and execution.

Bukhari said: “Extreme has made great strides this past year, “cloudifying” our end-to-end networking portfolio and delivering numerous cloud firsts, such as unlimited data duration for our ExtremeCloud IQ subscribers and cloud hosting from any major cloud provider. This demonstrates Extreme’s leadership in democratizing access to technology for our customers and partners, regardless of resource, people, or skills constraints. As Chief Product Officer, I am proud to be part of a world-class product organization that champions simplification. Now, as Chief Technology Officer, I look forward to sharing this message and the results of our work by demonstrating how technology can help society flourish in the face of adversity.”

Bukhari  has worked in multiple capacities including sales, engineering, product management, and cloud operations. Nabil joined Extreme as part of the Brocade acquisition in 2017. Prior to Extreme, he held key leadership roles at various companies including Cisco, Seagate, SonicWall, and Riverstone Networks. He has a degree in Engineering and an MBA from London School of Economics, NYU Stern, and HEC Paris.