Rana is the Director of Product Management in Cisco’s Provider Connectivity Group, responsible for the Crosswork Automation portfolio globally. Rana leads the product management team focusing on automating mass-scale IP and Optical networks helping providers to reduce costs, scale services for revenue growth and mitigate risks. The Crosswork portfolio includes IP and Optical software-defined networking (SDN) controllers, service assurance and orchestration solutions, network planning tools and network management systems.
Rana held various cross-functional roles in Cisco across product management, business development, technical sales, and professional services. Prior to Cisco, Rana worked at Orange Telecom and Sony in network planning and R&D positions.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Communications Engineering and Networking from Stuttgart University in Germany. Rana is also a Routing and Switching CCIE.