Michael Silva is the Leader of Solution Engineering within Cisco’s Outshift team. He is a technology leader with over 17 years of experience. His joined Cisco via the acquisition of Lightspin, where he was the Director of Technical Solutions. At Lightspin, Michael designed the technical go-to-market strategy, developed strategic partnerships, and helped grow the business from its inception into the US market.Michael has led a variety of teams from sales engineering at companies Nutanix and Progress Software (formerly Chef) to technical teams at Cisco and various managed service providers. His knowledge is deeply rooted in public cloud security across all major cloud service providers as well as Kubernetes security. Using the combined expertise of technical and customer facing roles, Michael has developed the ability to relate to customers, understand their pain points and help define a strategy that will map to successful execution of business requirements.
Aside from professional experience, Michael holds many professional and specialty certifications from AWS, GCP, SANS, Nutanix and is a veteran of the US Marine Corps.