Prem Jain

Prem Jain was CEO and Co-Founder of Pensando Systems, a cloud and enterprise data center startup, which was founded in 2017 and acquired by AMD in 2023. Before Pensando, Prem spent 23 years at Cisco Systems, where he was known as the “heart, soul, and brains” behind several successful startups. As the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Insieme BU, he developed Software Defined Networking (SDN/ACI) products and next-generation data-center switches. Prem joined Cisco in 1993 after it acquired Crescendo Communications, where he was Vice President of Systems Architecture. He holds a B.E. from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, and a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Davis.