Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) CEO Kevin Johnson has big ideas. Ideas to fundamentally change the experience and economics of networking – with faster Internet services, secure mobility, efficient cloud computing and streamlined data centers.
In two years, Johnson has diversified the networking pioneer, doubling R&D investments and racking up significant business wins. The company’s new routing and switching systems are geared to changing data center and service provider economics, and its Junos software platforms to re-defining how networks and applications are deployed. The company aims to be a $10 billion global player by 2014, fueled by a unique perspective on how to build a “new network” that can handle the challenges and opportunities of the next decade.
Churchill Club is proud to present Kevin Johnson as its 2010 Annual Dinner speaker and featured industry leader of the year, in conversation with Wall Street analyst Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley. We invite you to hear and talk with Johnson about the future of the Internet, mobility, security, cloud computing and more.
Kevin Johnson is chief executive officer of Juniper Networks, the innovation leader in high-performance network infrastructure. Committed to transforming the experience and economics of networking through powerful, integrated software platforms, Johnson and his team have led the company to steady market share gains in both the enterprise and service provider sectors. Juniper was recently named to Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and in March was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Firms.
Prior to joining Juniper Networks in 2008, Johnson was president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, where he headed the Windows and online services businesses. Before that, he was group vice president of worldwide sales, marketing, and services at Microsoft. He began his career as a software developer at IBM.
Johnson is a board member of Starbucks Coffee Company and has served on the boards of several nonprofits focused on technology and the career advancement of women. He was appointed by President Bush to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Mary Meeker is an American Wall Street securities analyst primarily associated with the Internet.