FoCS Corporate Connection - "What to Look for When You are Looking," Nawaf Bitar, GM of the Security Business Unit/Juniper Networks

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
GDC 1.304
Oct 2, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join reps from Juniper Networks for a special UTCS "Geeks Who Drink" pub trivia event at Austin's Pizza after the talk! They will be handing out tickets for free food during the talk. 


The first job out of college is all important in that it establishes the initial trajectory of your career. Many students consider or weigh too heavily the wrong things in picking that first job. In his talk, Nawaf will draw on almost thirty years of successes and failures in describing what he has learned to be important and unimportant, particularly when deciding on that first role.


Nawaf Bitar
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Security Business Unit
Juniper Networks, Inc.

Nawaf Bitar joined Juniper Networks in April 2011 and today is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Security Business Unit.  In this role he is responsible for Juniper's security business including the overall strategy and execution. Nawaf is also a Venture Partner at early-stage venture capital firm, Allegis Capital. Prior to joining Juniper, he served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations of Security Technology at Cisco Systems, Inc. He joined Cisco in 2007 when it acquired IronPort Systems, where he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining IronPort, Nawaf served as Vice President of File Systems and Services at Network Appliance, Inc. Previously his career included roles at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and Apollo Computer, Inc. He has almost thirty years of engineering and management experience. Bitar graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts degree.