Sasha is a thought leader in domain abstractions and intent-driven automation. As CTO at Apstra, he drives the architecture direction of the Apstra Operating System and is deeply involved in all aspects of the Apstra Product and Engineering efforts.
Sasha was the first to propose Group Based Policies at Openstack, a year before others adopted the approach and took leadership of the work group. Prior to Apstra, Sasha was a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks where he led automation efforts for data center products. Sasha holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.