Rich Bayliss

Director of Systems Engineering, APJ / Arista Networks


Rich is the Director for Systems Engineering at Arista Networks in Asia-Pacific, where he leads efforts to migrate complex legacy networks to simplified, software-driven cloud networks. Rich places particular emphasis on the necessary changes to achieve security, reliability and operational efficiency through the use of agile operations and proven web-scale architectures. Rich is internationally recognised for his contribution to the development of new networking standards and architectures. Prior to joining Arista in 2017, Rich held senior positions with Juniper Networks, as well as operational and engineering roles at Australian and global service providers.