Co-Founder & CEO

Vijay Sivaraman

Vijay executes on the CANOPUS mission to ensure every network in the world provides the best user experience.


Vijay Sivaraman is co-founder, Director, and CEO of Canopus Networks. He was an early engineer in a silicon valley start-up manufacturing optical switch-routers, and has done extensive product architecture, development, and operations of carrier-grade solutions for Telcos. Prior to that he worked at Lucent Bell-Labs where he invented new architectures for high-speed switching chipsets. He is a tenured Professor at UNSW Sydney, co-founder of the ANZ SDN Alliance , and has raised millions of dollars for SDN and IoT technologies from government, defence, and private industry. He holds 4 patents, has published over 100 research articles, and is a regular speaker at conferences and trade-shows.He received his B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the IIT Delhi, India, in 1994, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.

Fun Facts

  • A Cricket tragic (go India!)
  • Enjoys snooker (with a few beers)
  • Passionate educator of young and eager minds