Lakshmi Sharma has decades of experience driving strategy and transformation in engineering, business, and IT, leveraging people, process and technologies for successful business and cultural outcomes. She is currently the Chief Product and Chief Strategy Officer at Fastly, A Global Programmable Edge cloud platform designed to help Enterprises and developers extend their core cloud infrastructure, closer to users. Before Fastly, she was the Director of Product Management for Networking in Google Cloud, where she was responsible for end-to-end customer experience for Networking and Networking Solutions, crossing multiple industry verticals. She also led Products and Engineering at Cisco, Brocade, RIFT.io, Apcera, and Target. Lakshmi is passionate about building inclusive and transparent organizational cultures where everyone feels supported in their growth and empowered to make an impact in the organization. In personal life she believes education is the best way to bring equality. She spends time supporting and growing communities by creating opportunities that were not available to them because of access to equal education and resources to grow.