Senior Vice President, IT – Global Infrastructure Services
John Manville is Senior Vice President of Cisco IT Global Infrastructure Services. In this role, Manville leads the strategy and operations for Cisco networks, data centers, middleware, and databases. These systems provide the technology infrastructure services for Cisco's global workforce of more than 75,000 people.
His primary focus is on addressing critical business requirements while maintaining a balance of operational excellence and innovation. Among other achievements, Manville successfully led the transformation of Cisco’s data center strategy, implementing Cisco’s internal cloud data center services while significantly improving Cisco’s resiliency posture, time to capability, and cost structure.
In keeping with the philosophy that "Cisco is its first and best customer," Manville continues to showcase the real-world benefits of Cisco’s technology solutions throughout its own network and data centers. This practice has contributed to the reduction of Cisco’s carbon footprint through significant savings in power and increased asset utilization.
Since joining Cisco in 2007, Manville has played a key role in establishing Cisco IT as a trusted advisor to business partners, both internal and external to Cisco. He drives collaboration with external partners to integrate their technologies with Cisco’s, demonstrating the value both provide as one integrated solution.
Prior to Cisco, Manville held a variety of IT positions with some of Wall Street’s most respected financial companies. With a career spanning North America and Europe, he began in the industry as a network engineer, designing packet switching networks for customers in the United Kingdom.Manville holds an electrical and electronic engineering degree from University College, London University, and an executive master’s degree in technology management from the University of Pennsylvania.