Ben Irving

Senior Manager

Cisco IT Strategic Innovations Group

Ben Irving leads the Cisco IT team that manages the ACE service introduction network. Since joining Cisco in 2000, he has been involved with building and managing test networks for a variety of Cisco hardware products and Cisco IOS releases. Ben also served as a security lead and architect for large points of presence in the Cisco production network, where he made the first business-to-business call using Cisco Telepresence systems.

Before joining Cisco, Ben gained networking experience with an Internet service provider and an insurance company that operated the world's largest network at that time. Away from the office, he enjoys reading and developing his skills in landscape and macro photography.


June 21, 2021


Journey Map – all paths lead to an intent-based network

Check out Cisco IT's interactive journey map to Intent-Based Networking. We share insights and lessons learned from our own ongoing network transformation journey across Access, WAN, and Data Center/MultiCloud. See where we've been, where we are now, and where we're headed.

November 23, 2020


Putting time to good use as we stay at home: Cisco employees’ stories

We caught up with a few of our Customer Zero employees to find out what they’ve been doing during the lockdown, and how they used Cisco's Time2Give paid time off program to volunteer and make a positive impact in their communities.

November 28, 2018


La Red (Network) del Futuro: Hacia Dónde Vamos

Algunas de las innovaciones de la red en las que estamos trabajando ahora y durante los próximos 3 años son.

February 19, 2018


The Network of the Future: Where We’re Going

CIO, Guillermo Diaz, describes how our IT organization can keep operations running smoothly while also becoming a machine of continuous innovation. The short story: the best people and teams will work in dynamic and agile ways to drive continuous innovation and deliver unprecedented outcomes.