Doug Webster

Vice President

Doug Webster is the Vice President of Strategy, Technology and Innovation for Cisco Systems. In that capacity, he represents Cisco in a variety of public, media, governmental and industry forums and boards on a range of telecommunications and internet-related issues. Previously at Cisco, he led marketing for its $12billion service provider segment, oversaw development of Cisco’s highly-lauded Visual Networking index, and had roles in the optical and security business units.

Before joining Cisco Systems, Doug was an initial employee and Director of Communications at WheelGroup Corporation, a network security startup acquired by Cisco in 1998. Doug graduated from Yale University with a degree in economics and served four years as a decorated officer in the US Air Force and in an elected position on the Board of Directors of one of the largest credit unions in the United States. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the Cisco campus’ site leader, is a proud husband and father to his wife, two sons, and daughter, and is passionate about food, fitness, and Formula 1.


February 26, 2017


Cisco and Ericsson Bring the Enterprise to You

New Collaboration Mobile Convergence solution enables Service Providers to offer multi-party collaboration communication services and other value-added services across fixed or mobile networks.

February 16, 2017


Cable & Wireless Transforms its Network with Cisco and Ericsson

Cable & Wireless selected Cisco and Ericsson to help upgrade its IP/MPLS network in the Bahamas and Barbados, which will help them manage rapid traffic growth while improving overall performance, as well as serve as the backbone for new IPTV, fixed and business-to-business services.

November 9, 2016


One Year into our Next-Generation Strategic Partnership

Cisco has long been known for its vast partner ecosystem, encompassing resellers, integrators, consultants, and many more from around the globe. But one year ago today, we announced a completely new and, for many in the industry, an unexpected type of partnership. On November 9th, 2015, Ericsson and Cisco – two industry leaders in networking, […]

September 9, 2016


Happy Zettabyte Day 2016!

No, this is not a greeting card holiday for which gifts are given (at least not yet)… but it is quite a milestone of IP traffic growth. The Internet and all things IP have become ubiquitous in our lives over the last 20 years with seemingly everything either being connected or planned to be.  And […]

And so it begins

Welcome to Cisco Live US – whether you are attending in person or amongst the many thousands attending virtually this week, thank you for the opportunity to spend time together. As our largest of our customer gatherings every year, this flagship event has something for all types of our customers, most certainly including service providers. […]

Cisco-Ericsson Partnership: Better Together

As many of you know, over the past six months or so we’ve been working closely with our colleagues at Ericsson to help our customers around the world transform their networks, and their businesses. Since our partnership was announced, customers have been excited to be working with us as one business partner, helping them design, […]

IoT Connectivity Goes Low Powered and Long Distance

With the announcement of the Cisco Solution for LoRAWAN™, Service Providers have an integrated solution that enables them to extend their network reach to where they’ve never gone before – i.e., offering IoT services for devices and sensors that are battery powered, have low data rates and long distance communications requirements. The solution opens new […]

February 22, 2016


Cisco’s Key to Telecom Success: “Transformation Through Innovation”

The origins of the telecommunications service provider industry evoke thoughts of stable, even staid, providers of commodity communication services. Not that long ago, it was not very easy to distinguish...