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.


Achieving New Wi-Fi Heights

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When it comes to the mobile internet at Cisco, there has been a great deal of coverage lately around the need for and advances in small cells to...

February 23, 2014


Cisco Evolved Services Platform: OPEN for business

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In the announcement of the Cisco Evolved Services Platform last week, we not only highlighted our initial service offers in mobility and video and the business benefits it enables, but also that it was open, extensible and elastic.  Openness is critical for providers by nature of the fact that their networks – often global in […]

February 18, 2014


Virtualization Technology for the Real World, Today

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A few years ago at Mobile World Congress (well more than a few, perhaps…), I was speaking with the CTO of a top tier Mobile Operator about a newly emerging technology called IMS.  It seemed that every vendor was promising how IMS was going to change the world.  This very wise CTO stated that he […]

February 18, 2014


Executing on Virtualization

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With all the talk around virtualization in our industry, it’s easy to get a bit confused.  Between our industry’s love of acronyms and passionate evangelism of technological specs, it can be far too difficult at times to determine what’s really important, what is real, and what is just talk.  Our announcement of the Cisco Evolved […]

January 28, 2014


Virtualizing the Cloud

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Virtualizing something like a cloud that is already virtual in so many respects may seem a bit redundant, and certainly the concept causes a mental double-take.  But virtualizing the cloud is exactly what Cisco InterCloud does. Announced today at Cisco Live here in Milan, Cisco InterCloud effectively acts as a way for clouds of all […]

January 7, 2014


Virtualizing Video

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Here today at CES 2014, the show is kicking off in full swing. With attendance of over 150,000 people expected, the buzz is building off of last year around the latest 4K/UltraHD televisions, smart devices, and wearables with the overall theme of the show being the Internet of Everything.  But while the name of the […]

Comcast’s “Take” on VNI Forecast Implications

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Cisco recently released the latest version of our VNI Forecast, a 5-year look ahead at data traffic growth trends. I caught up with Kevin McElearney, SVP Network Engineering at Comcast, to talk about the implications this latest VNI Forecast has for Comcast’s planning. You can check out what Kevin has to say here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7t2V8ViSCM

Unlocking the Value of Data in Motion Through Analytics

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Written By Kiran Matty, Marketing Manager, and Ola Mabadeje, Marketing Manager If “Big Data” is crude oil, then Analytics is its refinery. According to a Cisco IBSG report, “if ‘crude” data can be extracted, refined, and piped to where it can impact decisions, its value will soar”. The trends, patterns, and insights that can be […]

July 9, 2013


A Router for the Ages

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CRS Family Exemplifies Cisco’s Commitment to Innovation, Internet Networking Leadership Last month, when we formally introduced the Carrier Routing System X (CRS-X), we said it was joining the CRS family. As I reflect on the last 10 years, the term family certainly feels appropriate to those of us fortunate enough to work on a product […]

Satellite Communications Come to the Mobile Internet Services

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The mobile satellite communications market is experiencing strong growth globally with mobile workers, cargo, and remote applications driving the industry. This diverse market consists of handsets, modems, ships, human passengers, and machine-to-machine (M2M) modules that bring satellite services to a diverse range of applications, further driving rapid traffic growth and bandwidth demand from machines and […]

Six Insights: Implications of the VNI Forecast 2012-2017

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Shortly before we released this year’s Cisco VNI Forecast 2012-2017* on May 29th, I had a chance to contemplate the implications behind all the report’s data. The Forecast makes it clear that IP traffic will continue to grow “in leaps and bounds” through 2017, but there is so much more information lying hidden within the […]

February 18, 2013


Catching the Wave: SPs and Mobile Growth

Mobile data traffic worldwide will increase 13 times by 2017.  That’s from the latest Cisco VNI Mobile Data Forecast Update, 2012-2017 released in early February. (For a quick recap, check out Thomas Barnett’s blog post and infographic.) For those of you who surf or enjoyed the movie Chasing Mavericks, imagine mobile traffic as a rapidly […]