Anoop Nannra


Anoop Nannra is a senior leader and Head of Cisco’s Blockchain Initiative. He is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and accelerating their adoption through business incubation via co-development, co-innovation, partnerships and acquisitions.

Anoop has a proven track record of delivering world-first innovation disciplines including security, optics, service provider video, switching and IoT.

Prior to joining Cisco, he led large initiatives at a service provider, was a co-founder at a video startup, ran several small businesses, and spent a number of years at Nortel Networks in Ottawa.

Anoop is an avid photographer and DIY-er, making things long before the maker trend made DIY hip again.


January 8, 2019


The Potential of Blockchain for Network Engineers

2 min read

Let’s cut to the chase: Blockchain technology has the potential to radically improve network security. Pushing network analysis onto the network could validate data and make analysis more effective.

October 9, 2018


Why Cisco Has Joined Three More Blockchain Alliances

3 min read

Cisco is a big believer in strategic partnerships when using blockchain. We joined three more industry initiatives to drive transformational change, and to further advance research in several areas.

August 21, 2018


How Antifragile Systems of Trust Can Strengthen Blockchain Initiatives

4 min read

As we strive to create networks that are decentralized and self-adapting, with built-in redundancy that no one actor can sabotage, read how adding machine-learning algorithms can constantly improve enterprise blockchain networks can better protect the data and stakeholders involved.

March 28, 2018


Advancing Planet Scale Blockchain Interoperability

2 min read

Global blockchain developments get big boost from industry’s first open-standards testing environment, thanks to the Trusted IoT Alliance.

January 19, 2018


Blockchain and a Safer Self-Driving Future

5 min read

Automakers are accelerating towards a future of autonomous vehicles, learn how blockchain will add the levels of trust and security necessary for a self-driving future.

July 25, 2017


Leading Blockchain from Exciting Experiment to Widespread Adoption

2 min read

To unlock the value of blockchains and to ensure their widespread adoption, the industry needs to drive technology standardization and interoperability.

April 19, 2017


Blockchain Enabled Industrial Strength Trust for Modern Business Environments

3 min read

Blockchain technology is well known to provide trusted transactions across multiple networks--but what about network management?

February 2, 2017


Digital Bridges for Blockchain

2 min read

Blockchain networks are evolving at a dizzying pace—but can they talk to each other?