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Dan Lohmeyer

Vice President

Product Management

Dan Lohmeyer the Vice President of Product Management leading Global Offer Acceleration and License Simplification at Cisco. He and his team are advancing Cisco’s business transformation to software, subscription, and as-as-service through the development and release of transformational offers that enable customers to purchase Cisco’s portfolio in more compelling models. Dan and his team simplify how Cisco does business with its customers and partners through buying programs such as the Enterprise Agreement, Managed Services License Agreement, and Service Provider Network Agreement. In addition, the team improves efficiency, accelerates time-to-market, maximizes financial results, and addresses competitive opportunities by driving Cisco’s end-to-end licensing strategy, inclusive of developing licensing tools and technologies used across Cisco as well as with customers and partners. In support of Cisco’s growth strategy, Dan partners with the divisional leaders of Networking, Data Center, Mass Scale Infrastructure, Collaboration, Security, IoT, and Services business groups to develop new offers. His alignment with Sales, Channels, Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance enables the release of new offers to market with an improved customer experience. Prior to rejoining Cisco in 2020, Dan served three years at GE Digital as the Service Vice President of Product Management. As a member of the executive team, he led the product management, technical product management, and user experience organizations. This portfolio included Asset Performance Management, Operations Performance Management, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Predix Platform, Digital Twins, Predix Edge, and several other applications. Dan’s experience with driving transformational consumption models began previous to his time spent with GE, where he drove Cisco’s company business model transformation for four years. This included transitioning Cisco’s core infrastructure businesses into software-based models and migrating software delivery from on-premises to Cloud/SaaS. He was responsible for the Cisco ONE Software portfolio which evolved into Cisco DNA, providing customers with Cisco’s industry-leading software capabilities associated with the infrastructure business. In addition, Dan served a decade with Microsoft in a variety of leadership roles. He led the Office 365 customer experience team, responsible for customer’s overall satisfaction with Office 365. He was responsible for business management of the Microsoft Business Solutions division and for Microsoft’s strategy and business outcomes with Independent Software Vendors, including revenue, technology adoption, and satisfaction. Before Microsoft, Dan was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Articles

March 26, 2021

PERSPECTIVES

Our Path to a More Effortless Licensing Experience

Things move fast in our industry, and when it’s time to change, you can’t hesitate. Cisco’s software transformation is a perfect example. And as we drive innovation in our software, you can trust that we will deliver more visibility into your entitlements and renewals, and more choice in how you purchase and use Cisco technology.

November 2, 2017

NETWORKING

The Three Phases of Cisco’s Software Monetization Journey

Cisco is on a multi-year journey to transform the way we monetize software. Many people have asked me for my perspective on how our approach has evolved over time and where we’re headed.

August 14, 2017

CLOUD

CODiE Awards Recognize Customer Value and Innovation of Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite – Again!

Recently, the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) won the prestigious 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Infrastructure as a Service -- for the second year in a row.

June 14, 2017

NETWORKING

Modernizing Network Software: Cisco Enterprise Agreement

Almost two years ago, I wrote The Modernization of Network Software, a perspective published in Software Magazine intended to foreshadow changes underway within networking infrastructure (routing, switching, wireless, etc.) with the transition to software-based models.  While I encourage you to read the original article, in summary it covered four topics: Networking software becomes independent of […]

Giving Customers Software Deployment Flexibility

Everyone wants choice, and software customers are no exception. Software vendors have traditionally offered different versions of their applications, with labels like Deluxe or Premier, to distinguish what type of functionality is included. Another area where vendors are increasingly providing customers with a new type of choice is where to deploy their software. Traditionally, customers […]

October 11, 2016

NETWORKING

Cisco ONE Software delivers the Digital Network Architecture to 14,000 customers

Six months ago, Cisco announced the Digital Network Architecture (DNA), providing companies with infrastructure capabilities necessary to digitize their businesses. At the core of DNA are four guiding principles: Virtualize networking services into software, with the freedom to run on a variety of platforms Automate the deployment & configuration of networking services through controllers Surface […]

March 11, 2016

NETWORKING

Cisco ONE Software – One year old!

A year ago, we launched Cisco ONE Software, to give customers a simpler and more valuable way to consume Cisco’s software capabilities for their infrastructure. This approach was radically different than previous models, which tightly linked the software features to the underlying hardware. The new model would need to better support evolving customer preferences, including […]

May 18, 2015

NETWORKING

Learn How to Easily Consume Cisco Solutions – Cisco ONE Software Webinar

We launched Cisco ONE Software to give our customers a more valuable and flexible way to purchase and consume Cisco infrastructure software. Since the launch, more than 300 customers have switched to this more valuable and flexible model. If you’re not one of these customers – and you are still asking, “What is Cisco ONE […]