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Dan Lohmeyer

Vice President

Product Management

Dan Lohmeyer is a Vice President of product management at Cisco Systems, with responsibility for the enterprise software portfolio. This includes product strategy, offer definition, positioning, pricing, policies, and business success.

One of his major responsibilities is Cisco ONE Software, which provides a new way for customers to purchase infrastructure software from Cisco, across the data center, wide area network, and local access domains. Cisco ONE Software provides customers with more business value from a broad software portfolio, business agility from faster access to Cisco’s innovation, financial predictability through license portability and subscription pricing, and simplicity by including the software necessary for the most relevant customer scenarios.

Prior to joining Cisco, Dan spent 10 years at 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. He was responsible 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 for 6 years. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Articles

November 2, 2017

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

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

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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

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

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

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

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

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

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 […]

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 […]