Eric Marin


Borderless Network Architecture, EMEAR

Eric has held various management positions in the IT industry.
In his different tenures, he always sought to position solutions and technologies to his customers in ways that would allow them to better achieve their business objectives with cost and operational constraints in mind.

Today, he is working at Cisco Systems, as Borderless Network CTO, EMEAR. In his role, and together with his teams of industry experts, he aims at fostering and accelerating the market adoption of Cisco’s innovations in networking, cloud and security.

Eric also graduated from the Essec Executive MBA in France in 2007.

His current mission is to help Cisco customers and partners navigating the current IT storm.
Industry Megatrends (Cloud, SDN, Video, IPv6, BYOD, Wired/Wireless convergence, …) are having a profound impact on the relevance of IT representing both great opportunities for businesses to be more agile and significant risks.

·      How do enterprises adapt to these megatrends and make the right technologies choice?
·      What do you need to know about the new requirements and constraints that the megatrends are imposing on network infrastructures?
·      What key technologies are emerging and will be available in the next 12-24 months which can help you cope with the IT shifts occurring now
Those are the questions we will address in a series of posts “Infrastructure for Megatrends”



March 10, 2014


Enabling the Business Value of Cloud Through Intelligent Infrastructure

The advent of the many clouds has now become a reality. Enterprises of all sizes and segments are embracing cloud solutions, whether private internal cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Public Cloud, or some Hybrid. The number of workloads as well as cloud traffic  are expected to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. The shift to […]

January 17, 2014


IPv6 for Megatrends

It is pretty exciting to think about what is expected to happen in the ICT space over the next few years. On the other hand, is the network ready? Is IPv6 going to play a role in this space anytime soon? I have asked Marco Misitano, Business Development Manager in my team about where are […]

December 12, 2013


MegaTrends: New Video Services and Their Potential Impact on Your Network – Part 2

In the first part we discussed how video services are evolving within enterprise networks. Content may be sourced from internal servers, BYOD end points or external content providers, thereby creating a mix of managed and unmanaged services. This has led not only to growth in traffic, but also a competition for actual resources between the […]

December 2, 2013


Megatrends: Does the network care about the application?

With several key applications moving to the clouds, how do our customers ensure application performance? What if they deploy for instance Public or Private Hosted solutions or hybrid WAN, how do they ensure application experience? Today, we all see more and more new delivery models such as Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud or Public Cloud, new […]

October 21, 2013


MegaTrends: Network Programming and Cisco ONE in Enterprise Networks

How do we evolve the IT architecture to enable an ever-increasing set of services while multiple MegaTrends are rapidly transforming the environment? How do you deliver the best possible experience to your users and applications while maintaining agility and keeping cost under control? Today, in my first blog after the summer break, I’d like to […]

October 14, 2013


New Video Services and The Impact on Networks – Part 1

Video based services have become a strong focus point of today’s business and personal needs. Whilst low-resolution video services with limited immersive capabilities have been around for two decades, the technology and infrastructure has finally grown to a point where services requiring good, or excellent, user experience can be delivered in an optimal manner. Furthermore, […]

May 30, 2013


Cisco Innovations You Should Really Look at for Faster Adoption of Clouds

Among all the Megatrends that have significant implications from an infrastructure perspective (as discussed here), the one that customers in EMEAR currently expect the most from Cisco is Clouds. Both in terms of technical guidance as well as architectural innovations. In the Cisco Cloud approach, intelligence in the network can help ensure delivery of cloud […]

May 16, 2013


MegaTrends: Cisco TrustSec from User Access to the Data Centre

In my previous Blogs I have talked about Megatrends including BYOD, the Next-Generation Workspace, Video and the Internet of Things. One unfortunate reality all of these trends have in common is that they are going to put additional stress on your current Network and Security Infrastructure and Operational Process. TrustSec uniquely offers the welcome opportunity […]

April 26, 2013


MegaTrends: The Need for Securing Data Center Traffic

Data Centres are evolving rapidly, in response to the many industry IT Megatrends we have previously discussed. Services and applications are increasingly being delivered from very large data centres and, increasingly, from hybrid and public clouds too. Specifically, a good example of services being delivered from data centres is Hosted Desktops. I discussed in my […]