Hilton Romanski

Senior Vice President

Chief Strategy Officer

In his role as Cisco's Chief Strategy Officer, Hilton Romanski is responsible for shaping Cisco’s corporate strategy and applying tools that allow Cisco to anticipate and lead market transitions. Hilton oversees Cisco’s $2 billion venture and private equity investment portfolio, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, the integration of new business models, and fostering disruptive innovations.


January 29, 2013


Cisco to Boost Network Security Platform with Acquisition of Cognitive Security

Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire Cognitive Security, a privately-held company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. Cognitive Security is focused on taking cutting edge research in the field of network security and applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats. Cognitive Security’s solution integrates a range of sophisticated software technologies […]

January 24, 2013


Belkin Announces Intent to Acquire Linksys

Today, Belkin announced its intent to acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit and its leading brand, Linksys.  With this agreement, we are pleased to preserve the strong Linksys brand and create a win-win relationship in the market. Linksys is a strong and enduring brand with a talented team that has helped revolutionize the way we […]

January 23, 2013


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Intucell

Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire Intucell, a privately held company headquartered in Ra’anana, Israel for $475 million in cash and employee retention incentives. Intucell provides software platforms for Self-Optimized Network (SON) that support mobile carrier networks worldwide. This acquisition will allow Cisco to extend network intelligence and tightly align different […]

December 21, 2012


Cisco Signs Joint Venture Agreement

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, China’s internet traffic will grow 600 percent in the next two years. At that point, China will also be home to nearly a quarter of the world’s broadband users and 21 percent of the world’s connected devices. This substantial growth, combined with the country’s rapid urbanization, opens the […]

December 18, 2012


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire BroadHop

With global IP traffic projected to increase threefold over the next five years – after having increased eightfold over the past five years – policy control and services creation at large scale has never been more vital for mobile and fixed communications service providers. Cisco plans to add a critical piece of service creation technology to […]

November 18, 2012


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Meraki

Cisco is dedicated to innovation as the path to growth as well as the key to sustaining our market leadership position. Our build, buy, partner strategy has always been driven by customer need and on capturing market transitions. Today, we are excited to announce an important acquisition that addresses the rapidly occurring shift to cloud […]

November 15, 2012


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Cloupia

Based in Santa Clara, Calif, Cloupia is a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure – allowing enterprises and service providers to speed the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual infrastructure from a single management console. Together, Cisco and Cloupia will extend the converged management benefits of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) […]