Jean-Luc Valente

Vice President, Product Management, Enterprise Routing and SD-WAN

Networking Experiences Team

JL Valente leads product management in the Networking Experiences Team with direct responsibility for the enterprise routing, SD-WAN, and multi-cloud networking portfolio. In this role, he is globally responsible for product strategy, definition, and delivery. He is also the executive sponsor of a number of key service provider accounts. A highly respected industry veteran, Valente joined Cisco in 2013 as a software executive with 25 years of operating and leadership experience in building international software businesses. He is a technology advocate with intimate knowledge of the evolution of networking and information technology. At Cisco, he led the service provider network automation strategy including the acquisition of Tail-f, organized the initial 5G initiative including OpenvRAN, brought to market Cisco telco cloud and the first SDWAN aaS platform known as ngena. Previously, he led the product management of Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group portfolio across network automation and cloud management. A sought-after industry speaker, he is often featured at venues such as Mobile World Congress, CTIA and many Cisco hosted events. Prior to Cisco he was President and CEO of blueKiwi, a social business startup, which was acquired by the IT service firm Atos to form the backbone of the Atos Zero eMail initiative. Before that, Valente was CEO of RiverMuse, an IT operations software company. He also held leadership positions at software companies including InfoVista, Viasoft (now ASG), and CA where he led regional and worldwide marketing for its information management division. He also spent a year as an entrepreneur in residence with Atlas Venture, where he focused on the wireless industry.


November 19, 2021


Cisco Catalyst 8000 wins CRN 2021 Tech Innovation Award

We are extremely honored to receive the CRN 2021 Tech Innovator Award for the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platform in the Networking - Enterprise category.

June 2, 2021


Enriching SD-WAN Visibility with Cisco ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence

Learn how the integration of ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence with Cisco SD-WAN enables ITOps to visualize and take control of the digital experience across internet, cloud, and SaaS platforms.

March 30, 2021


Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Interconnect with Megaport Delivers On-Demand, Cloud-Agnostic Interconnects

Announcing the availability of the integrated capabilities for Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Interconnect with Megaport Virtual Edge in the Cisco SD-WAN 17.5 release, enabling customers to create network connections to their multicloud deployments in a few clicks through the automation capabilities of the Cisco SD-WAN vManage controller.

March 23, 2021


Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud Delivers Enterprise Connectivity Over Global Cloud Network

Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud now extends Cloud OnRamp support is to Google Cloud. This is made possible through the integration between Cisco vManage and the new Google Cloud Network Connectivity Center. The integration goes beyond connecting branch sites to Google Cloud workloads, delivering enterprise SD-WAN connectivity over Google Cloud’s extensive global network.

March 23, 2021


KDDI selected Cisco SD-WAN with unique innovations for their Microsoft customers

Recently, KDDI announced they added a managed Cisco SD-WAN offering. KDDIA feels offering Microsoft Azure Cloud Services alongside Cisco SD-WAN is the perfect pairing for its customers’ cloud and connectivity needs.

January 6, 2021


Bringing Office-Quality Connectivity to Home Teleworkers with SD-WAN

Learn how IT can step up to provide enterprise-grade services to high-value teleworkers for whom every minute with clients, customers, and coworkers counts.

October 20, 2020


Introducing the Catalyst 8000 Edge Family, Cisco’s New SD-WAN Platform

Cisco's new Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms, and the Catalyst Cellular Gateway, are built for SASE, Multicloud, and the WAN Edge.

February 12, 2019


Cisco & ngena Enable Accelerated Turnkey Global Networking Solution

How Cisco and ngena are helping entrepreneurs get back what they preciously need: Time...

The Digital Transformation Comes With A New Approach to Service Assurance

NFV and SDN are past their hype cycle and way into gaining significant traction since their initial introductions into the market. Many of our customers who have deployed or plan to deploy our solutions based on these technologies understand that an important factor for realizing the full benefits of NFV and SDN is service assurance. […]