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Jean-Luc Valente

Vice President & General Manager

Service Provider - Cloud Platforms & Solutions Group

JL Valente is Vice President for the Service Provider Business inside the Cloud Group, and the General Manager for the Next-Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (NGENA) industrial partnership. NGENA is an alliance of leading service providers around the world focused on delivering virtualized network services, seamlessly, to multi-national companies. JL also looks after the CPSG initiatives that directly intersect with the service provider business including cloud native evolution of Cisco’s network function portfolio, NFV cloud infrastructure, edge platform and multi-cloud. In addition JL is responsible for the Working Group 2 partnership and executive sponsor of the Orange Group and Telenor Group.

Valente joined Cisco in 2013 as a software executive with 30 years of operating and leadership experience in building international software businesses. He is a technology advocate with an intimate knowledge of the evolution of networking and information technology. JL led the Ericsson partnership and 5G service provider strategy out of the SP business unit. He also contributed to the creation of the Cisco Service Provider Cloud and Virtualization Group and managed Cisco Service Provider Software Portfolio including SDN, Management and Orchestration.

Prior to Cisco he was President and CEO of a French social business startup, which was acquired by the IT service firm Atos to form the backbone of the Atos Zero eMailTM initiative. Previously JL was CEO of RiverMuse, an IT operations software company. He also had leadership positions at software companies including InfoVista, Viasoft (now ASG), and CA where he led regional and worldwide marketing for its information management division between 1987 and 1996. He also spent a year as an entrepreneur in residence with Atlas Venture, where he focused on the wireless industry.

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February 12, 2019

CLOUD

Cisco & ngena Enable Accelerated Turnkey Global Networking Solution

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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. […]

September 16, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Capitalizing on Your Evolved Programmable Network through Faster and More Efficient Cloud Services Delivery

SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technologies are expected to help Service Providers gain new efficiencies and previously unimagined speed and agility in cloud services delivery so they can seize new business opportunities and achieve continued growth. Specifically, SDN in the data center helps you abstract services and applications from the complexities […]

Innovation in Action: Exciting Catalyst Demonstrations at TM Forum Live in Nice

Last month, I encouraged you to come visit our booth at TMFLive! in Nice to see how Cisco’s unified service management solution helps Service Providers transform their networks into centers of excellence for building customer trust and loyalty by enhancing the customer experience. Now I am proud to announce that, once again, Cisco has partnered […]

Customer Centered, Cloud Service Management: Come See it in Action at TM Forum Live in Nice

No one will question that a significant contributor to a company’s long term success is customer loyalty. Loyalty is gained by providing your customers with an experience that make them keep coming back to you for more, and even bringing along others with them – ultimately helping you drive more revenue and profitability. Technologies like […]

eHealth: Bridging the Divide

I’m proud to announce that Cisco and our partners have been awarded the ‘Best Application of Frameworx’ award by TM Forum, through our participation in last year’s Catalyst Program. Demonstrations were held during the TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption 2014 event in San Jose. For those of you not familiar with this program, it is […]

Agility – A service provider’s Secret Weapon

Written by Tom Davies, Technical Solutions Architect The world can be a tough place for a service provider in today’s marketplace. Revenue per customer is declining and margins are shrinking. Over-the-top players are delivering services at an ever increasing pace and systems integrators are positioning themselves as end-to-end providers of complex services. It is a […]