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Jonathan Davidson

EVP and General Manager

Cisco Networking

Jonathan became the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Cisco Networking team on August 3, 2022. He leads an organization that builds optics, hardware, software, and systems innovations for the largest and most advanced networks in the world. The team helps enterprise, service provider, public sector, and hyperscaler customers transform and digitalize their businesses with best-in-class networking, deep cloud automation, and seamless, premium user experiences across all networking and cloud offerings. Prior to this role, Jonathan was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Mass-scale Infrastructure Group in June 2021 after being named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business in August 2018. Jonathan re-joined Cisco in March 2017 as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Networking. He led teams to deliver industry leading technologies for the Internet and 5G (routing systems, IOS XR software, automation, and solutions for fixed, cable, and mobile providers). Prior to rejoining Cisco, Jonathan served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Juniper Networks leading its Engineering and Product Management. In that role, he was responsible for driving strategy, development and business growth for the company's entire portfolio including routing, switching and security, as well as leading the ongoing evolution of silicon technology and the Junos operation system. Before Juniper, Jonathan held a variety of leadership positions at Cisco over the course of 15 years. During that time, he developed service provider solutions and led the enterprise routing product management team and service provider Layer 4 through Layer 7 services team. Jonathan is co-author of the best-selling book, "Voice-over IP Fundamentals," and is a frequent speaker at high-profile industry events. Active on social media, he frequently shares his observations and insights about the industry through Twitter and blogs.

Articles

June 4, 2024

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

It’s Time to Take Control of Experiences and Transform Infrastructure Operations for AI

3 min read

Cisco Networking Cloud has made phenomenal progress toward continuous intelligence, predictive analytics, and automated remediation over the past 12 months. At Cisco Live 2024, we show how new additions help customers transform the world with AI-native operations, assurance, secure networking, and infrastructure for AI.

May 22, 2024

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Why IT Leaders Are Evolving the Network into a High-Performance Digital Engine

3 min read

The new 2024 Global Networking Trends Report provides a compelling look at networking readiness among global IT organizations. We heard from over 2,000 IT professionals in 13 countries about the advanced architectures and transformational capabilities they will be watching over the next two years.

Setting the Standard: Cisco Catalyst switches among the first to achieve ENERGY STAR certification

2 min read

Three Cisco Catalyst switches — C9200-L, C9300-48P, and C9300-48UXM — are now officially ENERGY STAR® certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This certification is yet another step in Cisco's sustainability journey, which we've been making progress on for over two decades.

February 21, 2024

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Building a More Sustainable Global Network for the Future – Cisco and BT

1 min read

Jonathan Davidson interviews Cisco Partner Bas Burger, CEO of BT Business, to chat about BT Business’s recent innovations around sustainability, including their new Global Fabric network-as-a-service (NaaS) platform.

June 27, 2023

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Further Strengthens Network Assurance with Intent to Acquire Accedian and SamKnows

3 min read

Network disruption is not just downtime. It is a disruption of critical user experiences and loss of productivity, financial health, and brand reputation. With Accedian and SamKnows, we're excited to further extend our end-to-end Network Assurance and visibility capabilities to empower our customers to thrive in a connected world.

Unleashing Innovation Starts with Unifying Experiences

3 min read

Cisco Networking Cloud is our vision to simplify IT, everywhere, at every scale. Learn how we’re enabling a unified management experience platform on your terms.

July 23, 2021

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Bridging the Digital Divide

5 min read

Cisco announces new research on the U.S. Municipal Infrastructure Index 2021, to measure how broadband infrastructure is prioritized across the country. We discuss the results with industry leaders and explore how to close the digital divide in the U.S.

The Internet for the Future: Simple, Flexible, and Affordable

3 min read

The legacy architecture has multiple layers that have created not only architectural silos. There is an opportunity to simplify this complex and redundant three-layer architecture. Rakuten Mobile takes this approach to use Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6) and Cisco Routed Optical Networking to add operational flexibility, enhance profitability, and improve time-to-market. The service provider would be using this to bring newer opportunities, including 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings, to its enterprise customers.

March 30, 2021

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Reimagining the Internet for the Future

5 min read

To connect the next billion users, we need to fundamentally change the economics of the Internet so it will work for everyone, not just the privileged. We need to reimagine the Internet for the Future.