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Jonathan Davidson

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Cisco Mass-Scale Infrastructure

Jonathan was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group in March 2020. He leads an organization that builds silicon, optics, hardware, software, and systems innovations for the largest and most advanced networks in the world.

Prior to this role, Jonathan was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business in August 2018. He led the team to deliver industry leading technologies for the Internet and 5G (routing systems, IOS XR software, automation, and solutions for fixed, cable, and mobile providers). Jonathan re-joined Cisco in March 2017 as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Networking. In that role, he drove Cisco's leadership position in next-generation routing and network automation.

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

March 26, 2020

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Global Traffic Spikes. No Panic at the Cisco!

(Note: OK, so I know the title is a little cheesy, but being sheltered in place for two weeks with “High Hopes” playing in the background for inspiration has certainly influenced me.) Seemingly overnight, social distancing across the globe has defined a new normal and we’re all on a fast-learning curve to adapt in our […]

February 25, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Profitable 5G: Rethink Normal. Reinvent the Network

The path to profitable 5G requires important decisions to be made in 5G core, trustworthy IP infrastructure, and an open radio approach. We must reimagine the end-to-end network. A 5G network transformation will require a trusted partner that is a cross-domain leader in Enterprise, Collaboration, IoT, Data Center, Security, AND SP Infrastructure.

December 11, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Building The Internet for the Future Begins Now

Today is the moment when we enter a new phase of the Internet. Cisco revealed breakthrough innovations so significant and expansive, they will change the economics of the Internet for the next generation.

October 22, 2019

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Two Things You Need to Get Right in a 5G Strategy

Many believe 5G will be a catalyst to change economies, countries, and life as we know it. Physical industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and transportation will digitize and transform unlike anything ever before. Some say it will bring about our next industrial revolution. It’s that big.

September 30, 2019

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo: “The 5G Opportunity for Cable”

We are committed to helping cable operators transform their infrastructures, and I am excited about what’s on the horizon for 5G and cable.  In the last decade, we’ve seen a complete transformation in the service provider space with rise in mobile services, delivering ubiquitous connectivity to billions of people and devices around the world.

Join Our Cisco Live! San Diego Service Provider Power Session

Attending a Cisco Live! event is like no other on the planet. If you are excited about new technology for the Enterprise, Data Center, Collaboration, or Service Provider Critical...

Scoring A Hat Trick in Barcelona

Last week, I attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Coincidently, the conference lined up with the Copa del Rey tournament game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. I have been...

February 13, 2019

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

The “Plane” Truth: Skyport, Ensoft, and Singularity Acquisitions

#CLEUR had been a long but productive week of phenomenal conversations with our customers, partners, and fellow Cisco-ites. Reflecting on the week, and the challenges our customers face, I realized that the aviation industry and our service provider industry are both critical infrastructure and we likely could learn a lot from each other.

Cisco at Mobile World Congress Americas – 2018

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