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Jonathan Davidson

Sr. Vice President and General Manager

Service Provider Networking

Jonathan rejoined Cisco in March 2017 as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Networking. As part of the Service Provider Business group, he leads the SP Networking organization in driving Cisco’s leadership position in SP routing, networking and automation software solutions while ushering in the next-generation of networking and network automation innovation.

Prior to rejoining Cisco, Jonathan served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Juniper Networks leading their 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 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 co-authored the best-selling book “Voice-over IP Fundamentals” and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events. Active on social media, he frequently shares his observations and insights about the industry through Twitter @jonathandavidsn and blogs.

Articles

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

Meet with us at Mobile World Congress to discuss technology advances, success stories, and revenue-generating ideas. Key executives and subject matter experts will be available at speaking sessions. Join us!

Celebrating Segment Routing’s 5th Birthday

A successful digital business strategy must be powered by the right technology. Segment Routing addresses the challenges of digitization by helping accelerate network transformation.

Riding the Wave at MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress

At the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress recently, Cisco showcased technologies that are helping SPs transform their networks - and think about the network in a fundamentally new way. Watch the keynote to learn more about reimagining the network

April 5, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Reimagining the Network

Service Providers have an opportunity to use transformative technologies to reimagine the network, leveraging new rules for networking.