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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.

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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.

February 20, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Crosswork Network Automation: The Industry’s Most Comprehensive Closed-Loop Automation Solution

Built on the proven foundation of open APIs in Cisco NSO and Cisco WAE, Cisco Crosswork is the industry’s most comprehensive closed-loop, mass-scale automation solution that embraces multi-vendor networks.

February 16, 2018

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Automating the Future

A self-healing infrastructure can create productivity opportunities that can transform business outcomes and dramatically improve existing operating models. Here's why it's a journey that every Service Provider needs to embrace.

November 27, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Verizon Partner Solutions Announces SD-WAN Managed Service Availability for its Wholesale Customers

We are proud to collaborate with Verizon Partner Solutions to launch this new managed service capability for its wholesale customers.