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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

Scoring A Hat Trick in Barcelona

3 min read

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

2 min read

#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

3 min read

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

5 min read

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

4 min read

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

6 min read

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

5 min read

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

3 min read

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

1 min read

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

September 27, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Simplifying Networks through Segment Routing

4 min read

Many Service Providers are moving to Segment Routing because it allows the network to differentiate the way it delivers applications with unmatched simplicity and scalability. Are you part of this digital transformation?

Segment Routing Blazes a Trail in Germany!

2 min read

Vodafone Germany is bringing its core network infrastructure into the SDN realm while delivering high bandwidth and customer experience that defines the network of the future.