Mike Flannagan

No Longer with Cisco

As Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s Data & Analytics Group, Mike Flannagan is responsible for the company’s data and analytics strategy, and leads multiple software business units.

Cisco’s Data Virtualization Business Unit provides software and services that enable organizations to efficiently access corporate data assets from a variety of enterprise data sources, Big Data sources, a multitude of cloud services, real-time streaming analytics applications, and the Internet of Things. This agile approach is quickly becoming part of the Enterprise Information Management architecture for leading companies, as they use their data assets more effectively to create competitive advantage.

Cisco’s Analytics Business Unit provides software and services that embed advanced analytics in Cisco’s services, and creates analytics solutions that join IT and network data with operational data to deliver insights that improve business outcomes. Beyond IT Analytics, this group leverages infrastructure and the data it creates to enrich business analytics in areas such as Retail, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing.

Cisco’s ServiceGrid Business Unit provides B2B business process integration in the cloud. These capabilities are also a key part of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) strategy to connect traditional Information Technology (IT) systems and processes with Operational Technology (OT) systems and processes.

Cisco’s Energy Management Business Unit provides a suite of software and services that measure and manage the energy use of all the connected devices across distributed office and data center environments. The Cisco Energy Management Suite is designed to reduce energy costs across distributed offices by 35 percent and gain full visibility into the energy use of every device in data centers.

Mike joined Cisco in 2000. He previously held IT leadership positions in consulting and global media companies, and founded several start-ups. Mike is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Engineer, patent holder and published author.

He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, and earned a Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University, where he now serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the College of Business’s graduate programs.


October 29, 2014


Keeping Up With Demand for Big Data Analytics

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In my recent blogs about building the right data strategy and analytics solutions, I discussed how Cisco is helping our customers to meet one of the toughest challenges brought on by the Internet of Everything (IoE) – cost-effectively managing massive amounts of distributed data. With solutions such as Cisco Data Virtualization and Cisco Big Data […]

October 14, 2014


Analytics for an IoE World

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I recently wrote about how Cisco is helping customers more effective manage massive amounts of data, types of data and unprecedented distribution of data. This will be one of the toughest challenges brought on by the Internet of Everything (IoE) and, with solutions such as Data Virtualization and Big Data Warehouse Expansion, Cisco is enabling […]

October 9, 2014


Aligning Solutions to Meet our Customers’ Data Challenges

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In our previous big data blogs, my Cisco associates have focused on the topic of building the best infrastructure for long-term success with big data. I’d like to start a new chapter in the series, focusing on building the right data strategy and analytics solutions. Today, people, process, data and things function together through a […]

October 1, 2014


Cisco Data Virtualization

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It is an exciting day for Cisco Data Virtualization, our data integration software that connects all kinds of data from across the network and makes it appear as if it is in one place and in one consolidated view. To see it in action, check out this video on how we replaced Denodo with our […]