Pankaj Patel

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

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December 4, 2015


Boston Consulting Group Names Cisco to its Top 50 Most Innovative Companies List

I’m pleased and proud to report that Cisco was named this week as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). This marks the third year in a row that we’ve been included on this prestigious list alongside other industry innovators like Apple, Google, and Tesla. In all, we’ve […]

October 20, 2015


Grace Hopper Celebration 2015: Build the future. Make your mark

Cisco has been attending the Grace Hopper Celebration for 6 years and this year, we were proud to show our long-standing dedication to this conference by partnering at the highest level as a Visionary Diamond Sponsor. Cisco has been working with the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) since 2006, and I recently joined the ABI Board […]

August 5, 2015


Cisco’s Liz Centoni Recognized as CloudNOW “Top 10 Women in Cloud”

For 30 years, our technology has changed the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.   And though we are a technology innovator, our edge does not come solely from technology. It comes from our people. Today is a proud day for the Cisco family. I am very pleased to announce that CloudNOW, the executive […]

November 4, 2014


Celebrating Innovation at Cisco

If I could sum up last week in one word for Cisco it would be:  impressive!  Earlier in the week, the Boston Consulting Group released their rankings of the world’s most innovative companies for 2014 and Cisco jumped to #14, up from #46 the previous year. In their report, The Boston Consulting Group simply states, […]

September 23, 2014


Cisco Security Leadership Transition

I would like to announce that David Goeckeler is assuming leadership responsibilities for Cisco’s Security Business Group (SBG) effective immediately.  David has served as vice president of Product and Platform Engineering for the SBG for the last two years. His expertise will continue to help drive Cisco’s security momentum and ensure we are our customers’ […]

Yvette Kanouff Joins Cisco to lead Service Provider Video Software and Solutions Organization

I am extremely pleased to announce Yvette Kanouff is joining Cisco to become leader of our service provider Video Software and Solutions (SPVSS) organization, the home of Cisco’s Videoscape software and solutions for pay-TV service providers and media and entertainment companies. Yvette is joining Cisco from Cablevision Systems where she was most recently executive vice […]

December 19, 2013


The Year Ahead in Networking

Throughout 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with services provider leaders from around the globe.  Whether they are large or small, focused on consumer services or business, or engaged in video or mobility, their ambitions are very much in line with our strategy:  To help them monetize and optimize their networks, while accelerating their […]

September 16, 2013


Cisco to Unveil “Internet of Everything” Innovations in Sept. 24 Webcast

The Internet networking industry is at a critical inflection point. For 30 years, networking has concentrated on driving speeds up and costs down, but it’s no longer enough to manage only bandwidth growth. With Internet traffic expected to explode in the coming years amid new waves of cloud, mobile, video and machine-to-machine connections, Cisco will […]

10,000 U.S. Patents Down–And Thanks to Our Amazing Innovators, Many More to Come

Milestones and markers are important. They give us a chance to reflect and to celebrate, and they inspire us with what’s next. I’m very pleased to share that Cisco has just been granted its 10,000th U.S. patent.  And worldwide we’ve surpassed 13,000 patents awarded to Cisco innovators. Our Journey By the measure of patents, Cisco’s […]