Sanjeev Mervana

Vice President of Product Management

Emerging Technologies & Incubation

As Vice President, Product Management, Emerging Technologies & Incubation (ET&I), Sanjeev leads the team in sourcing, generating, screening, and managing new innovation and incubation ideas that ultimately fuel growth for the company. The ET&I team establishes and advances new technologies and business models, or “the Bold Bets” that can solve problems our customers face in the most agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial way possible. Sanjeev has as long history of accomplishments, specifically around product management, competitive differentiation and building successful global teams. Sanjeev is recognized as a proven business leader with a strategic, innovative, and collaborative lens in approaching business needs and requirements. In his previous role as Senior Director, Cloud Infrastructure & Business Solutions Marketing, Sanjeev was responsible for driving demand and positioning for Cisco products and solutions around Cloud, Data Center & Routing Infrastructure, SDN/NFV based Solutions. He managed a global team of product and technical marketing managers representing customer care-abouts, business cases, innovation, competitive differentiation, and market share management around Cisco's products & solutions. Sanjeev has been with Cisco for over 14 years and has authored a Cisco Press Book “Design Principles of DSL Based Access Solutions.” With over 20 years of experience in networking, Sanjeev has held prominent roles leading innovative and architectures and solutions around SDN, Broadband Aggregation, IPTV Carrier Ethernet and Mobile IP RAN business within Cisco. Sanjeev holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, University of Pune.


Jangala: Meet the team closing the digital divide by providing internet access to offline refugees

Jangala won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 Digital Inclusivity Prize. Learn how they are focused on the same goals as Cisco's ET&I team.

The importance of Ethical AI in creating a sustainable, equitable future

Our fifth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge includes a $50,000 USD Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) Prize this year. This prize will be awarded to a startup designing artificial intelligence (AI) in an inherently ethical manner, so that the solution addresses social, environmental, or technological challenges.

What happens when the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge meets Digital Inclusivity?

Our fifth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge includes a $50,000 USD Digital Inclusivity Prize this year. This prize will be awarded to a startup using technology that closes the ever-widening digital divide.

Clearing the Fog Around Automation

We have benchmarked service providers that have used ‘Automation” to spearhead their SDN & NFV transformation. Find out where you stand relative to these operators.

Delivering a New and Improved Online World

Service provider networks are at the epicenter of digitization. You need to be faster, more efficient, more focused on strategic partnering and security obsessed. Here are some suggestions for how to do it.

All Hail (and Support) Open Source!

Open source is not a panacea. An open source product doesn’t mean it’s cheap or free. And open source solutions don’t provide a cookie-cutter approach – every solution needs customization and usually integration.

Building Jio Scale

The term web-scale has been with us just a few years. Mainly referring to managing a data center infrastructure with capabilities to scale in size, speed and agility, it has usually been associated with large cloud service firms such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix.   It has not been associated with communications service providers.   However, these […]

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Automate and Simplify Your Operations – Cisco NSO Leads the Way

Change is never easy. And network management teams are facing unprecedented change as Service Providers are under pressure from their enterprise customers to deliver and support more agile service offerings. New technology innovations like programmable networks and network functions virtualization (NFV) can give service providers the operational agility and increased scalability needed to meet these […]