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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 Cisco. The ET&I team establishes and advances new technologies and business models, or “the Bold Bets” that can create new markets, disrupt existing markets, or can solve problems our customers face. Mervana has as long history of accomplishments, specifically around product management, competitive differentiation, and building successful global teams. Mervana is recognized as a proven business leader with a strategic, innovative, and collaborative lens in approaching business needs and requirements. Mervana has been with Cisco for two decades and has authored a Cisco Press Book “Design Principles of DSL Based Access Solutions.” With over 20 years of experience in Cloud, Software & Networking, Mervana has held various prominent leadership roles within Cisco. Mervana, a CCIE, relies heavily on his networking technology foundational knowledge as he searches for emerging technologies trends and new market frontiers in cloud and cloud native technologies spaces. When he is not incubating new technologies and discovering new tech trends, Mervana enjoys supporting causes in India such as education for women, supporting the visually impaired, and spreading mental health awareness. Finally, Mervana is keen on helping solve some of the world’s most challenging problems and building diverse teams that can help solve them. Mervana holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, University of Pune, and currently resides in San Jose, California.

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August 27, 2021

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Application Networking on the Go

Modern applications are on a steep rise and application experience is the new customer experience for most businesses. Learn how application networking is enabling a cloud native world.

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

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Delivering a New and Improved Online World

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All Hail (and Support) Open Source!

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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 […]