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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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February 2, 2017

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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 […]

Game over. Automation Scores Huge Upset against Operational Costs.

When significant real-world ROI results come in from the field, we’re excited to share them. Some recent proof points from our service provider customers are especially compelling. Why? Because they’re about one of your biggest challenges―reducing high operational costs. Big Reductions in OpEx Confirmed Before the first human flew through the stratosphere, a space ship […]

Let’s Talk Simply About SD-WANs, Shall We?

If “talk nerdy to me” were to be elevated to an art form, then at Cisco, we’re Rembrandt! Following a recent article suggesting that our naming convention(s) for our line of Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is confusing — I’d go so far as to say “drowning in six-letter acronyms and Dilbert-esque techno-jargon,” — I […]

February 24, 2016

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Cisco NFV Infrastructure Solution – Carrier Class Network Functions Virtualization

Written By Volker Tegtmeyer, Senior Manager Product & Solution Marketing The adoption of Network Functions Virtualization is a top item...

November 24, 2015

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Telemetry & Gaining Web Scale Operational Efficiency – Is it a Myth or Reality?

We can’t express how excited we were when Cisco was asked to sponsor and participate in an independent event, hosted by Tech Field Day, which invited experts from NetFlix, Google, eBay, and SignalFX to discuss the technical challenges some of these web scale providers face and the innovations they have helped drive in the industry […]

Security and What Matters Most…

Summer is officially in full swing. My kids have finished with another school year. Our family vacation has been planned. When the family is away on vacation together, I worry a bit about the safety and security of our home, our personal information and of course our physical well-being when traveling. Still, even with ever […]

November 12, 2014

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Cyta Hellas Deploys Cisco Optical Solution for new High Speed Optical Network

By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions Cyta Hellas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Telecommunications Organization of Cyprus,  is the latest network operator to deploy Cisco’s Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transport solution for a new high-speed backbone. Cyta is the most recent service provider to be licensed in Greece, […]

October 22, 2014

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Register for the Infonetics Webinar: Building More Efficient Networks with Multi-Layer Packet-Optical

By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET, Cisco joins Infonetics’ Andrew Schmitt (Principal Analyst, Optical) on a three vendor panel to discuss how equipment vendors and their customers are taking advantage of new multi-layer packet-optical systems leveraging advanced software to build more capable […]

October 10, 2014

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Cisco at the Fall ’14 PONC, Oct 28-30, Baveno Italy – Informative Workshops

By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions The Fall ’14 Cisco Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC) is quickly approaching – October 28-30 in Baveno & Vimercate, Italy.  Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this highly compelling and informative event (To learn more visit the Cisco PONC Series webpage). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxZJmKGP1M If you […]