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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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September 11, 2013

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The Programmable Network: IP and Optical Convergence

Someday soon, personal sensors, wearable gadgets, and embedded devices and services may make today’s PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones look quaint by comparison. But as the Internet of Everything­ (IoE) ─ with its diverse array of devices accessing a plethora of existing and new services ─ continues to rapidly evolve, user friendly interfaces mask growing […]

The Programmable Network: Elastic Services

In our last blog on “Advanced Flow Control” we used the metaphor of a three-dimensional collection of intersecting highways of many different kinds with a wide array of vehicles carrying various types of passengers to represent the Internet of Everything­ (IoE).  The IoE concept has come a long way since it was first coined by […]

The Programmable Network: Advanced Flow Control

The increasing diversity and complexity of traffic traversing the Internet of Everything­ today can be imagined as a three-dimensional collection of intersecting highways of different kinds (e.g., corporate WAN, Internet, mobile, Wi-Fi, cellular, cable, cloud), with a wide array of vehicles (e.g., PCs, tablets, smartphones) carrying various types of passengers (e.g., data, voice, video, email, […]

The Programmable Network: End-to-End Visualization and Control

In our last blog, we talked about the next generation Internet. It will be about the Internet of Everything­ ─ people-to-people, machine-to-machine, machine-to-people, trillions of things coming online in coming years. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is only part of the overall solution.  Real-time intelligence, automation and orchestration, instantaneous responsiveness, and unprecedented business and operational agility […]

April 1, 2013

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Programmable Networks Will Power the Internet of Everything

We’re 13 years into the new millennium and we still don’t have flying cars, house cleaning robot maids or refrigerators that talk back to us.  Not everything predicted for our Jetson-like future came true — or maybe not as quickly as expected.  Yet, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.   Our industry talked about triple play […]

Experts Tell All – Cisco ONE Webinars: An Introduction to the Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK)

Topics such as Software Defined Networking and programmable networks are of great interest to many network operators these days. With that in mind we’re pleased to kick off a new series of Webcasts to help our customer learn more about Cisco’s Open Network Environment strategy. Please join us on April 9, 2013 at 9:00 am […]

Move Over SDN – NFV Taking the Spotlight

Energetic debates of what SDN is and the expanding scope of what it can do for our customers continue to race along in a chaotic frenzy. In addition, the overall SDN market is somewhat fragmented in terms of both vendor positioning and marketing.  Collectively, the conversation really comes down to improving business agility and the […]

February 14, 2013

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Is Software Defined Networking (SDN) a journey to somewhere?

Not One-size-fits-all In the world of fashion, one-size-fits all has very limited appeal. People come in all shapes and sizes, with tastes, preferences, and needs that are equally diverse. So too are the diverse approaches and use cases that are driving interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN), automation, simplification, orchestration, and other solutions. Service providers […]

February 7, 2013

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Cisco ONE Webcast Series: An Introduction to OpenFlow

Topics such as Software Defined Networking and programmable networks are of great interest to many network operators these days. With that in mind we’re pleased to kick off a new series of Webcasts to help our customer learn more about Cisco’s Open Network Environment strategy. Please join us on February 14, 2013 (9:00 am PST, […]