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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 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.

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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

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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, […]