Sidney Kriger

Senior Manager of Business & Technology Architectures

Worldwide Service Provider Marketing

Sidney Kriger is the Senior Manager of Business & Technology Architectures in Cisco Systems’ worldwide service provider marketing group. He and his team are responsible for evaluating and quantifying the economic benefits that service providers can gain by deploying Cisco solutions. They work directly with customers to build business case models to assess the specific business outcomes they can achieve with investments in new technology architectures. Sidney has helped build the Cisco Monetization & Optimization Index (MOI) to highlight the market opportunities for new services that service providers can offer and how much those offers can grow their revenues.

Sidney has more than 25 years of telecom industry experience, mainly in product management and product marketing roles. His focus has been creating innovative network solutions to solve customers’ business problems, as well as analyzing and communicating the business value of those solutions. Before coming to Cisco, Sidney ran business planning and operations in Nortel Network’s business unit responsible for Ethernet, routing, WiFi, security appliances, and other solutions. Sidney also held product marketing and management positions at Bay Networks, Wellfleet Communications, and Xylogics. He earned an S.M. degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.


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The cost for service providers to keep up with market and customer demands can become overwhelming. A programmable network can help lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and create other positive business outcomes.

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On your journey to NFV transformation, you may often feel you cannot escape your own personal Hades. We researched how your service provider peers are taming the monstrous challenges.

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We just released a white paper from IDC that shows how new solutions for mobile networks can impact operator costs. Yes, virtualization does make a difference, no doubt. However, IDC broke new ground by analyzing the benefits that 5G innovations can deliver to mobile operators, as well. IDC found that a 5G-ready virtualized mobile core […]

Catch the next wave of mobile monetization

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Guest Blog Submitted by Jeff Meek, Manager, Product Marketing, SP Almost $1 trillion will be divided among mobile operators in the next few years. Are you fully prepared to take your share? Growing numbers of mobile users and a fast-changing competitive environment: that’s the opportunity, and the challenge, for mobile operators today. With voice traffic […]

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Communications and IT Services – It’s Personal This Time

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Cisco MOI Forecasts the Opportunity I think most of us take for granted how mobile data services have evolved over the past decade. From simply being able to access email to now watching live video streaming on our personal devices, the pace has been dramatic. Our service providers have also evolved. Now we can log […]

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Seeing Revenue Opportunities through the Data Forest: Monetization & Optimization Index

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I love football, especially the NFL. I grew up in Memphis — a city without a team. Oh, yes, we had WFL and USFL teams along the way. However, their owners could never convince the NFL to expand and let them in when the other leagues folded. We even hosted – though inhospitably – the […]