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August 21, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Springpath – Now Complete

Our collaboration with Springpath led to Cisco’s HyperFlex product, the industry’s first fully integrated hyperconverged infrastructure system. We are excited to now welcome Springpath to the Cisco team.

July 13, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Observable Networks, Inc.

Together, Cisco and Observable Networks will extend our Stealthwatch solution into the cloud with highly scalable behavior analytics and comprehensive visibility.

May 11, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Transforming Collaboration Through Artificial Intelligence with Cisco’s Acquisition of MindMeld

The acquisition of MindMeld, Cisco’s third in two weeks, represents how our innovation strategy continues to impact our strategic shift to become more of a software company.

Cisco Expands Analytics Footprint with New Talent and Technology Acquisition

Today, Cisco is announcing its intent to acquire the Advanced Analytics team and associated advanced analytics intellectual property developed by Saggezza, a privately-held technology services company. As applications are moving to the cloud and billions of things are connecting to the network, our customers need a way to see and manage these increasingly complex networks. […]

Empowering Customers at the Edge

Over the past several years, an immense transition has taken place as networks have become more diverse and complex. Companies large and small have many branch sites – users at the edge that need to connect securely and quickly to the network and the cloud. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technologies are enabling customers to […]

October 17, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Acquisition of Worklife

I’m pleased to announce the acquisition of Heroik Labs, Inc. doing business as Worklife. Worklife is a privately-held company based in San Francisco, CA that provides software to improve meeting productivity. Worklife’s mission is to help teams be prepared and informed so they can run highly effective meetings. Their application enables people to be more […]

September 28, 2016

INNOVATION

Innovation, Transformation and Impact Through Investments and M&A – 2016 and Beyond

One year ago, I became the new leader for Cisco’s Corporate Development team, leading Cisco’s acquisitions and investment strategy. The corporate development team was already firing on all cylinders, and this last year proved just how impactful we could be.  The past 12 months became one of the most active years in Cisco’s history, with […]

August 30, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ContainerX

I’m excited to share that today Cisco announced its intent to acquire ContainerX, Inc., Cisco’s first acquisition in the rapidly emerging container market. ContainerX is an early stage, privately held company focused on building technology to help enterprises manage, orchestrate and integrate containers across data centers. Many of our customers are starting to use containers […]

June 28, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco to Expand Cloud Security Portfolio with Acquisition of CloudLock

I’m excited to share that today Cisco announced its intent to acquire CloudLock Inc., a leading cloud security solution that gives companies visibility and policy control over content shared in cloud applications. CloudLock specializes in Cloud Access Security Broker, or CASB, technology and helps organizations move faster to the cloud. CloudLock delivers cloud security to […]