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David Ward

Senior Vice President

Chief Architect & CTO of Engineering

As CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, David defines the strategy, design and development of the division's transport and mobility equipment, core, edge and access routers, and operating system. He leads research and development of new technology via tight partnerships with customers and academia and his work is found in multiple standards bodies. He also works closely with packetcom providers on the evolution and architecture of their networks and emerging services.

David has a small vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains and an heirloom tomato farm along the St Croix River in Somerset, Wisconsin. He is also a volunteer Fire Captain for the Loma Chiquita Fire Department.

Articles

November 14, 2019

INNOVATION

Cisco re-inventing the future of networking

With billions of devices connected to the Internet, and tens of billions more coming down the pike, the pressures on our infrastructure are heading for a peak and pushing the industry to solve for some fundamental growing pains. Numerous challenges have emerged as we’ve been operating in a landscape…