Senior Vice President of Research and Advanced Development
Joel Bion, Senior Vice President of Research and Advanced Development at Cisco Systems, and lead of the Network Software and Services Technology Group, is responsible for Cisco product innovation and execution across multiple Cisco products. In particular, his purview includes the well-known IOS software base. This software is delivered on hundreds of thousands of devices in global networks as vast as the core of the public Internet and as focused as entry level devices in the small to medium business segment. Bion's teams are also responsible for maintaining cooperative, productive relationships between university research organizations and the company.
Bion is recognized as a team builder with strong technical acumen. His understanding of software underlies a development model that improves software efficiencies, ensuring that customers have a consistent experience of the full breadth of the Cisco IOS feature set across multiple product lines.
Bion holds a bachelor of science in formal systems, and a masters of science in computer science - both from Stanford University. He also holds multiple patents.
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