Executive Biography

Eyal Dagan

EVP, Common Hardware Group

Eyal Dagan is the EVP of the Common Hardware Group (CHG) responsible for delivering the silicon, hardware systems and optics for Cisco’s switching, routing, optical, cable access and IoT portfolios. He assumed this role in March 2020.  Prior to that, he was the SVP of the Core ASIC Group (CAG) within CHG.

Eyal came to Cisco in March 2016 via the Leaba Semiconductor acquisition.  He was Leaba Co-founder and CEO.  Prior to co-founding Leaba, he was a VP & GM at Broadcom (switching/routing DNX line).  Prior to Broadcom, he was CEO & Co-Founder of Dune Networks, which was acquired by Broadcom in 2009.

Eyal has more than 25 years of senior-level management and engineering experience in the semiconductor industry.  In the 90s, he was VP R&D at MRV Communications, a private company that went public in that decade.  At MRV, he led the engineering effort of Ethernet switching and Optical Transport.

Eyal holds several patents in the area of computer architecture and networking.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (BASc), summa cum laude in computer science and a master’s degree in Computer Science both from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.