Executive Biography

Kevin Wollenweber

SVP/GM, Cisco Networking – Data Center and Provider Connectivity

Kevin is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cisco Networking – Data Center and Provider Connectivity organization. In this role, he leads a portfolio that transforms how our customers build and manage their network architectures. He has worked with the world's largest Service Provider, Enterprise, and Web Companies for the last three decades and has been with Cisco since 1997.

As the leader for Cisco's Data Center and Provider Connectivity portfolio, Kevin is focused on how the industry and technologies are transforming and continuously evolving Cisco's products and solutions to help customers address their business challenges in the world's largest data centers, provider infrastructure, and cloud.

During his 25 years at Cisco, Kevin has driven several industry-leading transitions across a breadth of Cisco products and technologies. His work has included positions in product management, technical marketing, and software engineering, but he has always focused on the needs of the world's largest Service Providers. Kevin has led the delivery of many flagship products, such as the GSR, CRS, ASR, and NCS families, and our latest offering with the Cisco 8000 - Cisco's fastest-growing service provider product portfolio in history!

In addition, Kevin's goal is to continuously deliver innovation and efficiency across the Data Center and Provider Connectivity portfolio. For example, the recent merger of the Data Center and Routing teams brought together the technologies needed to build the world's most advanced data centers, provider networks, and cloud, as well as the tools to automate and manage them to modernize and simplify the delivery of network infrastructure.

Throughout it all, Kevin has held a customer-first mindset. He works closely with customers to help them build world-class networks that deliver revenue growth opportunities and operational efficiency while mitigating risk across hardware, software, and systems.

Kevin has his Bachelor's and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and has held a Routing and Switching CCIE. When he isn't working or traveling, he enjoys cooking, mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with his family.