SVP, IT – Global Infrastructure Services
John Manville is Senior Vice President of Cisco IT Global Infrastructure Services (GIS); one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. In this role, John leads the strategy and operations for Cisco's cloud infrastructure and platform services, security, network services, collaboration and software platforms. These systems provide the technology infrastructure services for Cisco's global workforce.
Since joining Cisco in 2007, Manville has played a key role in establishing Cisco IT as a trusted advisor to business partners, both internal and external to Cisco. His primary focus is on addressing the business requirements of his customers while maintaining a balance of innovation and operational excellence. John's team is also shaping the future of Cisco products by engaging actively and early in the engineering process, ultimately accelerating the delivery of quality solutions to customers. Manville successfully led the transformation of Cisco's Data Center Strategy, and is now deploying Cisco's Global Cloud Strategy, which is significantly improving Cisco's resilience posture, time to capability and cost structure.
Prior to Cisco, Manville held a variety of IT positions with some of Wall Street's most respected financial services companies. With a career spanning North America and Europe, he began in the industry as a network engineer designing packet switching networks for global customers.
Manville holds an electrical and electronic engineering degree from University College London (UCL) and an executive master's degree in technology management from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, John received the honor of being named an Honorary Fellow by UCL for his dedicated contribution to promoting the careers of future engineers from UCL by pioneering the Cisco International Internship Program – an exclusive program offered to a select group of universities worldwide.