Bob Everson is the Senior Director – 5G Architecture for Cisco Systems; leading strategy, architecture, technology, and systems development. In this role he is responsible for defining and developing mobile network solutions across both the service provider and enterprise domains.
Bob’s experience spans diverse areas including early work in large-scale IP networking and massive-scale data center architectures, to more recent focus on secure software-defined mobile networks, 5G systems and applications, and Open Virtual RAN systems. Throughout his career, he has remained keenly focused on finding the optimal intersection between innovative technologies, the broader systems they impact, and the businesses that are built on them. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and loves getting outside perspectives to calibrate his thinking.