Paul D. Bosco '80

Vice President, Market Development, Cisco Systems, Inc.

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1980

Paul Bosco is Vice President, Market Development for Cisco Systems, Inc., driving strategic initiatives and partnerships with leading cable, mobile, telco, media, and web firms.  Before serving in this role, Bosco was General Manager of Cisco’s Cable & Broadband Business Unit and later Vice President and Site Executive for the firm’s New England Development Center (NEDC). In this role, Bosco led a 2,000 person R&D site focused on the next generation Internet, mobile and wireless networking technologies, advanced entertainment and communications services, new cloud applications platforms, and security.

Bosco built and led Cisco organizations responsible for the research, engineering, marketing, and commercial success of highly innovative architectural offers, leading products, and services practices. He was responsible for Cisco’s market leading broadband portfolio enabling high speed internet services to be delivered on cable operator facilities. His pioneering efforts partnering with customers to co-create breakthrough Internet technologies helped accelerate the success of broadband internet, internet voice, and internet video services worldwide. Paul has led global strategic acquisitions and partnerships and is recognized for building high performance teams and driving transformational projects with customers.

Prior to joining Cisco, Paul held engineering leadership roles at US West (Continental Cablevision) and AT&T (SNET), responsible for the successful launch of early consumer Internet service offerings.   Bosco began his career as a computer scientist with IBM, and was a key leader in the highly acclaimed NSFNET project that creatively engaged government, industry, and university partners in a unique collaboration that launched the Internet Services industry. Paul received IBM Masters and Doctoral Fellowships, Outstanding Technical Innovation Awards, and Leadership Awards for his contributions to the Internet and NSFNET project. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Lehigh in 1980, an M.S. and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S. in computer engineering from Yale.

Through his career, Bosco has served in advisory boards and startup ventures focused on the disruptive application of Internet technologies in health care, government, media, and education. His research interests include the evolving nature of innovation and co-creation with leading customers, the power of platforms and platform economics, and the impact of open source software on cloud application platforms. Paul was awarded a Nemours Fellowship to explore the potential impact of the broadband Internet on children’s health, served as a White House summer intern focused on Internet policy, and co-authored a winning MIT and Dartmouth research proposal to explore the application of a broadband internet to media, education and health care. Paul was also an early leader in the Massachusetts High Performance Computing Initiative, and serves on the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Council.

Paul D. Bosco
Paul D. Bosco '80