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Paul D. Bosco '80

Vice President, Market Development, Cisco Systems, Inc.

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1980

Paul Bosco is Vice President, Market Development, driving strategic initiatives and partnerships with global internet, media/entertainment, broadband, and telecommunications firms. Bosco previously served as Vice President & General Manager of Cisco's Broadband Products & Solutions, Vice President of Video & Broadband Solutions, and Vice President & Site Executive for the Cisco New England Development Center (NEDC). NEDC is a 2,000 person R&D facility focused on next generation Internet, broadband network, mobile wireless, internet video, cloud platform, and security products. Through NEDC Cisco invested over $15 billion (USD) in new ventures, high tech acquisitions, and university research in the Boston region.

Bosco built and led teams responsible for the research, development, marketing, and overall success of transformational products, architectural solutions, and services that provide high speed connectivity from homes, offices, libraries, and schools to the global internet. His pioneering work partnered with customers to co-create breakthrough products has helped accelerate the global deployment of broadband internet, internet voice, and internet video services. Paul has led new venture investments and acquisitions in the broadband, digital video, and wireless areas and is recognized for building high performance teams.

Bosco began his career as a computer scientist with IBM and was an R&D leader on the highly acclaimed NSFNET project that creatively engaged government, industry, and university partners in a unique collaboration that architected and launched the Internet as we know it today. Paul received IBM Masters and Doctoral Fellowships, Outstanding Technical Innovation Awards, and Leadership Awards for his contributions to the Internet and NSFNET project. Prior to joining Cisco, Paul held engineering and software leadership roles at US West (Continental Cablevision) and AT&T (SNET) responsible for the successful launch of early broadband internet, digital video, and on-line service offerings. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Lehigh, an M.S. and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S. from Yale.

Paul was awarded a Nemours Fellowship to explore the application of the Internet to children's health, served in the Clinton White House as an intern exploring policy options to encourage universal internet access, and co-authored a winning MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Dartmouth Medical School proposal for research on the application of internet and networked video services to health care, education, and news delivery. His current research interests include the evolving nature of innovation, the role of computer and data science in a pervasively connected world, the power of platforms and platform economics, and the impact of open source software and cloud platforms on applications innovation. Paul was an early leader in the Massachusetts High Performance Computing and Massachusetts Technology Collaborative initiatives.