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The 10 Biggest Cisco News Stories Of 2022

Gina Narcisi

The biggest news for the tech behemoth in 2022 included executive moves, layoffs and real estate rebalancing plans, supply chain challenges, and the company furthering its XaaS strategy.

Todd Nightingale
Todd Nightingale

2. Cisco ELT Member Todd Nightingale Leaves To Join Fastly As CEO

Todd Nightingale, then-senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Cloud Business and one of the tech giant’s executive leaders, in August revealed his plans to jump to edge cloud company Fastly Inc. as the company’s new CEO, which went into effect on Sept. 1.

Nightingale joined Cisco in 2012 when the company acquired cloud networking specialist Meraki. Previously, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Meraki business, which leads the tech giant’s managed services charge today. He climbed the ranks within Cisco, most recently serving as executive vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking and Cloud. He managed business strategy and development efforts for Cisco’s multibillion-dollar networking portfolio. Cisco, as a result of his departure, combined its Enterprise Networking and Cloud division with the Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, which is now led by Jonathan Davidson, then-executive vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Mass-Scale Infrastructure group and now executive vice president and general manager of the Cisco Networking team.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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