Bob Everson

Senior Director of 5G Architecture Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bob Everson is the Senior Director of 5G Architecture for Cisco Systems, leading strategy, architecture, and systems development. In this role, his team is responsible for defining and developing mobile network products and solutions across both the service provider and enterprise domains.

Bob’s experience spans diverse areas, including early work in Internet routing, large-scale private IP networks, hyper-scale data center architectures, and software-defined networking. His current focus includes secure software-defined mobile networks and 5G systems.

Bob helped pioneer Open Virtualized Radio Access Networks, and he remains dedicated to ensuring success for operators in this revolutionary transformation. Throughout his career, he has concentrated on finding the optimal intersection between innovative technologies, the broader systems they impact, and the businesses built on them.

Bob Everson is a frequent speaker at industry events and loves getting outside perspectives to calibrate his thinking.