CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI).
Jonathan Davidson is executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI). In this role, he is responsible for driving strategy, development, and business growth for Juniper’s entire portfolio including routing, switching, and security, as well as for the ongoing evolution of silicon technology and the Junos operating system.
Prior to his current position, Davidson was senior vice president and general manager for Juniper’s Security, Switching and Solutions Business Unit (S3BU). In this role, he was responsible for leading innovation, growth and product development in data center, campus, branch, and cloud. Davidson oversaw the development of market-leading security and networking solutions. His team managed both the EX Series and QFX family of switches as well as the SRX line of security devices.
Davidson joined Juniper in 2010 as vice president, Product Line Management for the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit where he was responsible for the product lifecycle management, strategy, implementation, solutions and go-to-market activity for a range of leading edge routing product families, such as the E, M and MX Series. Before joining Juniper, Davidson had a 15-year career in various leadership positions at Cisco. He served as director of Product Management at Cisco Systems where he focused on service provider solutions and led the enterprise routing product management team and service provider Layer 4 through Layer 7 services team. During his time at Cisco, he co-authored the best-selling books Voice over IP Fundamentals and Deploying Voice over IP. He also served as director, Service Provider Solution Engineering.
Davidson has spoken at leading industry events such as Interop and has held certification as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert #2560.