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Paul D. Bosco is a pioneer in Internet technologies. As Vice President of Market Development, 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. He 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, Bosco 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. He 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.

Throughout 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.

Bosco 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. He was also an early leader in the Massachusetts High Performance Computing Initiative, and serves on the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Council.

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