Cisco CTO/Chief ArchitectJoins PacketFabric as CEO

PacketFabric, an innovator in fast, adjustable-on-demand connectivity for enterprise customers and a portfolio company of Digital Alpha Advisors, has announced Dave Ward will be joining as Chief Executive Officer, the company said.

Dave joins PacketFabric from Cisco, where he was the company´s Chief Technology Officer of Engineering, Chief Architect and a Senior Vice President at Cisco´s Networking and Security Business.

Dave brings impressive breadth and depth of experience and industry relationships to PacketFabric. As head of Cisco´s Chief Technology and Architecture Office, Dave led Cisco´s core innovation programs, unifying and advancing strategic co-innovation partnerships and programs with internal business units and external customers, partners, government, developers, academia, standards and open-source groups. These extensive relationships will be invaluable to PacketFabric as it looks to expand into new product and markets through partnerships and joint ventures.

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and a private, secure network utilizing the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. For more information, visit

Digital Alpha is an investment firm focused on digital infrastructure and services required by the digital economy, with a strategic collaboration agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. As part of this agreement, Digital Alpha has preferred access to Cisco´s pipeline of commercial opportunities requiring equity financing. For more information, visit