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Meet Jesper Andersen, the new guy running Cisco Systems' $4 billion cable business.
The Denmark native, who's lived in the U.S. for the last 17 years, took over as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Video Technology Group last month. He replaced Enrique Rodriguez, a former Microsoft exec who left Cisco after about a year.
A software engineer by background, Andersen most recently ran Cisco's network-management tools business. Before that, he cut his teeth on enterprise applications at Oracle and PeopleSoft. In his first official interview in the new job, San Jose, Calif.-based Andersen spoke last week with Multichannel News technology editor Todd Spangler.
MCN: What's your initial assessment of Cisco's cable and video-technology portfolio?
Jesper Andersen: I'm still …