Cisco Systems Inc.

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

Financial year: Aug 2020 - Jul 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.25 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

62

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Cisco Systems Inc.   (Cisco)

    EU Transparency Register

    494613715191-85 First registered on 08 Dec 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Cisco designs, manufactures and sells Internet protocol (IP), based Internet products and services related to communications and information technology industries. Our customers include businesses of all sizes, public institutions, telecommunications companies, other service providers and individuals. We were incorporated in California in December 1984 and our headquarter is in San Jose, California. Our products and technologies are grouped into the following categories: infrastructure platforms; applications; security, services; and others. As part of our business focus on the network as the platform of all forms of communications and IT, are products and services designed to help our customers use technology to address their business imperatives and opportunities – driving growth, improving productivity, reducing costs, mitigating risk and gaining competitive advantage.

    Cisco is present in all 27 Member States.

    Main EU files targeted

    Main EU legislative proposals or policies:

    Cybersecurity
    EU cybersecurity certification schemes
    Critical infrastructure (NIS 2)
    Product requirements and secure development (CRA)

    Trust
    International data flows
    Privacy (ePR, GDPR implementation)
    Sovereign SaaS and cloud (Data Act, Gaia-X labelling, EUCS)
    Government data access (e-Evidence)
    AI

    Telecoms & OTT
    EECC Implementation
    Spectrum for wireless technologies
    Platform regulation (DMA, DSA)
    Net neutrality
    State aid guidelines

    Sustainability
    Digital Product Passport
    Right to Repair
    CSRD and Taxonomy
    Mandatory Due Diligence
    Waste Shipments

    Trade & Tax
    EU-US TTC
    Export Control
    Foreign Subsidies Distortions
    CBAM
    Taxation of the Digital Economy

    Digital skills and education

    Standardization policy, including IPR aspects

    Recovery funds and projects

    Address

    Head Office
    West Tasman Dr, 170
    San Jose 95134
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Cisco Systems De Kleetlaan 6
    Machelen 1831
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    14

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    25%7
    10%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 03 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Pastora Valero 22 Nov 2022 21 Nov 2023
    Ms Diane Mievis 05 Jul 2022 04 Jul 2023
    Ms Pastora Valero 07 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Ms Cate Nymann 03 Sep 2019 31 Aug 2020
    Ms Cate Nymann 05 Dec 2017 01 Dec 2018
    Ms Pastora Valero 20 Mar 2017 07 Mar 2018
    Ms Cate Nymann 09 Dec 2016 08 Dec 2017
    Ms Pastora Valero 16 Mar 2016 14 Mar 2017
    Ms Cate Nymann 02 Feb 2016 06 Jan 2017
    Mr Piotr PLUTA 22 Sep 2015 17 Sep 2016
    Ms Natacha Comar 30 May 2015 28 May 2016
    Ms Pastora Valero 20 Dec 2014 18 Dec 2015
    Mr Marc Colson 14 Jan 2015 12 Jan 2016
    Ms Cate Nymann 14 Jan 2015 15 Dec 2015
    Mrs Pastora Valero 20 Dec 2014 18 Dec 2015
    Mr Jerome Paquay 19 Dec 2014 17 Dec 2015
    Mr Xavier Ousmane 18 Dec 2014 16 Dec 2015

    Complementary Information

    The data covers financial year 2020 and includes Cisco employees who have a Government Affair function; or a regulatory and compliance role; or deal with research & technical matters. Some employees who spend 10% or less of their time on activities covered by the transparency register have been aggregated into the 25% number. The numbers exclude senior executives and employees who may engage with EU officials and policy-makers on a minimal basis, e.g. occasional meeting.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Cisco belongs to the following Trade Associations:

    Digital Europe: http://www.digitaleurope.org/

    American Chamber of Commerce to the EU: http://www.amchameu.eu/

    European Internet Forum: www.internetforum.eu

    European Telecommunication Network Operators: https://www.etno.eu/

    Gaia X https://www.data-infrastructure.eu/GAIAX/Navigation/EN/Home/home.html

    Charter of Trust https://www.charteroftrust.com/

    BSA: The Software Alliance: https://www.bsa.org/

    Information Technology Industry Council https://www.itic.org

    The Responsible Business Alliance https://www.responsiblebusiness.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Aug 2020 - Jul 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant https://ec.europa.eu/budget/fts/index_en.htm 333,478€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

    Other financial info

    The number disclosed under procurement [approximately €35M] represents our estimate of Cisco’s business with the EU institutions during the last financial year. An estimate and not a precise number is provided because of the following: All Cisco’s business with the EU institutions is conducted through our channel partners who resell Cisco equipment and then set their prices with the EU institutions independently of Cisco. We therefore do not have full visibility of the total EU-spend on Cisco products and services as that would depend on the price agreed between our channel partner and the relevant EU institution. Further, due to the fact that any sale to the EU institutions happens through our channel partners, there is also a possibility that part of Cisco’s business is counted in channel partners’ declarations who are registered in the transparency register. Cisco sales to the EU institutions may also not appear through the European financial transparency system, because Cisco’s channel model entails that Cisco does not apply for or sign any tenders directly with the EU institutions, and Cisco may be listed as one out of several possible vendors in a tender award. The disclosed number has not been cross-referenced with any otherwise publicly available financial information about Cisco business with the EU institutions.

    Grants

    The figure for grants awarded disclosed correspond to the figures disclosed in the European Financial Transparency System (EFTS).

    The amount indicated corresponds to the estimated sum given to Cisco Italy for three commitments for a Horizon 2020 project on mapping air quality: “MAPPINGAIR - MAPPING AIR QUALITY WITH HIGH ACCURACY AND HIGH-SPATIAL RESOLUTION.” The overall amount granted to the consortium in both projects is €1.9M.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A
    European Internet Forum

    Other activities

    Business Roundtable on GDPR Implementation/Privacy Shield (via trade associations)

    Grand Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs

    Ad-hoc groups:
    ENISA
    SWIPO
    EU Common Criteria

    The European AI Alliance

    Declaration committing to gender balanced work culture

    https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/ceos-tech-companies-sign-declaration-committing-gender-balanced-work-culture

    #SaferInternet4EU

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    62 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 06 Sep 2022 Location videoconference
      Subject Will follow
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Jul 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject issues within Comp portfolio.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Michele Piergiovanni (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jul 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Meeting on skills.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 May 2022 Location Davos
      Subject Upskilling and reskilling, digitalization and the future of work.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Antoine Kasel (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 May 2022 Location Davos
      Subject -Support for Ukraine - How to ensure a secure and high performance infrastructure & data ecosystem - Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Commission
      • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President)
      • Chris Uregian (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Nov 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Exchange of views on current and future cooperation
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Jul 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject connectivity and AI
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Presentation of the company's activities and organisation of the conference of 18 February
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2020 Location Davos
      Subject Trade Issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Commission
      • Kevin Keary (Cabinet member)
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 18 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Digitisation/MMF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Commission
      • Ioannis Latoudis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject MFF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM, cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject cyber security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Commission
      • Julian Siegl (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Cyber security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Commission
      • Julian King (Commissioner)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Cibersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject 5G security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject MFF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Enric Mitjana (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject MFF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Enric Mitjana (Cabinet member)
      • Alina-Stefania Ujupan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Ms Yoo, Senior Vice President
      Commission
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Commission
      • Julie Ruff (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jun 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject GDPR, Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject e-privacy regulation/follow-up
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Free flow of data, EU-US Privacy Shield, Artificial Intelligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Europe digitization and support to the start-up ecosystem
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Commission
      • Alfredo Sousa De Jesus (Cabinet member)
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade and technology development
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting to discuss digital taxation (also with representatives from Deezer and Volumental)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Commission
      • Pierre Moscovici (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels/Belgium
      Subject Meeting to discuss digital taxation
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Jean-Philippe Gammel (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject handshake
      Commission
      • Gertrud Ingestad (Director-General)
    • Date 12 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Standard essential patents
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Friedrich-Nikolaus von Peter (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 May 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Privacy, Human rights, Transatlantic relationship
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject MFF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 02 Mar 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Competition
      Commission
      • Margrethe Vestager (Commissioner)
    • Date 02 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecoms code, spectrum, data flows
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 02 Mar 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Gender equality, Privacy Shiled, GDPR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject transatlantic trade relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Transatlantic relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject ICT in education
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Oct 2016 Location Luxembourg, Luxembourg
      Subject IT Governance, Digital Workplace, Mobile strategy, Analytics and Big Data, Security
      Commission
      • Gertrud Ingestad (Director-General)
    • Date 14 Sep 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Cisco update, ICT Conference
      Commission
      • Gertrud Ingestad (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telco review, net neutrality, e-privacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Skills, Radicalisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Apr 2016 Location San Francisco, USA
      Subject Presentation of Cisco services, innovations and management of human resources
      Commission
      • Gertrud Ingestad (Director-General)
    • Date 18 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject ICT skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telco policies
      Commission
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2016 Location Davos
      Subject DSM, investments in Europe, AVMS directive, copyright, platforms, TDM, big data, safe harbour
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 20 Jan 2016 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Jan 2016 Location Davos
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject ICT standardisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 10 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Commission
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject data, standards
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Apr 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Strategic Review Meeting
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Net neutrality
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Internet of Everything / digital transformation
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location Berlaymont - Brussels
      Subject General developments in digitalisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Sandra Kramer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location Cabinet Juncker
      Subject CISCO: general developments in digitalisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Mariana Hristcheva (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject ET 2020 Framework
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Strategic Review Meeting
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
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