Chris Barwick, VP Collaboration Strategy & GTM Cisco
Bio: As Vice President for Cisco Collaboration Strategy and GTM, Chris leads a team building and executing a plan to grow Cisco's Collaboration subscription business to $6B Annual Recurring Revenue within the next few years. Previously, Chris was the sales leader for America's Collaboration $3.9B Collaboration business in the US, Canada and Latin America. The Collaboration solution for Cisco powers team collaboration, unified communications, next generation meeting solutions and customer contact centers available from the cloud or on-premise. Since joining Cisco in 2000, Chris has been focused on customer business outcomes with numerous roles including: Product Sales Specialist, Account Manager, Regional Sales Manager for Commercial and Public Sector, and as a Collaboration and Video Sales Director for the last nine years. He has always achieved consistent year-over-year sales growth including 17 out of 20 years exceeding stretch sales objectives at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Chris was a rising sales leader at Anixter, Ameritech, and ArrowPoint Communications. He has extensive experience in Enterprise Networking, Data Center, Collaboration and Video solutions including SaaS, Cloud, and GTM strategies. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and has attended Stanford Graduate School of Business with an emphasis on leadership development and innovation.