Hakim Mehmood is the Vice President and General Manager of Calling and Devices in the Collaboration Technology Group (CTG). He leads a team that's responsible for the development of on-premises, cloud and hybrid infrastructure solutions including Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Business Edition, Cisco Unified Border Element, Cisco Expressway and more. His team also develops the award-winning range of Cisco IP Phones and Headsets. Altogether, Hakim's group accounts for over $2.0 Billion in revenue contribution.Hakim holds an MBA and BS in Engineering. He first started his Cisco career as a software engineer working on IOS routers before moving to Unified Communications and Collaboration. Over the past 18 years, he has filed many patents and written critical code for almost all of Cisco's call control products. He has gained extensive knowledge of the latest engineering and product management and pioneered innovative new practices. Currently, he is on a mission to re-imagine the desktop phone, UC headsets, and wearable devices, creating intelligent experiences for end-users with cloud-scale management and analytics for IT administrators.Hakim lives in the Dallas metroplex with his wife and daughter. He is an ardent fan of the Denver Broncos and enjoys playing cricket in his free time.
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