Johan Van Puymbrouck

Director, Collab TechOps EMEAR

In his role as Collaboration Technology Director, Johan Van Puymbrouck is responsible for driving the tech aspect of Cisco’s Collaboration portfolio for the EMEAR markets. He manages a team of highly specialized architects and managers. Johan also represents the EMEAR requirements towards Cisco’s Collaboration Business Units. Every year, this operation represents >>> 1 Billion USD in product and services, operated either direct or via partners. He is a fan of complex topics like compliance & privacy, monetisation of Collaboration APIs and codesigning product strategies for cloud deployments.

Since joining Cisco in 1999, Johan has held various positions, including engineering, business development, sales and management. A pivotal moment happened when Johan joined the Cloud focused team in 2009, only 1 year after Cisco acquired Webex. He thoroughly understands the SaaS and on-premise business and how Cisco now embraces our journey to the cloud through native and hybrid deployments. Johan was also responsible for go-to-market strategies for various collaboration products in EMEAR and has been awarded the top 1% tech champions reward at Cisco in 2012. During his leadership roles, he received multiple manager excellence awards, making him part of the top 10% of Cisco people managers.

Outside of Cisco, Johan loves teaching Python and Scratch to his 3 kids, loves transformational plays and thrives on change and a good challenge. He holds a bachelor and masters degree in engineering, ran his own VoIP broker business startup and is a proud online gamer. He is also an advisor to the university of Royal Holloway (school of management) on their digitization programme.

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