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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