Guido Jouret is the Vice President and General Manager for the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Cisco, which focuses on the major technology transition that connects objects, devices, and sensors over an intelligent network, to generate greater efficiencies and revenue opportunities for customers.
As the leader of this business-critical investment, Jouret oversees Cisco’s IoT charter with US$200 million in R&D and 500 engineering, sales, and marketing employees. Jouret’s organization serves as the hub of IoT business solutions, products, and services at Cisco. Driving investment, innovation and alignment for IoT across Cisco’s portfolio, Jouret focuses on customers in key vertical markets such as discrete and process manufacturing; transportation; energy; and public sector.
Since joining Cisco in 1994, Jouret has played an instrumental role in defining Cisco’s vision and strategy for emerging technologies. His passion, creativity, technical depth and broad business understanding are a competitive advantage in the market for Cisco. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Jouret has a vision for IoT and emerging technologies, and he consistently ranks among Cisco’s top five presenters.
Prior to this role, Jouret was VP/GM and CTO of Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group and the global head of the Innovation team within Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group. In these roles, Jouret led teams to develop new methods, architectures, and business cases to help Cisco’s key customers successfully adopt Internet-based
technologies. Before that, he held a similar position in Cisco’s Asia Pacific region, where he advised leading corporations and governments on forward-thinking IT strategies. He also held a leadership position in IT for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) theatre, in which he defined, implemented, and communicated Cisco IT strategy for EMEA.
Before joining Cisco, Jouret was responsible for IT in the R&D division of Beaufour-Ipsen Pharmaceutical Group. He also worked at the London Parallel Applications Centre, where he developed the company’s software strategy. He began his career as a research associate at the Imperial College for Science, Technology and Medicine in London.
Jouret has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), a DIC (Diploma of Imperial College), and a PhD in Computing from Imperial College (UK).