Stephen Speirs is part of the Cisco Advanced Services Product Management team, working on Data Center and Cloud Services. This team is tasked with developing major new professional service offerings for Cisco, and in particular around cloud computing adoption. Working with customers and partners worldwide, Stephen has over 20 years industry experience in IT, Data Centers and Service Provider Network Management. Stephen is based in Cisco's offices in Scotland, near Glasgow, and was "acquired into" Cisco in 2000 through the acquisition of Atlantech Technologies Ltd. Before joining Cisco Services, Stephen was senior manager, product management, in Cisco's Network Management Technology group, where he brought to market the multi-award winning Cisco MPLS Diagnostics Expert product. Stephen has a BSc (1st Hons) in Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde, an MSc in Digital Systems engineering from the University of Heriot Watt, and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School.