Chief Technology Officer
Worldwide Partner Organization
Dave West is Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Worldwide Partner
Organization. He is responsible for helping enable technical excellence in
Cisco’s partner community in routing and switching, advanced and emerging
technologies, and new strategic solutions. In addition, Dave is accountable for
working between Cisco and the partner community to establish processes and
procedures for capturing, messaging, and addressing partner business technical
requirements and market transitions that need to be delivered in Cisco’s
architecture and solution offerings.
Previously, Dave led Architectures and Systems Engineering for Cisco’s Public
Sector organization. He was responsible for over 400 systems engineers and
managers supporting Federal, State and Local Government, Education, and the
Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
Dave has held a variety of other positions at Cisco, including: Director, Center of
Excellence for Public Sector Solutions; senior manager, Systems Engineering,
Department of Defense; senior manager, Advanced Technologies, responsible
for voice, security, optical, and wireless engineering and pre-sales support for
federal customers and partners; senior manager, Systems Engineering, in
support of National Programs and Intelligence; systems engineering manager,
worldwide support for the Navy and Marine Corps.
A thirteen-year Cisco employee, Dave is a former Marine Officer and is a
graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He holds an MS in Information Systems
from the Naval Postgraduate School.!