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Dave West

Dave West

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.

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