Alex Pujols

Director, Systems Engineering

Global Partner Organization (GPO)

Alex Pujols is the Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco’s Global Partner Organization. With a focus to enable digital business, he activates proactive engineering teams that thrive with change as industry evolves.

He is responsible for driving technology strategy within Cisco's key global partnerships, as well as the technical readiness of the global partner engineering community, which is more than 50,000 strong. His deep technical understanding and common-sense approach fuel a unique perspective on technology and how it affects people. This is exemplified in his personal passion for the open-source the Linux community, as both an active contributor and evangelist.

Alex believes continuous learning is the fuel that ignites innovative thinking to drive progress. As an engineer leading engineers, he maintains a number of industry-level accreditations and professional affiliations and works to ensure others expand their knowledge through Cisco programs.

A millennial and futurist, Alex's passions are centered firmly in building technology organizations and guiding others to successfully navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. He engages regularly as a blogger, vlogger, presenter, and collaborator to share his thoughts on myriad technology topics of the day through and travels tirelessly to meet with Cisco partners and industry technology leaders around the world and across industry.

When not feeding his technology passions, Alex finds comfort far away from it. As an avid outdoorsman, Alex believes it’s important to recharge in the quiet seclusion of the Texas outdoors.


May 6, 2021


Accelerating Digital Agility with Cisco Plus

Cisco Plus represents how Cisco is investing to offer technology that is in alignment with modern customer consumption and buying preferences, and our partner technical community.

March 31, 2021


Cross Architecture Partner Inspirations from Cisco Live!

At Cisco Live, there are many discussions about the customer journey and how we can help them navigate strategic decisions. Here are three key takeaways for our partners and distributors, which speak to the heart of the journey that many of our shared customers are on.

January 8, 2021


A Shared Global Passion for Innovation

Check out some of the key entries from around the world that showcased how technology can not only bring people together, but also keep business moving in unprecedented times and make a positive impact on the world, and in individual lives.

November 5, 2020


2020 Cisco Partner Innovation Challenge Winners!

If there is one word that summarizes Cisco’s 2020 Partner Innovation Challenge that word would be "diverse," and this year’s challenge winners exemplified partner diversity across several dimensions.

October 28, 2020


A Future-Ready Formula for Business Resiliency and Cross-Architecture Success

Alex Pujols gives insight to the latest news from Partner Summit Digital and how a future ready mindset allows you to adapt in any scenario.

July 8, 2020


Galvanizing Your Innovation Magnetism

Creative solutions are needed more than ever for your customers to succeed in today’s evolving business landscape. That means enhancing your partner profile to attract more customers.

March 31, 2020


2020 Cisco Partner Innovation Challenge is Open (and there’s really never been a better time)

With more exciting prizes and recognition opportunities at Partner Summit and other Cisco events, I’m really looking forward to seeing how all of you in our partner community will continue to address to the changing needs of business with a mindset of innovation.

January 27, 2020


The Not-So-New Role of the Engineer in Complex Change: Master of Transitions

There has never been a better time to be a systems engineer (SE).  With continuous change, it’s a good thing engineers thrive on complexity,

December 19, 2019


2019 Cisco Partner Innovation Challenge: Partners Sharpen their Edge

Cisco is committed to innovation at every level of our business. That feeds into our Partner Innovation Challenge as well. Take a look back at our winners announced at this year's Partner Summit.