Andre Smit

Vice President

Andre Smit is the leader of Global Collaboration Sales for Cisco. Through the power of collaboration technology to connect people, his team is accelerating our customers’ journey to digital transformation.

Smit’s team works closely with cross-functional groups and architectures to define our customers’ cloud, mobile, and collaboration strategies to achieve workplace transformation and deliver new customer experiences. This go-to-market team is also preparing our worldwide partners for digital transformation by helping them transition to the cloud and new software selling models.

Since Smit became the collaboration sales leader in March 2015, he has helped build Cisco’s recurring revenue with the introduction of the Cisco Collaboration Flex Plan, a subscription offer for selling the entire collaboration portfolio, and create a $5 billion business.

Smit has 22 years of experience in global sales at Cisco. He began his career as a systems engineer in South Africa and quickly advanced to the roles of regional manager of EMEA and Emerging Markets and, prior to his current role, managing director of data center sales in Asia Pacific.

Smit has an actuarial degree from the University of Edinburgh in the UK and a master’s degree in arts from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.


November 1, 2017


Meetings for Everyone: 1 Billion or Bust

3 min read

We are helping you move to the cloud and changing the way we do business with you – two radical transformations that promise better user experiences and easier deployment of collaboration products through the cloud.

July 11, 2017


Taking Our Shot at Revolution with Flex Plan

2 min read

We are in the midst of a huge shift in the way we work, moving from the industrial age of predictable and static work routines to the modern age of agility, teamwork, and rapid response. At Cisco, we are executing on our vision to bring seamless meeting experiences to billions of people across every room, desktop, pocket, and application. A subscription to the Cisco Spark Flex Plan is the best way to put your organization on the path to the world’s best meeting experience with complete investment protection.