Chintan Patel

Chief Technology Officer

Cisco UK & Ireland

As Chief Technology Officer for Cisco in the UK & Ireland, Chintan oversees technology engagement and partnerships with clients, industry, government and academia to help accelerate the adoption of digital technology. With over 22 years of global experience in the industry, he leads a diverse community of engineers, architects and technical leaders across multiple functions in Cybersecurity, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Hybrid Work and Emerging Technologies. He mentors those early in their careers and continues to champion the need for broader digital skills in society through STEM subjects. As a frequent industry speaker, he is quoted in the press and media with the likes of Sky News, the BBC and CNBC, he has appeared on platforms such as TEDx and SXSW, and authored multiple papers and blogs covering many technology topics and future technology trends. He is a member of the UK Government's Digital Skills Council and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Brunel University. He has been recognised three times as one of the top Asian Pioneers in UK Tech by Diversity UK. Follow @chintancsco for latest views and perspectives, or find Chintan on our UKI Blog.