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Chuck Robbins

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On May 1, 2015, Chuck Robbins was elected Chief Executive Officer by Cisco's Board of Directors effective July 26, 2015. He became a member of the Board effective May 1, 2015.

In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, Chuck Robbins has led the company's Worldwide Sales Organization and Worldwide Partner Organization. As a member of the Operating Committee, he has helped drive and execute many of the company's investment areas and strategy shifts. He has also sponsored the security and collaboration businesses at the executive level and was a key sponsor for the Sourcefire and Meraki acquisitions.

Robbins has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco's largest geographic region, where he led more than 8,500 employees in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Prior to leading The Americas, Robbins was Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada, and from 2007 to 2009, where he led the U.S. Commercial sales organization, one of the largest growth segments in the company.

From 2003 to 2007, Robbins led the U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry's most powerful partner program, now worth more than $40B in revenue to the company each year. He was recognized in CRN Magazine as one of the top Channel Chiefs in 2008, and VARBusiness named him one of the Top 100 Channel Executives in both 2005 and 2006.

Robbins joined Cisco in 1997 as an account manager and quickly advanced to the roles of regional manager and operations director. Prior to joining Cisco, he held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.

Outside of Cisco, Robbins serves on the board for the MS Society of Northern California, and the Georgia Tech Advisory Board for the President of Georgia Tech.

Robbins holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.

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Our Commitment to Address Homelessness in Rome

We are proud to announce a Housing First pilot in Rome with Comunità di Sant'Egidio, an organization that has addressed poverty in Italy and around the world for 50 years.

April 29, 2019

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Cisco Welcomes Stella Low as SVP and Chief Communications Officer

Cisco welcomes Stella Low as our new SVP and Chief Communications Officer. Stella is an exceptional communicator with a passion for storytelling, building strong communities and an inclusive, solutions-oriented approach.

December 2, 2018

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Building Bridges Between Hope and Possibility

At the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, we sponsored the first-ever Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership Presented by Cisco.

March 26, 2018

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Our Commitment to End Homelessness in Santa Clara County

Cisco announces a five-year, $50 million commitment to Destination: Home, a San Jose-based public-private partnership that provides permanent housing to homeless people, thereby changing the trajectory of their lives.

March 2, 2018

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Accelerating Portugal’s Digital Transformation

Portugal is home to one of Europe’s most promising technology ecosystems. Cisco and Portugal will work closely together to advance the country’s digital priorities: security, mobility, and the Internet of Things.

June 20, 2017

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The Need for More Intuitive Computing

A new network for today’s world and tomorrow’s. Chuck Robbins unveils The #NetworkIntuitive

September 27, 2016

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Fueling Mexico’s Economic Transformation

Reaffirming Cisco’s commitment to Mexico, by accelerating digitization through investments in education, healthcare, security, infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

June 15, 2016

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Cisco Tetration Analytics: Data Center Visibility on a Whole New Scale

Store up to a year’s worth of data and use advanced analytics to get real time actionable insights with easy to understand visuals.

January 19, 2016

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Still About People and Trust

This week, I’ll navigate Davos with hundreds of global business and government leaders to tackle the opportunities and obligations we have to improve the state of the world. The theme for this year, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” could not hit closer to home. Klaus Schwab of WEF has defined the Fourth Industrial Revolution as […]