Craig Smythe

Manager, Systems Engineering

Craig Smythe is a Systems Engineering professional at Cisco with international experience in business developement, sales, technical marketing, channel partner development, and systems engineering leadership. Working with our Collaboration and Data Center teams, he focuses on cloud solution development and software partner go to market. Previously, Craig lead the Emerging Markets Commercial Systems Engineering organization covering 140 countries. In his 18 years at Cisco, he has supported Cisco China business development, been the lead engineer for Internet2 research network, and developed solutions for the education market. Craig speaks Mandarin and is working on Spanish.


September 3, 2015


Which Collaboration Applications Are Right for Me?

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As a member of the Sales Engineer Organization,  I spend lots of my time staying close to midsized customers observing how teams that do great work are leveraging applications to collaborate.   The number of choices available can make choosing the right tools an interesting journey. Is there one solution to meet all needs? Midmarket organizations […]

April 14, 2015


What to Know: Virtual Face-to-Face Engagements for Midsize Business

2 min read

Have you ever imaged what your company would look like if you only employed the best and the brightest employees? Midsize business leaders, just like enterprise companies, need to recruit and retain the most capable employees. They recognize that because today’s talent is on the move, the best employees may not be local. There is […]