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Cynthia Johnson

Vice President,
Global Data Center Sales

I am delighted to hold the position of Global Vice President of Server Sales and Data Center Solutions here at Cisco. In this capacity I am responsible for developing and leading growth strategies to drive revenues and open new markets across our compute, cloud, converged infrastructure, software, and enterprise application portfolio of solutions.

This includes direct line responsibility for our field-based sales engagements, accelerating Enterprise Application Sales for SAP HANA, VDI, Big Data, Microsoft Cloud, as well as Cisco's UCS Converged Infrastructures, HyperFlex, OpenStack and Cloud solutions.

Sales is a team sport and I believe in driving successful outcomes by inspiring others to do more and be more, believing first in themselves. To this end, I embrace a collaborative and inclusive culture, encouraging cross-team cooperation and broad-based thinking.

I am also a passionate supporter of diversity initiatives and an advocate for women in technology communities.

In my 10+ year tenure at Cisco, I have held a number of sales leadership positions, including Senior Director Global Data Center Sales & Strategy, Director of Data Center Sales for the America's, Regional Manager, Northeast Financial Services; Regional Manager, Government, Education and Medical (GEM); Regional Manager, Service Provider; and Business Consultant for Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG).

I am an advocate of social media and have been featured as a Pulse contributor on LinkedIn. Learning to connect socially has broadened my network and influence and I actively encourage others at Cisco to embrace the opportunity social media affords us as an engagement platform.

I am a graduate of Simmons College, BSc/BA and I live in the Boston area with my husband and two daughters. I enjoy paddle-boarding, hiking along Cape Cod trails with our retriever, and coaching my daughters' soccer teams.

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