Gordon Thomson

Vice President

Service Provider, EMEA

Gordon Thomson leads the EMEA Service Provider business and operations in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) – one of Cisco’s largest and most dynamic regions, and a key segment for the organization. With a key focus on digitization and sustainability, he is responsible for driving Cisco’s Service Provider strategy across the region, forging close relationships with major Service Provider customers, ensuring execution on business objectives and competitive positioning. Gordon’s greatest passion is engaging closely with customers, partners, and sales teams, and demonstrating how technology can navigate all of the new challenges and opportunities ahead. He is known for his hands-on, results-oriented approach to complex challenges, his authenticity and his people management skills. Previously, Gordon led the EMEA Architecture and Sales Specialists and the Intent-Based Networking organizations, where his team drove the sales motions for transforming the customer experience through Cisco’s core portfolio, which represents 40 percent of Cisco’s total product revenue. In this role, Gordon and his global team worked closely with customers and partners, leading them through major market transitions to ensure their businesses thrive and grow. A 26-year Cisco veteran, Gordon has implemented innovative go-to-market models that accelerate the shift to software selling and digital transformation, while building strong teams and followership. By combining his technological expertise and customer-first mindset. He has achieved unrivaled success in designing sales strategies for the new software and cloud-centered markets. Gordon Thomson’s legacy will be his belief in the power of people and teams to achieve powerful results through go-to-market innovation and high-trust relationships with customers.


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Together with our partners, communities, and customers, Cisco is focused on innovating for sustainability, offering holistic solutions that can support organizations to transform their operations, mitigate their environmental impact and promote inclusion. Our solutions can promote sustainability without compromising security.

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Cisco has set up two programs to help healthcare organizations rapidly obtain networking equipment at no cost: The Cisco Pandemic Equipment Brokerage, and the Cisco Healthcare Rapid Response Network Bundle.

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3 min read

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