Hakim Mehmood

Vice President and General Manager of Calling and Devices

Collaboration Technology Group (CTG)

Hakim Mehmood is the Vice President and General Manager of Calling and Devices in the Collaboration Technology Group (CTG). He leads a team that's responsible for the development of on-premises, cloud and hybrid infrastructure solutions including Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Business Edition, Cisco Unified Border Element, Cisco Expressway and more. His team also develops the award-winning range of Cisco IP Phones and Headsets. Altogether, Hakim's group accounts for over $2.0 Billion in revenue contribution.

Hakim holds an MBA and BS in Engineering. He first started his Cisco career as a software engineer working on IOS routers before moving to Unified Communications and Collaboration. Over the past 18 years, he has filed many patents and written critical code for almost all of Cisco's call control products. He has gained extensive knowledge of the latest engineering and product management and pioneered innovative new practices. Currently, he is on a mission to re-imagine the desktop phone, UC headsets, and wearable devices, creating intelligent experiences for end-users with cloud-scale management and analytics for IT administrators.

Hakim lives in the Dallas metroplex with his wife and daughter. He is an ardent fan of the Denver Broncos and enjoys playing cricket in his free time.


September 16, 2020


The Hold Music Heard Round the World: Celebrating 100 Million Cisco IP Phones

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Cisco marks the milestone of selling its 100 millionth phone. See how The Cisco IP phone brings new innovation to the table and how it’s a game changer for the industry!

August 11, 2020


Calling with Webex, Built for the Next Normal

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With Webex Calling, we’ve been focused on making this transition easier, while also preparing for the next normal for a safer return to the office.

March 13, 2020


Top 5 Headset Features for Quality Audio at Home

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There are many items to consider when enabling a productive and secure home connection. Here are 5 tips to improve your headset features at home to ensure audio quality!

June 13, 2019


Calling in Webex Teams – Powered by Cisco Unified Communications Manager

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Enable agile team workstyle with Webex Teams and calling leveraging your existing CUCM investment. See how Cisco enables elegant hybrid architecture to enable best of both worlds.