Helder Antunes

Senior Director
Corporate Strategic Innovations Group

Helder Antunes is a Senior Director in Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovations Group. As a member of Cisco’s Chief Technology & Strategy Office, Antunes is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. He helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and incubation of new technologies.

Before joining Cisco, Antunes worked in various Silicon Valley startups. As a leader, he has earned a reputation for exceeding expected results through relentless and methodical execution and building exceptional teams to identify solutions that address complex global challenges.

Outside of Cisco, Antunes is also a General Partner at Pereira Ventures and a counselor to the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal. Antunes has received many awards for his work at Cisco and with the Portuguese government, and is a much-sought-after speaker for various innovation, IoT and security related topics.

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