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Jordi Botifoll

Senior Vice President, Cisco Americas

& President, Cisco Latin America

Jordi Botifoll oversees Cisco's Latin American Theater, comprised of 45 countries and territories. Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO quoted in his press release announcement, "Jordi's track record in leading change, promoting innovation, creating high performance teams and building strong relationships with business and government leaders make him the ideal choice to lead the team in Latin America for Cisco."For over 25 years, Botifoll, a visionary in business strategy, technology architectures and country digitization, has driven growth and innovation in the geographies he has served. Botifoll is globally recognized for his leadership expertise in digitizing governments, cities and industries. He has focused on revolutionizing government efficiencies, national competitiveness and social inclusion, including improved citizen services, smart cities, connected industries, education, healthcare, and public safety.During his 20 years at Cisco, Botifoll has led or contributed to multiple international projects across market segments with an emphasis in country transformation assignments. In Latin America, he has led or contributed to country transformation projects, with an emphasis on digital, in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Chile, and the Caribbean.Botifoll's multi-cultural leadership strategy of inclusion and diversity has been recognized externally by the Great Place to Work Institute, where Botifoll and his teams have achieved #1 & #2 IT company status across several countries in Europe and Latin America. And in 2017 he was named ‘Top Geography Great Leader in Latin America' by the Great Place to Work Institute.His industry expertise, combined with his passion for country transformation has also earned him several Cisco accommodations and awards including VP of the Year and GM of the Year. Additionally, Botifoll has been the recipient of prestigious industry awards such as, The Hispanic IT Executive Council's "HITEC 50" – 50 most influential executives in the IT industry.Botifoll's global industry impact, combined with his work with the Cisco Networking Academy, is inspiring the next generation of IT leaders with skills that will close today's digital gap and create the digital economy of tomorrow.Prior to joining Cisco, Botifoll served as General Manager for the business market segment at Retevision, the second-largest Spanish service provider, as well as held leadership positions at Lotus Development Software, IBM and NCR.Botifoll earned an electronic engineering degree from the Escuela Superior de Telecomunicaciones and a Master's degree in business administration. In 2002, he received a Master's degree from the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at Stanford University.Find more blogs from Jordi Botifoll on the Cisco Americas Network.

Articles

December 4, 2019

SECURITY

Fighting Cybercrime and Creating Jobs for Latin America

Our increasingly digital world is at risk to cyberattacks. Governments can’t fight cybercrime alone. We need more cybersecurity experts. Latin America is especially vulnerable. What can be done?

October 30, 2019

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Inspiring Women Leaders in IT

It’s time for more women in tech. But it can be challenging for women to make themselves heard in a male-dominated field. Let’s inspire women to choose careers in IT!

Bridging the Gap to Economic Vitality

Cisco demonstrated our commitment to innovation, education, and CSR as a way to provide opportunity for Latin America’s economy and people.

October 18, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

How a New Telemedicine Training Initiative is Closing the IT Skills Gap in Argentina

The digital transformation of Argentina has begun – and Cisco is at the forefront of the change. First though, it’s important to note that, Latin America faces some daunting statistics: 21 million Latin Americans will be unemployed by the end of this year, and at the same time, the region will need 449,152 IT professionals […]

September 1, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Saving Lives in Latin America with Telemedicine

Telemedicine is having an enormous impact on the quality of life for Latin Americans. Nearly 83% of the 423 million people who live in South America reside in urban areas. 72 million people occupy rural areas. Both groups find it difficult to access specialized medical care in a timely fashion. According to the World Health […]

August 5, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Filling the IT Skills Gap in Latin America with Qualified IT Talent

We are quickly moving into an era of accelerated digitization. Where technology connects everything –people, processes, data, and things. These connections will create a sustainable impact for every aspect of society. It’s predicted there will be over 50 billion connected things by 2020. In order for countries to embrace the opportunities this digital transformation can […]

August 4, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Digitizing Education in Latin America: Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow

We live in the age of digitization. Digital tablets are replacing books, we get our news from RSS feeds instead of newspapers, “records” are being released as MP3s, and cars will soon be driving themselves. Yet at the same time, many people do not have enough food to eat, reliable medical care, or an adequate […]

Digital Guayaquil

At Cisco, we have identified the Internet of Everything (IoE) as the next wave of the Internet, an explosion of connectivity among people, process, data, and things. We have estimated that these connections in the IoE offer a staggering $19 trillion in Value at Stake over the next decade for both private and public sectors. […]

May 14, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Global IT Report 2014: Region Making Progress on Connectivity But More Action Needed

Recently the World Economic Forum launched its annual Global Information Technology Report (GITR), which highlights how countries in Latin America compare globally across the 54 different indicators of the Networked Readiness Index (NRI). The regional verdict: while some countries have begun to expand broadband infrastructure, improving connectivity across the region remains one of biggest barriers […]