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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.

You can find articles from Jordi Botifoll on Cisco Blogs and on the Cisco Americas Network.

Articles

August 24, 2020

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Combatting Increased Cybersecurity Risk with More Skilled Professionals

The threat landscape may be changing quickly, but with public-private collaborations like Cisco Networking Academy, we can train more people with the cybersecurity skills needed to help protect ourselves and our data.

April 20, 2020

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Easing the Everyday Challenges of Sheltering in Place

Working remotely has become the new normal almost overnight. People once used to meeting in conference rooms are now meeting virtually. Cisco wants to make this new normal easier for everyone and we understand staying connected is key. Here are some ways we are helping in LatAm.

February 19, 2020

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Speeding Up Innovation in Latin America with Cisco’s ‘Internet for the Future’

Cisco's Silicon One architecture and new, flexible business model will help build the "Internet for the Future," allowing Latin America to build a state-of-the-art infrastructure and bring Latin American businesses and people further into the digital era.

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 […]