José Luis Salazar

Global Senior Manager, Customer eXperience
Cisco Global Partner Organization

José Luis Salazar reports directly to the Global Partner Organization at Cisco since 2012. In his current role, he is responsible for driving and increasing Cisco's Customer eXperience services market share through the company's global network of business partners, with specific focus on IoT, Enterprise Networking and Managed Services. He is also responsible for the cross architectural global technology strategy for the Customer eXperience Partner Perform Go-To-Market team. In his previous role he led the Go-To-Market strategy for the engagement with business partners for Cisco's Energy and Transportation vertical solutions globally.

José Luis joined Cisco in 2006 as an Enterprise Systems Engineer. For over 3 years he was the Emerging Technologies technical lead in Ireland where he was recognized for strategic wins in Physical Security and Digital Media Systems. In 2010 José Luis became a Territory Business Manager driving key customer accounts and managing a large territory, after that he became a Large Opportunities Account Manager in Ireland responsible for managing Commercial accounts with a high revenue potential.

Prior to Cisco, José Luis worked in R&D and Pre-Sales roles in the Service Provider Eircom, as well as in Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland and Nortel Networks in Germany, Sweden and Ireland in projects ranging from software development and prototyping of encryption payment algorithms to telecommunications management systems, unified communications, mobility and security.

José Luis holds a Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.) in Data Communications from the Departments of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom where he was awarded a scholarship by the National Council on Science and Technology of Mexico to course his degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electronics & Communications with a Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

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