José Luis Salazar Valenzuela

Global Senior Manager, Customer Experience

Cisco Global Partner Sales

José Luis Salazar Valenzuela reports directly to the Global Partner Sales 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. He is also responsible for the cross architectural global technology strategy for the Customer Experience Success Portfolio Partner Go-To-Market team. In his previous role he led the GTM strategy for the engagement with business partners for Cisco's Energy and Transportation vertical solutions globally, after leading IoT and Digital Transformation in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

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 is certified in Data Analytics by Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business. He holds an Advanced Strategic Execution Program professional certification from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and 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 Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Partnering in Oil & Gas Opportunities

Nowadays when people think of Oil & Gas they tend to link this industry with pollution, depletion of natural resources and super-rich countries that base their economies and lifestyle on...

July 9, 2018


The Future of Utilities: A Partner Opportunity

Jose Luis Salazar shares some of the most important mega-trends impacting the utilities market and the opportunity for Cisco partners.

April 10, 2018


All Roads Lead to Partner Opportunities in Transportation

We know that the transportation industry is going through a digital transformation. Learn more about the Partner opportunity with Cisco transportation solutions.