Julia Chen

Vice President

Global Partner Transformation

Julia Chen is the Vice President of Global Partner Transformation, reporting to Oliver Tuszik, SVP of the Global Partner Organization at Cisco. Julia’s focus on helping our partners thrive with Cisco as we collectively transform helps drive ongoing innovation and business outcome solutions to our portfolio to better serve our customers.

Prior to her current role, Julia spent three years as the Senior Director of Strategy and Technology in the Office of the CEO, where she structured and informed decisions around the company strategy and ran the corporate planning process in partnership with finance. In addition, Julia led special projects, including transformation programs to make Cisco’s operations more efficient; founded Cortex, Cisco’s Machine Learning/AI Virtual Center of Excellence; and accelerated adoption of specific products.

Before Cisco, Julia was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group and a leader in their Technology, Media & Telecommunications, and Operations practice group. She led teams to support the most senior executives of various enterprise and consumer technology companies as they managed organizational change, increased operational effectiveness, and accelerated business growth. Immediately before joining Cisco, she was the Director of Operations of the Los Angeles office of BCG.

Julia has a Master’s in Computer Engineering from Princeton University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California - Los Angeles.

Outside of the office, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, swimming, cardio kickboxing.


August 19, 2021


Delivering Worry-Free Network as-a-Service: A Cisco Partner Story

Organizations want to focus their limited resources on core competencies, whether in construction, healthcare or accounting. Increasingly, this means that they want to outsource their IT infrastructure to experts whose core expertise is in deploying and managing it. In other words, businesses want the infrastructure they rely on—such as their local network—to simply work.

August 12, 2021


Improving the Lives of Low-Income Families: A Cisco Partner Story

Three not-for-profit (NFP) organizations provided Internet access to their low-income residents by teaming with IT consulting firm Trajectory, Cisco Managed Service Partner Catalyst Technology Group and Cisco. This is their story.

July 9, 2021


Delivering Network-as-a-Service for White Arkitekter: A Cisco Partner Story

QLS Quality Solutions installed and manages a Network-as-a-Service solution for White Arkitekter, a Swedish architecture firm. Built on cisco technology, the NaaS solution eliminated network issues that the company was facing, and increased the overall productivity of its architects. Learn how Cisco can help build business outcomes for your customers.

June 25, 2021


Part of the Team to Eliminate Homelessness: A Cisco Partner Story

Cisco Partner Infranet Technologies Group helps to enable the mission of Virginia Supportive Housing.

April 8, 2021


Thank You, Partners, for TURNING IT UP at Cisco Live Global 2021

Thank you Partners for TURNING IT UP at Cisco Live! We’re thrilled you were able to join us at Cisco Live Global 2021 last week for all the incredible broadcast content!

March 23, 2021


TURNING IT UP with our Partners: CX at Cisco Live Global 2021

Get ready to turn up the excitement, the inspiration, the education, and the fun at Cisco Live! With our Partner early Access Experience, you can get access to sessions like Diving Business Outcomes with Cisco CX.

Spend a Moment and Look Yourself in the Social Justice Mirror

Vice President of Global Partner Transformation at Cisco, Julia Chen, shares how social justice requires us to act with deliberate curiosity, care, advocacy, and sponsorship.

November 10, 2020


The Solution that Snowballed!

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Alisdair McKeand of CAE Technology Services, a Cisco Gold Partner in London, UK. I’m sharing our conversation as it illustrates the power of Cisco APIs and one of the methodologies – called JumpStart - that we use to assist resellers in developing new platform-enabled software to expand their market reach, implementing a successful go to market plan and building a sales pipeline.  

October 23, 2020


Partner Summit Digital Starts Next Week – Are you Future Ready?

Partner Summit Digital is nearly here. See what Julia Chen has to say in her latest blog heading into the largest Cisco Partner event of the year!