Michael Koons

Vice President, Global Systems Engineering and Technology

World Wide Sales

Mr. Michael Koons is the Vice President of Global Systems Engineering and Technology for the World Wide Sales organization at Cisco. He is responsible for ensuring the Systems Engineering (SE) community is actively leveraging technology to drive business outcomes for Cisco's customer and partners. Mike is also responsible for the field engineering and technology strategy for all technical architectures within Cisco.

Since 1996 Mike has enjoyed multiple leadership roles in Cisco while supporting many different market segments in the field sales group. His 25+ years of networking and telecommunication experience includes active involvement in several industry groups including USTA, ATIS and others. He has served on the ATIS Technology Council as the representative for Cisco focusing on common industry issues such as Network Optimization, Cloud Applications for Service Providers and CDN Federations. Mike has also served on the Colorado Governor's Technology Board.

Mike and his family currently reside in Wayne, Pennsylvania.


August 16, 2017


Agile, Failing Fast and Our Early Work with VR in Technical Learning

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How do you create agility in a large organization? Via experimentation, which comes with both successes and failures. Watch as we explore using a VR camera to interact with our customers.

August 8, 2017


DevNet Express = Cisco DevNet + Cisco SE + You

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DevNet is all about providing developers (you) with the tools, resources, and the code you need to build innovative, network-enabled solutions. Find a #DevNetExpress event near you!

March 21, 2017


Embrace Innovation Where Applications Meet Infrastructure

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Cisco’s continued innovative approach is guided by Systems Engineers taking action on their experiences at the forefront of business change. This is a group of people who are passionate about technology and leading market transitions. Two years ago, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Charles Duffy, and Principle Systems Engineer, Cesar Obediente, came to me and proclaimed we were […]