Senior Vice President, General Manager
Chief Technology Officer, Data Center Group
Paul Perez is the Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), the fastest-ramping product line in the company today. He is also an executive sponsor for innovation and works broadly with his peers across Cisco to grow technical leaders, cross-pollinate technologies, and keep Cisco differentiated in cloud computing for 21st century workloads.
Paul joined Cisco 18 months ago as the Chief Technology Officer for the Data Center Group, responsible for leading the overall technology strategy for products and solutions associated with UCS servers, server access virtualization, Nexus switching solutions, MDS storage switches and associated infrastructure automation software.
Perez came to Cisco after 27 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he held various technical and management leadership positions in enterprise servers and storage.
A native of Puerto Rico, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He also holds several patents in integrated circuit and computer design, and was a founding member of The Green Grid.