Rowan Trollope

Senior Vice President and General Manager

IoT and Collaboration Technology Group

Rowan Trollope is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Collaboration Technology Group. Trollope joined Cisco in 2012 to lead a dramatic leap forward in the way people connect and collaborate at work. Since then, he has reinvented Cisco’s collaboration business and made design, simplicity, and exponential improvement the guiding principles of product development. Most recently, Trollope was appointed to also lead Cisco’s IoT efforts as the company focuses on helping its customers and partners create value in a highly connected, digital world. In this role, he leads a worldwide organization responsible for technology solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, transportation, public sector, and many others.

Under Trollope’s leadership, the Collaboration Technology Group has refreshed the entire collaboration technology portfolio, simplifying the product line and winning eight Red Dot awards for outstanding product design. To capitalize on mobile and cloud opportunities, Trollope also built a next-generation cloud platform and its first application, the business messaging service Cisco Spark. As a result, Collaboration has taken a huge step forward to lead Cisco’s large businesses in growth, at 14 percent in its most recent quarter.

Prior to joining Cisco, Trollope led Symantec’s sales, marketing, and product development teams as the Group President, responsible for its cloud security business and the SMB segment. He was responsible for growing the company’s software-as-a-service strategy and expanding cloud-based delivery and customer support models. Prior to that, Trollope led product development and marketing for the Norton consumer business and previously Symantec’s high-end Enterprise Security division.

Trollope holds a variety of patents in computer security and operating systems.

Rowan Trollope can also be followed on Cisco's The Network.


December 14, 2017


IoT in 2018: Time for Business

7 min read

Leaders of IoT-focused teams at Cisco describe their predictions for the coming year, to showcase some of the challenges around more sensors and mobile devices, and more data streams.

September 20, 2017


When AI Joins Your Meeting

1 min read

One of the best things about working at a company with Cisco’s resources is you get to blend fundamental technology research with macroeconomic trends. For example, the inevitable improvement of AI and collaboration technology, empowered by the global rise towards building distributed work teams, will lead to a revolution in how AI affects teamwork. Over […]

June 27, 2017


The Network for the Next Billion Devices: Cisco DNA Meets IoT

2 min read

The explosion in the number of IoT devices demands both a stronger network and new device management solutions. That’s exactly what we just launched.

June 5, 2017


Cisco and Apple Announce New Features

1 min read

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we unveiled initial customer solutions from the Apple and Cisco partnership. Here is a glimpse into what’s coming next from Apple and Cisco.

May 24, 2017


Cisco’s New IoT Platform Will Take Your Projects Past Proof-of-Concept

3 min read

Every time a new technology comes along, companies aggressively kick off studies and pilot projects. A proportion of these first projects fail. Here's how to not kill your IoT project.

Changing the Game: Creating Intelligent, Conversational Interfaces

3 min read

To really enable our customers to have more natural, conversational interactions in our enterprise collaboration tools, we realized that we’d have to do more do more of the heavy lifting.

April 19, 2017


Ramping Up Collaboration for U.S. Government Agencies

2 min read

The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution for Government (HCS-G) is now FedRAMP-authorized, which is key to enabling secure collaboration among government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.

April 3, 2017


Cisco Spark Board Wins “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award

4 min read

We built Cisco Spark Board to radically improve what is an often miserable business process: holding a meeting. Our real reward is that people love this product.

January 24, 2017


The Best Meeting Never Ends

3 min read

Engagement on the job comes not just from having interesting work, but from strong connections with co-workers.