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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.

Articles

November 17, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

How I Manage a $4B Business from my Phone

I don’t use my laptop to run my business. It’s not that I don’t like my laptop. It’s just that I really love using my mobile device — for everything. My mobile is incredibly convenient, small, and functional. Let’s face it: we’re lucky to be in the era of the smartphone when one device can […]

November 5, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The Future of Work & Collaboration

According to Cisco’s Connected World Technology Report, the future of work will be more flexible and collaborative than ever before. In this two-part blog series, Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, explores how the IT and business landscape is changing based on this new research and how organizations […]

October 6, 2014

COLLABORATION

Reinventing Conferencing

What kind of a world will you live in three years from now? How about five? Will your personal robot pour you a drink after your self-driving car delivers you home? That’s where we’re headed, and it’s a pretty quick trip: self-driving cars are already on public roads and you’ll soon be able to buy […]

February 25, 2013

VIDEO

Cisco Joins Forces with Wharton School on Classroom of the Future

I am proud to be part of a company that is making innovations in education on a daily basis. You may have already heard how universities around the world are using Cisco to transform the classroom, and today’s news is further evidence of this. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is working with […]

February 18, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

What Really Matters in Collaboration

On the eve of Microsoft’s first Lync User Conference, I think it’s a great time to start a frank and direct conversation about what’s changed in collaboration and, because of those changes, what’s really important for IT decision makers to consider as they evaluate collaboration vendors and solutions. This conversation, which I’m confident will spark […]