Rob Paris

SLED East Systems Engineering Director

Public Sector – SLED East

Rob Paris is the Director of SLED East. His team of Engineering Leaders and Systems Engineers are focused on state and local governments, healthcare, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools in 25 states. Rob leads a team of 100+ people. This business is worth more than $2B annually to Cisco. As a 20+ year Cisco Veteran Rob has had leadership and engineering roles in the Commercial, Enterprise and Channel organizations within Cisco. Rob started his career working for Anixter a networking channel partner and worked for Lockheed Martin as contractor on classified projects for the CIA. Rob holds an Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA. Rob lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Julie and his 2 teenage boys Ari and Judah. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, hiking and working on home projects.


May 2, 2024


The Student-Centric Experience: Leadership

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Learn how you can take the lead in enabling student success for the long-term at your institution as we reveal how one university is powering a student-centric experience through leadership in technology.

April 25, 2024


The Student-Centric Experience: Technologies

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August 10, 2023


School Tech Trends: Making Sense of AI, Security, and Future IT Workforce

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Does the rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and the increasing need for security have you wondering how to make the best use of technology in learning? Hear from CIsco's education experts as they explore the key trends in school technology that they're seeing globally and in the U.S.