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Snorre Kjesbu

Vice President & General Manager

Meeting Room Systems

Snorre Kjesbu is the Vice President and General Manager for the Cisco Collaboration Endpoints Technology Group (CETG). He leads a global organization of more than 500 people responsible for all Cisco Collaboration endpoint products, which range from IP phones to three-screen room-based immersive systems. As the leader of CETG, he provides direction for product management, operations, innovations and development. His global team is primarily located in San Jose, Oslo, and Bangalore.

Before joining Cisco, Kjesbu was Senior Vice President for Tandberg’s Endpoint Product Division where he was responsible for the development and innovation of all Tandberg’s video endpoints. Prior to Tandberg, he was a Technology Program Manager at ABB with responsibility for ABB’s research and development on wireless communications. Kjesbu and his team at ABB were awarded the Wall Street Journal Innovation award for their work on wireless sensors in 2002.

Kjesbu serves on the board of directors of several ITcompanies, and holds more than 20 patents in the area of communications and video conferencing. He is frequently invited to speak at key events and was a guest lecturer at the Stanford Network Research Center in Stanford University.

Articles

May 16, 2017

COLLABORATION

Getting the Fast Mover Advantage

Moving fast is critical in the disruptive economy. To gain competitive advantage, you need to get things done faster and Cisco Spark can help.

March 27, 2017

COLLABORATION

Making Every Meeting Room Smarter

We aim to revolutionize the meeting room video experience with Cisco Spark Room Kit and Cisco Spark Room Kit Plus. Adding a video display to your meeting room has never been easier, due to built-in automation and intelligence.

June 8, 2016

COLLABORATION

Cisco Spark Video Systems Are Ahead of Schedule

We’re way ahead of schedule. We now expect Spark registration this summer for our DX70 and DX80 desktop endpoints, MX Series, and the remainder of our SX Series room-based video systems.

May 9, 2016

COLLABORATION

Give Your Video Conference Room a “Stage” with Cisco PresenterTrack

About 18 months ago, members of my engineering team conducted customer site visits and came back with a most interesting challenge. They met a Spanish teacher who needed to teach a physical/virtual class over video, but current technology constrained her ability to move about the classroom. Any teacher will tell you that it’s an unnatural […]

January 28, 2016

COLLABORATION

Immersive Telepresence Still Enthralls on Tenth Anniversary

This October will mark the 10th anniversary of the immersive telepresence segment – one that we pioneered with the Cisco TelePresence System 3000 Series. And as if by kismet, on the eve of this tenth year, demand for immersive systems soared as never before. Just last month, we shipped the 1,000th IX5000 system, our latest-generation […]

December 9, 2015

COLLABORATION

SX10 and Spark: A Connection in the Cloud

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about a Wainhouse review that evaluated the ease of use and deployment, and cost efficiency of the Cisco SX10 Quick Set for small group video meetings. I wouldn’t have thought when we introduced the SX10 a few years back that we would be able to do even more […]

October 29, 2015

COLLABORATION

Cisco SX10 Gains New Video Fans

Over the past 18 months since we launched the SX10, customers have validated our product positioning with their wallets and their feedback. But we know we’ve hit a home run when some of our toughest critics also agree.

August 4, 2015

COLLABORATION

Cisco Receives Frost & Sullivan’s Market Leadership Award for IP Endpoint Communications

John Chambers has often commented publicly about how Cisco’s innovation engine is on “fire.” Within Cisco’s Collaboration and Endpoint Technology Group (CETG), we certainly feel that way. I just got word that independent industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded Cisco its 2015 Market Leadership Award for IP Endpoint Communications. The award encompasses our […]

July 28, 2015

COLLABORATION

“Clear and Differentiated” Video Wins the Day    

Sometimes when the essence of something is so eloquently captured, there’s no need to say it any differently. That’s how I felt when I read Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Group Video Systems report. In it, we feel Gartner confirms Cisco’s position as an established leader in the group video systems market who offers “a […]