Tom Kneen

Business Development Manager, CTO Office, UKI

GEO - Sales UKI Mgmt

Tom joined Cisco in October 1999 as Regional Manager for the Manufacturing sector. His initial role was to grow the Cisco sales market for manufacturing which led to the formation of multiple teams across the Commercial Sales organisation.

He spent 8 years in Cisco Enterprise sales, running a variety teams in the Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Aerospace and Hi-tech sectors and running the Manufacturing, Retail, Transport and Business Services Operation in the UK and Ireland.

In these roles, he took a keen interest in the Cisco partner and Outsource relationships ensuring Cisco had a broad range of talented and skilled partners.

Tom was also responsible for the Cisco Channel team focused on Cisco’s IT Services and Outsourcing partners in the UK and Ireland.

In his current role Tom is responsible for all Business Development opportunities in and around London 2012 – including managing relationship with LOCOG and the Olympic family and the major adjacent opportunities including The Olympic Legacy.

He is a keen runner, cyclist and skier and also enjoys playing a bit of tennis. He is married with 2 children.


February 2, 2016


Life after an Innovation Center

4 min read

Cisco Innovation Centers are where start-ups, accelerators, developers, researchers, ecosystem partners and the venture community come together to create ground-breaking technology and innovative solutions for the future.

Cisco UK Makes BIG Progress Toward Tech Innovation in 2013

6 min read

Well what a fantastic year it has been in the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) programme — Cisco’s initiative to discover, support, and accelerate innovation and growth amongst tech-based “start ups” across the UK. We started the year with the objective of achieving a minimum of 3 things – running another successful BIG Awards competition in […]

BIG Awards Finalists Vie for $100K and Mentoring Support

2 min read

So here we are again – seems like only yesterday that we were going through the difficult task of picking the BIG Awards 2012 finalists…. and now over a year later we are about to announce the finalists for the 2013 competition, and have had a full year supporting last year’s winners Snap Fashion and […]

Cisco BIG Awards: Calling All UK Entrepreneurs

3 min read

It’s incredible to think that we are only a month away from closing entries for this year’s BIG Awards. This is the second BIG Awards competition we have run in the UK since the British Innovation Gateway programme was announced in January 2011 by Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Prime Minister David Cameron. […]

March 1, 2013


British Innovation Gateway (BIG): Now the hard work’s really begun…

2 min read

It was only a year ago that we were all eagerly anticipating London 2012 in our role as network infrastructure supporter. It was exciting, at times daunting and – looking back – tremendous to be at the heart of bringing the Games to the world. To quote Lord Coe at the closing ceremony, “we did […]