Randy Wood
Chief Technology Officer for Collaboration Technologies, Cisco

Randy Wood is Vice President, Global Collaboration Technology Strategy at Cisco. In this role, Randy is responsible for refining, evolving and projecting Cisco’s global collaboration technology strategy and vision.  Through close partnership with Cisco’s Collaboration business units, Randy ensures a cohesive and unified process for customer-field-business unit technology alignment and success.

Randy has served in a variety of technical and direct sales leadership positions throughout his past 20 years in the IT industry.  He spent nine years at Cisco from 1996-2005, where he was most recently Director, Systems Engineering for the North American Advanced Technology team.  In this role, he led the technical team that drove Cisco’s market leadership in IP telephony in North America.  In 2005, Randy left Cisco and spent two years at Symantec as Director of Sales for the Public Sector DoD /Intelligence team.

Prior to his return to Cisco in early 2010, Randy was VP of Sales for the US Public Sector at Informatica.  He came to Informatica by way of acquisition of Agent Logic, where he spent nearly three years as VP of Sales for the US enterprise market, leading the company’s explosive growth and leadership position in the emerging complex event processing market. 

Randy participates in numerous speaking and lecturing engagements on topics ranging from enterprise collaboration/Web 2.0 trends and technology to architectures for real-time complex event processing systems in various operational scenarios.  He is passionate about helping organizations understand the opportunities and benefits of using network-centric application architectures to enable advanced collaboration and collective intelligence competencies.

Randy has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the Virginia Military Institute, and a Masters of Science in Management Information Systems/Information Technology from the George Washington University.  A former officer in the United States Marine Corps, Randy is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.



Event Details:

Thursday, March 24
7:30 - 11:45 am

The Willard Hotel
Washington, DC

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