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Keynote – Cisco

Rowan Trollope

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group

Rowan Trollope is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, which develops collaboration solutions. He leads a global team responsible for identifying key market transitions in collaboration and managing future growth, expansion, and continued innovation. The group’s portfolio includes collaboration software, devices, infrastructure, and services that enable video collaboration, unified communications, customer contact centers, conferencing, mobility, and desktop virtualization, such as Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Jabber, and Cisco WebEx.

During the past two years at Cisco, Trollope has successfully driven a refresh of the entire Collaboration technology portfolio – including new cloud technology and video endpoints, which resulted in winning six prestigious Red Dot design Awards. Under Trollope’s leadership, Collaboration refreshed WebEx and Jabber for the first time since the technology was acquired by Cisco, and launched the new Collaboration Cloud Platform and its accompanying, industry-changing application – Project Squared – during Collaboration Summit 2014. Trollope continues to reinvent Collaboration at Cisco; driving revolutionary ideas and democratizing collaboration.

Prior to joining Cisco, Trollope was the group president of the SMB and the Symantec.cloud Business unit where he lead Symantec's sales, marketing and product development teams in the small and midsized business (SMB) segment as well as Symantec.cloud, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business. He was responsible for driving Symantec’s SaaS strategy and expanding cloud-based delivery and customer support models across the Symantec technology portfolio with a focus on enabling the company to better serve the SMB customer segment.

In his time at Symantec he was responsible for the Norton line of consumer products, including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton 360; and for key enterprise security solutions, including Symantec Security Information Manager and Symantec Enterprise Security Manager. He holds a variety of patents in computer security and operating systems maintenance.