Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel

CTO Office, Cisco

Chintan is a member of the Senior Leadership Team for Cisco UK & Ireland and leads the CTO Office, a team comprising of visionaries, technologists and specialists in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, IoT, Blockchain, Next Gen Workplaces, Virtual & Augmented Reality, and Conversational Interfaces. A frequent industry speaker and mentor to start-up's, with a focus on lifelong learning.

Passionate about driving business transformation using innovative technology and working with Cisco's major clients, partners, industry and academia. Having been on both sides of the selling and buying technology he enjoys bringing the business and technology worlds together.

Extensive experience in working with clients and partners across global markets, including practical working experience in several industries such as Telecoms, Financial Services, Retail, Transportation and Logistics and Service Providers, with roles ranging from product development and design to leading sales and marketing.

He is a self-confessed geek who likes gadgets but only when they make a difference to the world around us in a meaningful way.