SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CIO, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CISCO
Guillermo Diaz, Jr. (“G”) is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cisco’s Enterprise IT architecture, technology strategy, and IT services/operating model . Also, the IT executive responsible for Sales/Channels – 85% of Cisco’s business, Cisco Services $12B business unit, Cisco’s “Software as a Service” (SaaS) platform architecture and operations, regional IT services and Cisco on Cisco.
G, has been a key catalyst for the “Service Oriented, Architecture-led” IT transformation which has enabled the credibility and accountability of Cisco IT. Has been the IT leader for Cisco’s Transformation Portfolio, a top Cisco priority. This focus is to align all company priorities, investments and business models to drive optimal return on investments. He is also the executive sponsor of Conexión, Cisco’s Hispanic/Latino employee resource network, and a key leader on Cisco’s Diversity Council.
Since joining the company in 2000, Diaz has been a major driver of the development of Cisco’s world-class IT organization by leading initiatives to build and manage significant business foundations. These include the Cisco IT Infrastructure, Network and Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP Large Scale Platforms), and Cisco’s internet and intranet network foundations – Cisco.com and Cisco Employee Connection. Additionally, Diaz has led key business IT application areas, such as Cisco’s $40B+ Electronic Commerce, Technical Services, Professional Services, Service Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Cisco Capital, and Cloud/SaaS platforms.
Prior to joining Cisco, he held senior IT leadership positions with some of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies including Director of Global Network Services for Silicon Graphics, Senior Director of IT for Intelligent Electronics (Ingram Micro), and Manager, Telecommunications for Alza Corporation.
He began his career in telecommunications with the United States Navy where a military scholarship led to his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Regis University, Colorado. He was recognized by the Silicon Business Journal – 2014 “Best CIO” Community Champion. Also the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) as one of the “Top Hispanics in IT” from 2009-2014. Other awards include the “National Eagle Leadership Award in 2010 and CIO Magazine’s “Ones To Watch Award” in 2007.
Guillermo’s family, including his wife and four children, are based out of the San Francisco Bay Area – the perfect location to indulge his other passion, golf.