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Dave West

Cisco Systems
Chief Technology Officer, APJ & Vice President, Cisco Architectures, APJ
Dave West leads the Architectures Business in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), which includes all the sales, solutions and engineering teams that are part of Cisco’s business units – Software and Network Transformation, Data Center, Collaboration and Security.
With over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry, 16 years of which at Cisco, Dave West is as one of the greatest advocates of Cisco’s technologies in the APJ region. Dave nurtures close relationships with customers and partners, which yields him a strong vision and understanding of the market transitions that need to be delivered in Cisco’s architecture and solution offerings.

Before relocating to Asia, Dave West was the CTO for Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization, where he was responsible for working with partners to enable technical excellence in the partner technical community.

During his time at Cisco, Dave has held other key leadership roles, including: Sr. Director, Public Sector Systems Engineering and Architectures leading the systems engineers and managers supporting Federal, State and Local Government, Education; Director, Center of Excellence for Public Sector Solutions; Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, Department of Defense and Intelligence; Senior Manager, Advanced Technologies, responsible for voice, security, optical, and wireless engineering and pre-sales support for federal customers and partners.

Dave is a former Marine Officer, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute. He holds an MS in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.