Chintan Patel is Chief Technology Officer, Cisco UK & Ireland
He is passionate about driving business transformation using innovative technology and working with Cisco’s major clients, partners, industry and academia. His educational and career background gives him a unique perspective in bridging the business and technology worlds, as does his experience on the buy-side and sell-side of technology. He has extensive experience working across global markets, including practical experience in several industries such as Telecoms, Financial Services, Transportation and Logistics and Retail. His roles have ranged from mergers and acquisitions to strategic partnerships, technical product development and design to sales and marketing. He is a frequent industry speaker, quoted in the press and media, has appeared on platforms such as TEDx and SXSW, authored multiple papers in a range of technology topics and blogs around future technology trends. He was recently given the award for being one of the top Asian Stars in UK Tech for 2019. He currently also spearheads Cisco’s DevNet Developer community work to establish a platform for the digital coding skills our future generations will need. His work involves regular interactions with the academia, government and industry forums that help drive the technology agenda forward for the UK and Ireland. He studied at Brunel University in London for his BSc (Joint Hons) in Computer Science & Economics, and Diploma in Professional Business Development.