Cisco is consolidating all of Cisco’s IoE software businesses under Rowan Trollope, currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Collaboration Technology Group, and will also be replacing Kip Compton, as the leader of its IoT (Internet of Things) Systems and Software Group. Compton will be reassigned to an as yet unannounced position within Cisco.
Cisco is also consolidating three separate cloud organisations under one executive – Yvette Kanouff, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Video Software & Solutions Group.
Kanouff and Trollope will continue to report to Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Pankaj Patel.
Now reporting to Trollope will be Mala Anand, Senior VP of Cisco’s Services Platforms Group; John Oberon, who leads IoT Software; and Tony Shakib, who leads Cisco’s Industry Vertical Solutions Group.
IoT Systems will be realigned to the Cisco’s Core Product Groups as it becomes more of a mainstream product category within the company. IoT Systems Hardware, led by Richard House, will be part of Senior Vice President and General Manager Ravi Cherukuri’s core hardware group; and IoT Systems Software, led by Rajeev Taneja, will be part of Senior Vice President and General Manager Ravi Chandrasekaran’s core software organisation.
Now reporting to Kanouff will be Gee Rittenhouse, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Cloud Virtualisation Group; and Faiyaz Shahpurwala, Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services organisation. Kanouff will also continue to oversee the Service Provider Video Software & Solutions Group.
New CEO Chuck Robbins has been looking to flatten Cisco’s organisational structure in an effort to accelerate operations since he was named CEO in May.