Chuck Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cisco Systems, Inc., will be a special guest at PLDT Enterprise’s Philippine Digital Convention 2020 (PH Digicon) this coming October 28 to October 30, 2020.
PH Digicon 2020 is where global industry mavens, thought leaders, and pioneers in technology will congregate to push technological enablement among enterprises throughout the Asia Pacific region. This year’s overall theme is “IMPACT” with the aim to enjoin attendees in adopting innovations and technologies that make a positive impact on society.
Mr. Robbins will be one of the event’s headline speakers and is set to have a virtual fireside chat together with PLDT Group’s Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan, moderated by PLDT Group Head of Corporate Communications Cathy Yang.
Mr. Robbins is an accomplished Silicon Valley tech innovator. He leads Cisco Systems, Inc. – an American multinational technology conglomerate established in San Francisco, California in 1984 with its current headquarters in San Jose, California. Cisco is in the business of developing, manufacturing and selling networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
With more than 20 years of experience at Cisco, he joined the company in 1997 as an Account Manager. He held various leadership positions within the sales and channel organizations, including Senior Vice President for US Commercial, Senior Vice President for US Enterprise, Commercial & Canada, and Senior Vice President for both Americas Sales and Worldwide Field Operations. Ultimately, he became Cisco’s CEO in 2015 and was elected Chairman in 2017. Before joining Cisco, Mr. Robbins also worked at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.
Mr. Robbins sits on the Board of Directors for BlackRock, as well as the Board of Directors for the Business Roundtable where he chairs the Immigration Committee. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council. His other memberships include the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum, the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees and the International Council for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He earned his Bachelor of Mathematics degree with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Now on its sixth year, the most anticipated PH Digicon 2020 will feature an impressive roster of global speakers and a fully immersive experience for delegates that will allow them to network with key leaders in the technology industry. It is the first time in the history of PH Digicon that the three-day event will be conducted in a virtual format. PLDT Group’s Ms. Cathy Yang will be the host and moderator of this event. Cisco is also one of PH Digicon 2020’s Keystone sponsors.
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