Ileana Rivera

ILEANA RIVERA is the senior director of IT for computing and client productivity services for Cisco Systems. She leads the teams responsible for end user computing, mobility, mobile apps development, email and calendaring and UX and productivity services for Cisco’s global workforce of over 70,000.   She manages a budget of over $70 million and a team of 125 employees.  Rivera is responsible for the strategy around user experience across Cisco to include BYOD and Cisco Apps Store (eStore) and leads strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Apple, Lenovo and all end user service provider relationships. Previously at Cisco, Rivera was the IT regional leader for Latin America. Prior to this role, she was the director of IS for the client engagement practice within the technical services IT group. Before joining Cisco, Rivera worked at TAOS Consulting as senior IT management consultant for the office of the CIO practice. At Stryker Corporation, she held several positions in the areas of supply chain, operations, traffic and information technology. Rivera is a board member for the Hispanic IT executive council, an active member for Conexión, Cisco’s Latino employee resource group, as well as Connected Woman.  Rivera earned an engineering degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, and a Master’s degree in information systems from the University of San Francisco, California.  @cisco

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