Esther Ayorinde

2020 Speaker

ESTHER AYORINDE is the senior director of business development. She leads a global organization responsible for the growth of Cisco’s CX Managed Services (CMS) Business,  working closely with sales and service delivery. Previously, Ayorinde curated Cisco’s growth strategy for Africa, executing on Cisco’s vision to build a digitally inclusive. In 2018, she become the inaugural chief of staff for Gerri Elliott, Cisco’s EVP of global sales and marketing. She previously served on the board of Women in Cable Telecommunications in New York, and was recently named to the 40 Under Forty Achievers list by The Network Journal. Outside of the tech industry, Ayorinde was a professional dancer for the National Football League and National Basketball League for seven seasons, five while working at Cisco. She was named the first black Captain of the New York Jets team. She entered the tech industry as early as fifteen years old as a Cisco NetAcademy student just after migrating to the United States, four years later she started her first company. Of Nigerian decent and originally from London England, Esther earned a BS in business management from Santa Clara University. @cisco

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