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Cisco Replaces Collaboration Group Head Again

November 12, 2012 | Telepresence Options
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Symantec exec is third leader of struggling unit this year; Winge leaves company

By Jim Duffy, Network World

Cisco has named a former Symantec executive to head its struggling collaboration group, which saw three different leaders in less than a year.

Rowan Trollope is Cisco's new senior vice president and general manager of the collaboration business. He succeeds O.J. Winge, the former Tandberg executive who assumed leadership of the group earlier this year from former collaboration head Barry O'Sullivan.

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Winge is leaving Cisco for "personal reasons," according to this blog post by Marthin De Beer, senior vice president, of Cisco's video and collaboration group.

At Symantec, Trollope was most recently group president of the company's Symantec.cloud business unit where he oversaw product development, strategy, product sales, and marketing teams. He also oversaw the consumer, enterprise and small and mid-sized business segments.

"Rowan brings to Cisco an excellent track record in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market; vital experience of end-user product development expertise, and a proven background in security and category leadership," De Beer states in his blog.

At Cisco, Trollope will assume responsibility for the Cisco collaboration portfolio, including TelePresence, Unified Communications Manager and WebEx. In addition, he will oversee collaboration software, devices, infrastructure and services that enable video and social collaboration, unified communications, customer contact centers, conferencing, mobility, and desktop virtualization technologies, according to the De Beer post.

Trollop's new duties are effective Nov. 12 and he will report to De Beer.

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