Alison Vincent

Chief Technology Officer UK and Ireland



Dr Alison Vincent is an inspirational and experienced technical leader who, through exceptional communication, acts as thought leader, ambassador and Champion of Cisco technology to Customers, Start-Ups, Government, Partners, Press and Analysts.  She also acts as the focal point for innovation and technical leadership in the UK and Ireland technical community.

She is a senior technical executive with 25 years’ experience in international leadership of software projects. In numerous organizations she has introduced Agile methodologies, transforming software engineering to focus on customer value and improved time to market.

She is an Ambassador for Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEMnet) ensuring on-going technical talent in the workforce.

Alison joined Cisco in 2012 as a result of the NDS acquisition where she was responsible for Innovation, Global Process improvement programs, Open Source policy and Intellectual Property Rights Management in the Video Business. She was Chair of the Executive Strategy Board.

Prior to NDS she held senior positions in both IBM and Micro Focus Ltd. Her roles span experience in Research and Development, Strategy Execution, Product Management, Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions.

She has a PhD in Cryptography and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science both from London University.