Matthew Smith

Global Head of Market Development, Internet of Things at Cisco Systems



Matthew leads a global team, driving the creation of disruptive market opportunities to develop the global market for Internet of Things. Matthew’s charter is to work with large multi-national and government customers to develop robust large-scale opportunities that enable digitised business outcomes and positive investment returns for all parties.

Matthew joined Cisco in 2000. He has taken varied roles throughout his Cisco career, including leading Cisco’s Brand Protection initiatives throughout Asia and Europe; leading Cisco’s Business Operations for the Middle East and Africa region and, based in Riyadh, heading sales and subsequently as General Manager for Cisco’s Saudi Arabian business.

Prior to his current role, Matthew was based in Bangalore as the Strategy and Operations Lead for Cisco’s Globalisation office. Prior to joining Cisco, Matthew had a variety of roles developing his managerial experience, from that of an Officer in the Royal Navy, an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police to a manager in a Big Four Accounting firm. Matthew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Systems and an MBA from Edinburgh University Business School, Heriot-Watt.

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