Gee Rittenhouse is the senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Security Business Group (SBG). With strong executive management skills and deep technical experience, he is responsible for the company's global security business including strategy, portfolio, and architecture. Previously, he was the senior vice president of engineering for SBG, where he was responsible for development efforts across the business.
In 2014, Gee was named one of Cisco's Rising Stars by CRN after he was recruited by John Chambers to help the company shape its cloud and virtualization strategy. As vice president and general manager of Cisco's Cloud and Virtualization Group, he accelerated development of the company's software stack, NFV and SaaS consumption model.
Prior to joining Cisco, Gee served as president of Bell Labs where he led the extensive transformation of the organization that followed the merger of Bell Labs and Alcatel's Research group.
As a highly respected IT industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Gee is often a featured speaker on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, management, policy, applications and security. He has appeared before the U.S. Congress, U.S. FCC, European Presidential Commission, and World Economic Forum. He has twice been elected to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100, published numerous articles, and holds more than a dozen patents.
Previously, Gee served as a member of the advisory board for the University of California, Santa Barbara Computer Engineering Department, chairman of the board of Green Touch, and board member at the ALU Foundation, which has the goal of educating disadvantaged women worldwide. Currently, he is a senior member of IEEE and was the previous recipient of the IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR) Chairman's Award.
Gee has a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).