Gee Rittenhouse is Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco's Security Business Group, leading the build-out of the company's security portfolio while making sure of alignment of security development efforts across the business. Gee possesses strong executive management skills combined with deep technical experience: critical leadership elements needed to fuel growth and meet increasing demand from Cisco's customers for security architecture, platforms, and applications that are pervasive, integrated, and open.
In his previous role as SVP of the Cloud and Virtualization Group, Gee helped shape Cisco's Intercloud strategy and accelerated development of the software stack, NFV, and SaaS consumption model.
Prior to joining Cisco in 2013, Gee served as President of Bell Labs, leading the extensive transformation 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 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, has published numerous articles, and holds more than a dozen patents.
Gee served as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of California, Santa Barbara CE Department; served as Chairman of the Board of GreenTouch; and is an ALU Foundation Board member with the goal of educating disadvantaged women worldwide. He has a PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a senior member of IEEE, and is a past winner of the IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR) Chairman's Award.