Liz Centoni is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Computing Systems Product Group. She sets the business and engineering direction, strategy, solutions and priorities for the company's Data Center Compute business, which includes the flagship Unified Computing Services (UCS) and HyperFlex product families.
Prior to her current role, Liz was Vice President of Engineering Strategy and Portfolio Planning. As a key member of the engineering leadership team, she was responsible for shaping, guiding and managing Cisco's engineering strategy and execution across the company's routing, switching, security, mobility, video, collaboration, data center and cloud offerings.
She has also served as Vice President/General Manager of the Service Provider Access Group where she led strategy, marketing direction and engineering efforts to grow Cisco's portfolio of Carrier Ethernet Access solutions.
Since joining Cisco in 2000, Liz has a strong track record in various engineering roles where she was instrumental in bringing to market industry-leading products and managing global teams.
Mentorship, talent development and leadership are an important priority for Liz and she is an active mentor and sponsor of underrepresented groups. She launched the Women in Engineering Leadership Forum at Cisco and is the Cisco Global Executive Sponsor for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Liz is a proud recipient of the YWCA 2015 TWIN award, Cloud NOW 2015 Top 10 Women in Cloud award, and Million Women Mentors 2015 Mentor of the Year award.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Physics and Math from University of Mumbai.