James Mobley

Senior Vice President, People & Communities Technology Strategy & Innovation

James Mobley, Senior Vice President, Technology Strategy and Innovation focused on the Future of Work, is a proven entrepreneur and technology executive. People and Communities are at the center of the People Strategy for Cisco and its stakeholders. The evolving needs of the future workforce include inclusive experiences, talent agility, flexible learning strategies, conscious leaders and teams, and unmatched insights and analytics. The technology and innovation strategies that team creates will ensure that forward-looking technologies are applied in ways that will fuel inclusive experiences, ignite passion and purpose, and deliver the agility that will be paramount in the Future of Work.

James has held  several influential roles within Cisco, including Senior Vice President leading services product management for Cisco’s Customer Experience (CX) organization.  Prior to the creation of CX, James ran several strategic growth teams within Cisco Services, including Services Product Management for the entire Cisco portfolio of architectures; the Emerging Technologies and Innovation team responsible for incubation of new offers; and Global Security, IoT, and Collaboration services.

James has a long track record of success in both early stage companies and global enterprises. He joined Cisco in January 2015 following the acquisition of Neohapsis, Inc. where he served as President and CEO. Neohapsis was a leading cyber security consultancy focused on mobile, cloud, and compliance. Under his leadership, Neohapsis grew from a small Midwestern U.S. consultancy to become a global provider of high-end cyber security services.

Prior to Neohapsis, James was Symantec’s Vice President of Security Services. He joined Symantec in 2004 following the acquisition of @stake, Inc., a leading cyber security consulting and products company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as President and CEO.  His leadership, along with an exceptional team of cyber security experts, was key to @stake‘s success and rise as a global cyber security leader. In 2004, @stake was ranked as one of New England's fastest growing businesses and is still a globally recognized brand, with many former @stakers spread throughout the technology industry in influential roles.

James's career journey included time at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (HP), and Compaq Computer Corporation (HP), where he held key sales, services, and general management leadership positions.  He is a graduate of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


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