Rebecca Jacoby is Senior Vice President of Operations at Cisco. She was promoted to the role in July 2015 and is responsible for driving profitable growth and enabling operational excellence. Known for her strong track record of operational excellence, innovative problem solving, and talent development, Rebecca was recently inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO Magazine and was recognized by Forbes as a “Superstar” CIO” in 2012. She will oversee the global supply chain, global business services, security and trust, and IT organizations.
In her former role as the company’s Chief Information Officer, she made the Cisco IT organization a strategic business partner, producing significant business value for Cisco in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share, and productivity. Her strong commitment to operational excellence, innovative approach to business problems, and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally have reshaped and elevated the role of IT at Cisco, resulting in great synergies of IT and Engineering through a history of Cisco on Cisco deployments.<
Since joining Cisco in 1995, Jacoby has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, manufacturing, and IT. Prior to joining Cisco, Jacoby held a variety of planning and operations positions with other companies in Silicon Valley.
Jacoby serves on the Board of Directors for McGraw Hill Financial as well as the Second Harvest Food Bank.
She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of the Pacific and a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.
The Company will enhance its Network Automation process, leveraging on Cisco NSO product, enabled by Tail-f, to simplify network operations, accelerate service delivery and enhance overall reliability.