Dr Alison Vincent is the Chief Technology Officer for Cisco in the UK and Ireland.
She is a senior technical executive with 25 years experience in international leadership of software projects. In numerous organizations she has introduced Agile methodologies, transforming software engineering to focus on customer value and improved time to market.
She is an Ambassador for Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEMnet) ensuring on-going technical talent in the workforce.
Alison joined Cisco in 2012 as a result of the NDS acquisition and was responsible for Innovation, Global Process improvement programs, Open Source policy and Intellectual Property Rights Management in the Video Business. Prior to NDS she held senior positions in both IBM and Micro Focus Ltd. Her roles span experience in Research and Development, Strategy Execution, Product Management, Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions.
She has a PhD in Cryptography and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, both from London University.