Darren is a business and technology executive with extensive experience in developing business programs, and strategies in the Asia Pacific Japan and Greater China region. He has developed and launched IT operations, business solutions, and consulting services to capitalize on major market opportunities.
Currently, Darren serves as Chief Digital Office and Managing Director for Cisco’s Digital Transformation Office for Australia and New Zealand. He has the responsibility to develop and execute on Cisco's Digital Growth Strategy, in key target verticals and accelerating our Industry and emerging solutions to market.
As the leader of the Australia and New Zealand Cisco Digital Transformation Office, Darren manages a strong team of experienced business leaders and technology consultants, who work with Cisco’s top customers on their Digital Transformation Journey.
Prior to his position in Digital Transformation, Darren was Managing Director or Cisco’s Consulting Services business for Australia and New Zealand, driving successful customer outcomes in the field of Smart Cities, Security, Digital Workforce as examples.
From 2009-2012 Darren established the “Globalisation” function of Cisco’s Technical Services organization in India as part of Cisco’s initiative to create a second global headquarters. He defined innovative support models for Cisco’s push into Smart + Connected Communities, defined the emerging market talent strategy and established a world-class services innovation program to speed innovation and time to market.
Prior to this role, Darren held leadership positions in Cisco’s management consulting practice in Asia as well as leadership roles in Cisco’s IT department in both Australia and San Jose.