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Ileana M. Rivera

Cisco Systems
Sr. Director, IT
Background 

Ileana Rivera is the Senior Director of IT for Computing and Client Productivity Services for Cisco Systems. Rivera leads the teams responsible for computing, mobility hardware/software, mobility applications, eStore, email/messaging, and cloud productivity for Cisco’s global workforce. Prior roles at Cisco include serving as the IT Regional leader for Latin America and as the Director of IS for the Client Engagement Practice within the Technical Services IT group. Before joining Cisco, Rivera held positions as TAOS Consulting and Stryker Corporation. Rivera is a Board Member for the Hispanic IT Executive Council and an active member of Conexión, Cisco’s Latino Employee Resource Group, and Connected Woman, Employee Resource Groups dedicated to the advancement, mentoring, and promotion of Latinos and women at Cisco. She is also a member of the IT Speakers Bureau. Rivera holds an engineering degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of San Francisco, California. Among her many honors are being named to the list of Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology Awardee by Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and being named a 2014 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal. In 2013, she participated in the Inaugural Hispanic Business Leaders Summit, hosted at The White House. She has also been a panelist and moderator at technology events hosted by HITEC, Cisco, and Latina Style Magazine, among others.