Rowan Trollope is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group, whose mission is to make collaboration simple. Trollope joined Cisco in 2012 to make a dramatic leap forward in the way people connect and collaborate at work. Since then, he has reinvented Cisco’s collaboration business and made design, affordability, and exponential improvement the guiding principles of product development.
Under Trollope’s leadership, the group has refreshed the entire collaboration technology portfolio, simplifying the product line from 65 to 17 SKUs, reducing the cost of video endpoints by 85 percent, and winning eight Red Dot awards for outstanding product design. To capitalize on mobile and cloud opportunities, the team also built a collaboration cloud platform and its first application, the business messaging service Cisco Spark. As a result, he has created a fast-growing $4 billion collaboration business for Cisco.
Prior to joining Cisco, Trollope led Symantec’s sales, marketing, and product development teams as the group president of the SMB and the Symantec.cloud business units. He was responsible for growing the company’s software-as-a-service strategy and expanding cloud-based delivery and customer support models. He also managed security product development and sales for the Norton line of consumer products and Symantec’s enterprise security solutions.
Trollope holds a variety of patents in computer security and operating systems maintenance.