Cisco Tech Evangelist And SVP Set To Retire

Carlos Dominguez, Cisco senior vice president, Office of the Chairman and CEO, is leaving the company, Cisco confirmed to CRN Monday.

Dominguez, who reported into Cisco President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Moore, had been with the company 22 years.

In addition to his role as senior vice president, Office of the Chairman and CEO -- which he held for seven years -- Dominguez was considered one of Cisco's top technology evangelists, helping to drive the networking giant's strategy around emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things.

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Dominguez also was a prominent Cisco figure at events such as Cisco Live, which he hosted for five years.

According to a Cisco spokesperson, Dominguez is retiring, and news of his move was shared with Cisco employees via an internal memo from Moore Nov. 24.

"In this role, Carlos has been an ideal ambassador for Cisco," Moore said in the memo, excerpts of which Cisco shared with CRN. "Most recently, he created the Cisco Innovation Academy to provide inspiration, knowledge and tools to all Cisco employees who want to be more innovative. Anyone who has met Carlos will confirm his contagious personality and his deep caring of people. We will all miss Carlos and I ask you to please join me in wishing him the best in his post Cisco endeavors."

Dominguez's departure comes less than three weeks after Cisco said its Chief Financial Officer Frank Calderoni is stepping down Jan. 1. Calderoni, who's been Cisco's CFO for seven years, is being replaced by Kelly Kramer, Cisco's senior vice president of Business Technology and Operations Finance.

Before his current role, Dominguez ran Cisco's Worldwide Service Provider Operations and U.S. Service Provider sales for seven years. Prior to that, he led Cisco's enterprise line of business in the Northeast.

According to his bio on the Cisco website, Dominguez also publishes a daily newsletter on futuristic technology called "The Tech Nowist."