Cisco Names Giancarlo as Technology Chief
Charles Giancarlo fills the post of chief technology officer but also will retain his job as president of Cisco-Linksys; Cisco also announces new appointments in its technology team.Cisco Systems Inc. reshuffled the executive deck in its product development organization Tuesday when it named Charles Giancarlo to the post of chief technology officer. Giancarlo, who will retain his post as president of Cisco-Linksys LLC, becomes only the third CTO in Ciscos history. The post has remained vacant since Judith Estrin resigned from it in April 2000. Giancarlo, who came to Cisco with the 1994 acquisition of Kalpana Inc., also will lead Ciscos Global Government Solutions Group. Although he will now report to president and CEO John Chambers, Giancarlo will continue to work with Mario Mazzola, senior vice president and chief development officer.
Cisco also reorganized its technology organization and announced several new appointments. Jayshree Ullal, who joined Cisco along with Mazzola from Crescendo Networks 11 years ago, was tapped to lead the new Security Technology Group. Ullal, a senior vice president, will continue to report to Mazzola.