Former Cisco Senior Executive Guillermo “G” Diaz, Jr. Joins Kloudspot as CEO
Kloudspot, an innovative predictive AI and analytics platform provider, announced today that former Cisco (CSCO) senior executive Guillermo “G” Diaz, Jr. has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Diaz brings more than two decades of senior executive experience to the company, with an emphasis on digital and business transformation initiatives. Diaz’s joining not only reinforces the strong momentum of the company but also demonstrates the undeniable potential for taking AI-driven transformational customer experiences mainstream.
“Customer experiences are undergoing unprecedented changes as companies leverage AI and IoT to drive these experiences,” said Diaz. “Kloudspot has the key innovative technology platform that transforms customer experiences, accelerates new and innovative business models, drives and improves operations. I am extremely excited and honored to join Kloudspot as CEO and look forward to driving our culture to the next level of customer success, innovation, diversity and excellence while having fun.”
Diaz, a highly accomplished senior executive and champion of diversity and inclusion, held multiple roles within Cisco over an impressive 20-year tenure. These roles included Cisco’s Global Chief Information Officer and most recently as its Head of Customer Digital Transformation. Diaz spearheaded multiple organizations, platforms and programs ranging from Cisco IT, Cloud & Internet Infrastructure, to Connected Service Architecture & Applications, which solidified him as an innovative and dynamic team leader across Cisco’s organization, across the tech industry and beyond.
Silicon Valley Latino has followed Guillermo since he took the reins of Cisco’s Latinx Business Resource Group, Conexion, over a decade ago. Through his leadership and his executive sponsorship Conexion reached new heights with its impact internally as well as in the community. For several years now, G has also been actively involved in leadership roles with the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and is also a driving force behind the successful evolution of the organization and is currently the organization’s chairman.
“Adding Guillermo’s expertise – and passion – for technology as well as experience as a global leader is a tremendous asset to Kloudspot,” said Ravi Akireddy, founder and president. “I have had the pleasure of knowing him for more than a decade and have seen first-hand the positive impact he made on Cisco and the many organizations he has been part of. Kloudspot is excited for G to accelerate the company’s expansion and growth as a market-leading analytics platform.”
Prior to Cisco, Diaz held senior leadership positions with some of tech industry’s most respected companies, including Silicon Graphics, Intelligent Electronics (Ingram Micro), and Alza Corporation (Johnson & Johnson). He began his career in telecommunications with the U.S. Navy, where a military scholarship led to his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Regis University in Colorado.
Diaz’s work is also inspired by purpose through his relentless efforts in pioneering and sponsoring the Latino and Veterans organizations within Cisco as well as broadly in the industry and beyond. Throughout his career, Diaz has been consistently recognized as a trailblazer, with numerous awards and honors for his performance and contributions; these include being named “One to Watch” by CIO Magazine, “Best CIO” by Silicon Valley Business Journal, and “Top 100 CIO/CTO Leaders” in STEM, “Maestro” award and defined as one of the “Top Latinos in C-Suite” by Latino Leaders Magazine and Tech Trailblazer as well as Creo En Ti Champion by Silicon Valley Latino.
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