Dragon Profile - Barry O'Sullivan
Barry O'Sullivan is currently Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems where he has been General Manager of several divisions including Collaboration, Unified Communications and Voice over IP.
O'Sullivan has just announced he will be moving on from the company after 11 great years to begin a new adventure; building his own software company. Barry has spent most of his career in Silicon Valley, joining Cisco in 2002, having previously been GM of Nortel's contact centre software business.
O'Sullivan is a technology investor and is co-founder of the Irish Technology Leadership, a group of senior Irish American technology executives. He also serves on the board of Cope Galway, a charitable organisation focused on reducing isolation and homelessness. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Limerick, as well as a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University, California. Married with four children, he divides his time between Palo Alto, California and Galway, Ireland.