FORA.tv Speaker - Marthin De Beer

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Biography

Marthin De Beer is the senior vice-president of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group (ETG). Under his leadership, ETG is responsible for cultivating a steady stream of new businesses that can drive one billion dollars worth of revenue in 5-7 years and take Cisco into new adjacent markets. Mr. De Beer most recently led the development of Cisco TelePresence, Digital Media Systems, Linksys One, IP Video Surveillance and Cisco's IP Interoperability and Communications Systems (IPICS).

Mr. De Beer has more than 20 years of experience in the communications and software industry. He has been at Cisco for 12 years directing key platforms such as the Cisco Catalyst Switching platforms and Cisco's IP Telephony and VoIP systems. De Beer was also responsible for Cisco's Global Enterprise IP Communications solutions and led the introduction of Cisco's Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (Cisco AVVID) solution. He played a key role in taking Cisco's IP Communications business across the chasm from inception to a large profitable business.

Mr. De Beer was also a founder of two start-up companies and previously held senior marketing and engineering positions at Hughes LAN Systems, Persetel Computer Systems, and Atlas Aircraft.

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Keeping the Lights On: A Future History of the Grid

06.07.11 | 00:12:14 min | 0 comments