Stephen Dane is Managing Director of Cisco’s Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO) for Asia Pacific and Japan. Stephen is responsible for the growth and profitability of Cisco’s security business in the region, and driving Cisco as the No. 1 security partner and advisor to customers and partners.
With more than two decades of expertise in the IT and Telecom industry, Stephen is well-known and experienced in developing security businesses, and in positioning security as integral to the business strategy of all organisations. Stephen has been with Cisco for nine years, and was previously the EMEA Vice President for the cloud-based web security company ScanSafe, which was acquired by Cisco in December 2009. He was responsible for integrating the ScanSafe business into Cisco, and has since also led the UK Network and Content Security team.
Prior to joining Cisco, Stephen held various positions with BT in the UK and across Asia Pacific, managing teams focusing on the Financial Services industry and the Energy sector. He has also worked for cloud and mobile software start-up companies such as MessageLabs and iPass, where he developed strategic alliances and built business in emerging markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Stephen served as Managing Director of iPass (UK) Ltd before joining ScanSafe.