Director, Business Development Cisco
At Cisco Systems Paul Connolly is leveraging his more than 35 years’ experience in telecommunications, broadband and video networks to help Service Providers make the transition to quad play Experience Providers.
In the Office of the CTO, Service Provider Business, Connolly works with all types of service providers on a global basis, including MSOs, Telcos, Satellite Operators, and Content Providers to help them profitably evolve their networks to embrace the new competitive environment. Prior to this role Connolly was Vice President Business Development in the transmission sector of Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company, and held several other executive positions since joining SA in 1995. Before that, Connolly was with Northern Telecom’s Public Switching Group for nineteen years, holding design, engineering, marketing, product management and general management positions.
He has been widely published and speaks at analyst conferences and tradeshows throughout the year. Connolly has presented at the NCTA, SCTE, SuperComm, TelcoTV, Kagan, Soundview, and others.
Connolly received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in engineering science and an MBA, both from the University of Toronto. He served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.