Kathy Bries is the general manager of Learning@Cisco, an award-winning education service focused on breakthrough technology for knowledge and learning solutions. She directs Learning@ Cisco and Cisco Collaborative Knowledge, a new digital workplace solution. She brings more than 20 years of networking market knowledge to her current position, as well as experience in business unit product and engineering management, operations support, and cross-team project leadership. Under her leadership, Learning@Cisco strengthened top-line results and significantly improved overall profit margins. Additionally, Bries was instrumental in expanding the company’s business into China, India, and other emerging markets.
Before joining Learning@Cisco, Bries was chief of staff for Cisco’s chief development officer, served as operations director for the Cisco Data Center, Switching, and Security Technology Group and manager of product planning.
Bries holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, and she lives in California.