Xavier Azemar Mallard
Head of Barcelona Innovation Center, Cisco Systems
Xavier Azemar, Senior Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, is currently the director of Cisco’s Innovation Centre in Barcelona, which will also house the company's first chip design centre in the European Union. During a long career with Cisco Systems, he has been head of Cisco Spain’s engineering group and for Cisco Channel programme training in various tech areas (cybersecurity, IoT and networks) in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. Always linked to the telecommunications sector, he has also been the Senior Consultant at 3Com (currently HP) and technical director at Teldat Catalunya. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Bit Habitat Business Council.