Professional Background: JL is responsible for organizing, managing, and defining the long and medium-term product strategy and roadmaps for Cisco’s Cloud & Systems Management Technology Group (CSMTG), working with the CTO office as well as partnering with the CSMTG-dependent business units to create inbound and outbound marketing strategies. Prior to his current position, Valente was the CEO at blueKiwi Software, the President and CEO at RiverMuse, Executive Chairman of Cittio, and Senior Vice President, Americas Operations, at InfoVista. Early in his career, he spent ten years at Computer Associates.
Education: Valente holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Ecole d'Ingénieurs des Technologies de l'Information et du Management.
Personal Passions: British history (Tudor monarchy), Mezoamerican civilizations, Motorcycling.