Product Marketing Manager Multiservice Access Business
Service Provider LOB, EMEA
Sharon Connell is the Product Marketing Manager for the
MSABU, Service Provider LOB, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role
Sharon is responsible for pricing, competitive positioning, promotion and product
development for the 2600, 3600, 3800 and 4000 families, within all markets relevant to
Prior to joining Cisco Sharon was UK Product Marketing
Manager at 3Com, responsible for the product marketing of all 3Com products in the UK.
Before this she was a Systems Engineer for 3Com, acting as pre sales technical support to
the sales force.
In all Sharon has spent 15 years in the Networking
business. She has managed a European Network as the System Administrator and is a member
of the Institute of Training and Development having spent a number of years as a
trainer (technical training, including Bay Networks (then Wellfleet) routers).
Among Sharons many achievements at Cisco has been
the management of a $500M low end router market, and increasing market share by 10%. She
also instigated the Technology Migration and Competitive Migration Program for Cisco
(initialized in EMEA before they became worldwide programs). She has managed the 700
series in EMEA, which is today almost 80% of worldwide sales. In addition Sharon
successfully launched the 1600 series, now seen to be the fastest growing branch office
router in the industry with 60% of business in EMEA.