Guichelaar replaced Cisco’s longtime CIO Guillermo Diaz Jr
IT giant Cisco has appointed Jacqueline Guichelaar as a new chief information officer amid the company’s growing focus on software services for growth.
Guichelaar, a former group CIO at Thomson Reuters, manages Cisco’s IT infrastructure and application development as senior vice president and CIO, a company spokesman confirmed.
Guichelaar officially took over the top IT post in mid-February, replacing the firm’s longtime CIO Guillermo Diaz Jr., who remains at Cisco as its new senior vice president for customer transformation.
Guichelaar officially replaced Cisco’s longtime CIO Guillermo Diaz Jr. in mid-February. Diaz still remains at Cisco but takes the new role of new senior vice president for customer transformation. In his new role, Diaz will lead a team to establish digital leadership, improve customer relationships and provide strategic advice, the spokesman said.
Diaz joined Cisco back in 2000, he led many of the company’s IT business areas including, professional services, SaaS platforms, customer services, and sales and marketing.
Cisco in recent years has tried to build up its software business as a recurring source of revenue rather than rely on one-time sales of routers, switches, and other networking equipment.
Guichelaar, who reports to Cisco’s chief of operations, Irving Tan, had served as CIO at Thomson Reuters since November 2017, building and leading its transition to digital enterprise technologies. She left the company last September.
Prior to Thomson Reuters, Guichelaar held senior tech roles at Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Bank, and IBM, among other companies.