Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel

Company: Cisco UK & Ireland

Job title: Chief technology officer & engineering director


Passionate about building diverse high performing teams that drive business impact using innovative digital technology.

As CTO, Chinan Patel works with Cisco’s major clients and partners. He leads a 200+ strong community of engineers, architects, and technical leaders.

His work involves regular interactions with clients strategic partners, academia, government and industry forums to help drive the digital technology agenda forward for the UK and Ireland.

A sports fan, self-confessed geek and and engineer at heart, he mentors those early in career within IT and has a focus on life-long learning in STEM subjects.

As a frequent industry speaker, he is quoted in the press and media such as Sky News and the BBC, he has appeared on platforms such as TEDx and SXSW, and authored multiple papers and blogs covering many technology topics and future technology trends.

He is currently an entrepreneur in residence at Brunel University and a member of the BAME in Tech Forum for the CBI. For the last three years, he has been recognised as one of the top Asian Pioneers in UK Tech by Diversity UK.


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day: 16 November