Brian Tippens

by Justin Cates
Brian Tippens
Senior Vice President & Chief Social Impact Officer

Brian Tippens is Senior Vice President and Chief Social Impact Officer at Cisco.

In this role, Brian is responsible for advancing Cisco’s social impact across communities around the world, creating tangible business value, and fueling Cisco’s purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for All.

As head of the Social Impact Organization, Brian oversees the Cisco functions taking on the most critical challenges facing our planet, society, and vulnerable, underserved communities. His organization includes the Cisco Foundation, Crisis Response, Economic Empowerment, Learning and Digital Skills, Employee Community Impact, Accessibility, and Social Justice.

The Social Impact organization brings together the unique strengths of Cisco’s people, technology, innovation, and ecosystem to address systemic causes of inequity, break down barriers, and create lasting generational change.

Brian is a World Economic Forum Contributor, a proud member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and he has served as an advisor to several organizations including Operation HOPE and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

Brian holds a B.S. degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco, and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

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