With over 30 years of experience in communications technology and services, Barry brings his leadership and entrepreneurial passion for understanding customer needs together with a wealth of experience in breakthrough real-time telecommunications, rich-media technology, data analysis, and mobile and web platforms.
He joined Altocloud from Cisco where he was Senior Vice President and led Cisco’s Collaboration and Unified Communications businesses for over 10 years, which he grew from $100m to over $4 billion. Barry also led WebEx, the cloud-based collaborative meeting and sharing solution, and Cisco’s Telepresence business.
In 2012, Barry was asked to make his television debut as an investor on the reality TV series Dragons’ Den in Ireland, an equivalent to the US show, Shark Tank.
Additionally, Barry has been an investor and advisor for a number of start-ups in both Silicon Valley and Ireland.