Speaker profile


  • Mr Yvon Le Roux
    Vice President, Cyber Security, Threat Response, Intelligence and Development (TRIAD)


Yvon Le Roux joined Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development,(TRIAD), leadership team as Vice President of the global cyber security initiative in November 2011. In this capacity, Le Roux is driving a unified products and services strategy for the cyber security business and establishing Cisco’s cyber presence.

Le Roux is a cyber security thought leader responsible for interfacing with governments and private leaders. He additionally serves as Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for major accounts worldwide, including European Institutions (e.g., European Commission and European Parliament), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Australian Department of Human Services, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour.

Prior to joining Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development (TRIAD), Le Roux led the Smart+Connected Communities initiative as Vice President of the Global Public Sector organization. This initiative is part of Cisco's overall approach to making IP-based solutions akin to a fourth utility service for integrated city management.

Previously, he served as Vice President of Cisco’s Africa Levant region in Emerging Markets from 2008 to 2011. The region included Levant, Egypt, and all of Africa (including North Africa and South Africa). In this role, Le Roux was responsible for developing and executing the go-to- market strategies to assist these countries in their drive to improve the lives of their citizens through better healthcare, education, public safety, national security, and economic development through the use of technology.

Prior to joining emerging markets in 2008, Le Roux was Vice President, Public Sector for Cisco’s European Markets starting in 2003 where he successfully developed and led the strategy, sales and marketing programs with strong focus on government, healthcare, education and defense markets. In this role, his vision was to “unleash the power of the network in the Public Sector to improve quality, reach and cost of public services”. His team developed highly effective solutions to assist public sector organizations in connecting, communicating and collaborating with citizens, businesses and governments.

Le Roux was also responsible for helping public sector customers secure funding from different government bodies for programs such as providing broadband to citizens and businesses. In addition, he launched a number of research projects exploring the effects of IT on the public sector, such as: Net Impact - From Connectivity to Productivity, Shared Services in Government - Building a Platform for Better Public Services at Lower Cost, and Skills Gap – Negative Impact of Networking Skills Shortage on Organizational Productivity.

Le Roux joined Cisco in 1996 as Vice President for EMEA South which included France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa. Prior to joining Cisco, he held a number of senior positions at IT companies, spanning several territories. His career began at Sperry Computer Systems before moving to Matra Informatique as President in 1984. Following the acquisition of Matra Informatique by Datapoint his last position was Vice President Europe. He then joined Amdahl Corporation in 1992 where his last position was President of Amdahl Europe.

Le Roux is a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, and in his various capacities, he was a speaker at several WEF regional forums.

Le Roux holds dual nationality, British and French. A native French and English speaker, he is also fluent in Italian. He has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Italy; he is now based in Paris.

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