Luis Martins joined the Service Providers Europe Solutions team within Cisco in August 2003, where he is responsible for solutions business development for the Europe Cable Industry, focused in broadband DOCSIS 3.0 and cable video solutions. Starting in 2006 he extended his solutions activities for video transport over IP in the Broadcasters market and market development for Wifi Mesh and Wimax. As part of the Service Providers Solutions team, he also participates in several IPTV market development activities.
Luis joined Cisco Systems in 1997 as a Systems Engineer in the Cisco Portugal team, doing technical pre-sales activities in the Service Provider market. Later on August 2000 he became the Manager of the technical sales team for Portugal Telecom, enlarging this role on April 2001 to become the Manager for the integrated technical team supporting the Service Provider market in Portugal. Among many activities he lead the technical sales development of Broadband, MPLS, Datacenter and VoIP in Cable and Wireline Operators in Portugal.
Originally from Lisbon, Portugal, Luis has a telecommunications engineering degree from Superior Technical Institute in Lisbon, as well a master of science in Broadband Communications from the same university. He also has the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert) certification, a well-known and respected industry certification in IP Routing and Switching. Beside that, he also has an Economics and General Management post-graduation in Universidade Nova, Lisboa.