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Joe Burton serves as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for setting and driving Plantronics' technology direction and leading the company's global engineering teams and programs.
Prior to joining Plantronics, Mr. Burton has held several key executive, engineering leadership and architecture-level positions at Polycom, Cisco, and Active Voice. During Burton's 10 year career with Cisco, he served as Cisco's Chief Technology Officer for Unified Communications, encompassing call management, IP phones, contact center, conferencing, unified messaging, unified communications applications, and advanced technologies and products.
Mr. Burton was most recently EVP, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer, and General Manager for Service Provider at Polycom where he led Polycom's long-term strategic agenda and next-generation focus areas.
He is the author of several communications patents and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Reynolds College in New York.