Joe Burton serves as Executive Vice President, Products, Technology & Strategy and CTO. In this role he is responsible for setting Plantronics' overarching technology and product strategies and leading the company's global engineering and product teams and programmes.
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 centre, 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 Regents College in New York.