Meet the Speaker:

Matt Houlihan

Senior Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Matt joined Cisco as Director for Government Affairs for the UK and Ireland in October 2015, a role which sees him developing and delivering Cisco’s government engagement strategy across the two countries.  Matt has recently built on this role to also lead Cisco’s Corporate Affairs work in the UK.  Matt chairs techUK’s EU and trade group and represents the tech sector in the Trade and Investment All Party Parliamentary Group.

Previously, Matt worked for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in postings in Paris and in the UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.  Matt has also worked as an advisor to the UK’s EU Commissioner, in the Prime Minister’s EU advisory team and in various policy roles in the Home Office.

Matt holds a BSc in Sociology and an MSc in European Politics and Policy, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a diploma in Economics from the Open University.