Jorge R. Blanco
Vice-President, Solutions and Software Portfolio Management
Jorge Blanco is Vice-President of Strategic Marketing for Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications and services. He leads Market intelligence, Marketing strategy and planning, Product and Services marketing and Solutions marketing for Avaya globally. As President of Product and Solutions marketing in Avaya?s Enterprise Communications group, Blanco was responsible for the creation and execution of global marketing plans for Avaya?s converged systems, communications applications and unified communications solutions. Prior to that, he was Director of Strategy and Planning in Avaya's Converged Systems division responsible for the unit's strategy and business development activities. Blanco was also a member of Avaya?s global strategy team, supporting the creation of Avaya's Solution Development Partner programme (now called Developer Connection) and strengthening plans for leadership in the enterprise IP telephony market. He began his career in 1990 as an account executive in product management with AT&T Business Communications Systems and was a national account manager in the Sales and Service division. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan.