Former Prysm tech chief Donald Williams has joined Polycom as EVP of Worldwide Engineering with a remit to drive the development of next-generation video, audio and content sharing solutions.
Williams brings more than 25 years of experience in leading global R&D teams and advising Silicon Valley start-ups, and joins from San Jose-based Prysm where he was VP and Head of Engineering.
Williams also held R&D leadership roles at Skype, Cisco, Autonometry and OfficeToGo.
"Don's experience and leadership joins Polycom at a critical time as we create the next-generation experiences for companies that enable human-to-human connections which are critical to productivity and our economy," said Mary McDowell, Polycom CEO.
"He brings considerable experience in managing diverse globally distributed teams and a focus on execution that will be critical in how we address the growth opportunities in the UC industry."
Williams added: "The UC industry is in the midst of a transformation and the opportunities to create products that will drive the way people communicate in business and beyond are some of the most exciting in technology right now."
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