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Wolfgang Percy Ott

Wolfgang Percy Ott

Head of Government Affairs Germany, Cisco Systems

As Director Public Policy, Wolfgang Percy Ott has been leading Cisco’s government relations in Germany since 2012.

From 2001, Mr Ott worked as an online campaigner and, after the 2002 general elections, as an adviser and analyst in the political department of the CDU party headquarters. He managed party committees and commissions of the CDU party executive on education, cities and various other issues.

Before joining Cisco, Mr Ott worked at the German Bundestag from 2009 to 2012. As senior adviser on digital policy to the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, he co-ordinated the group’s members and external experts for the 1st Enquiry Commission on “Internet and Digital Society” of the 17th German Bundestag.

From 2015 to 2022 Mr Ott chaired the working groups “Smart Cities & Smart Regions” and “Smart Education Networks” of the German government’s Digital Summit.

Mr Ott holds an MA in history from Tübingen University.

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