Market Leader in Unified Communications Hires Proven Innovator to Lead Development of Company’s Next-Gen Products

Polycom, Inc. announces that Donald A. Williams, former Prysm Engineering Leader, has been named Executive Vice President of Worldwide Engineering. Williams will lead the development of the company’s next-generation video, audio and content sharing solutions.

Williams is a seasoned software industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in leading global R&D teams. He currently advises Silicon Valley startups and most recently served as Vice President and Head of Engineering for San Jose based Prysm, a software company focused on next generation digital workspaces and content sharing solutions. 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. “Don brings considerable experience in managing diverse globally distributed teams and a focus on execution that will be critical in how we address the incredible growth opportunities in the UC industry with our growing development team in the U.S., China and India.”

“The UC industry is in the midst of an incredible transformation and Polycom has a track record of leading with innovation,” said Williams. “The opportunities for growth and to create products that will drive the way people communicate in business and beyond are some of the most exciting opportunities in tech right now and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Williams will be based at Polycom’s R&D office in Austin, Texas, and lead Polycom’s growing global Engineering team located in China, India and North America.