Barry O'Sullivan - Senior Adviser - Permira

Barry O'Sullivan

Senior Adviser

Barry O'Sullivan is EVP and General Manager, Genesys Digital, where he is responsible for all digital and artificial intelligence products. Prior to Genesys, Barry was CEO and Founder of Altocloud, an artificial intelligence software company. Altocloud was acquired by Genesys in 2018. Barry also served on the Genesys Board.

Prior to Altocloud, he was Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and has been General Manager of several multi-billion dollar divisions including Collaboration, Unified Communications and Voice over IP, which he led from number six to the number one market share position worldwide.

Barry is a technology investor and is co-founder of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, a group of top Irish American technology executives. He also served on the board of Cope Galway, a charitable organization focused on reducing isolation and homelessness.


He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Limerick, as well as a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University, California.