Ayelet Baron has earned recognition as an expert in web 2.0, online collaboration, global business strategy and operations. Her particular area of focus is implementing strategy and driving business results through people.
Ayelet is currently on the Canadian Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for strategy and transformation. She was previously on the executive team of Emerging Markets where she was looking at ways that emerging technologies can generate greater equity in Emerging Markets. Ayelet completed a Cisco Leadership Fellowship, where she worked with CIOs of 26 global non-profit organizations (Save the Children, Plan International, Care, Ashoka, etc.) on a roadmap of how to leverage repeatable ICT solutions, capabilities and resources for sustainable development. She also led the Healthcare Working Group, where she was responsible for ICT healthcare initiatives. She continues to work on a strategy to create better collaboration between social entrepreneurs to drive social innovation, which has been submitted in a recent Cisco RFP to a major customer in Emerging Markets.
With more than 16 years of industry experience and over 10 years of leadership experience at Cisco, including three global roles, Ayelet has a proven track record of success in building strong customer relationships and driving global sales operations.
Ayelet is a recognized industry leader and speaker on social networking, strategic change, new technologies and business strategy. Her articles are published in Communication World, Strategic Communication Management and Across the Board. She wrote a monthly column on Strategy and Management for the Strategic Communication Management and is also on their Advisory Board. Ayelet contributed a chapter on business strategy, which was published in a Jossey-Bass book, The IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication. She recently joined the Board of Directors of Family and Children Services, Santa Clara.
Ayelet holds a B.A. from York University, Toronto, where she majored in political science. She has a M.A. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a major in political science and minor in communications. She has an ABD from the University of Toronto in political science.