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Monique Morrow

CTO-Evangelist
New Frontiers Development and Engineering



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Monique Morrow is the CTO – Evangelist for New Frontiers Development and Engineering at Cisco as of November 2014.

Monique was the first CTO of Cisco Services from June 2013 to November 2014 where she lead the development of Cisco Services Technologies mapped to Services Customer Solution Reference Architecture that is now foundational for Cisco Customer Solutions implementation.

Monique has a track record of co-innovating with customers, that has transcended the globe from North America, Europe and Asia

Specialties: Networking technology; Grid, cloud computing, Intercloud-Federation, Internet of Things; M2M Security and E-Health; Semantic web; Business Development

Monique’s current focus in on the intersection between research - economics-technology to portfolio execution e.g. Circular and Exponential Economies as examples.

Synopsis of Sustainable Accomplishments

Monique was engaged with Cisco during the start-up days in the mid-1980s and has since returned to Cisco. Her unique 14+ year journey has taken her from Customer Advocacy to Corporate Consulting Engineering, with an emphasis on the Service Provider Segment. Monique has even held a position in the field [Asia-Pacific], where her goal was to not only build a technology team but to also train her successor as she transitioned her duties.

Monique bet on MPLS as a technology service enabler and was proven right. She was one of the leaders in the development of this critical business opportunity for Cisco in the Service Provider segment, Service Provider Next Gen Network (SP NGN).

Under Cisco’s Office of the CTO, both as an individual contributor and manager, Monique built a strong leadership team in Asia-Pacific. Her specific geo-area targets were China and India. Monique’s role in these important regions drove Cisco’s globalization and country strategies and met all of her targeted goals.

Monique has consistently demonstrated the willingness and courage to take risks and explore new market opportunities for Cisco. These innate qualities are part of her DNA and are of great value to the company and all the global organizations in which she is involved.

Monique has been recognized at Top Ten Influential IT Women in Europe 2014:

http://www.think-progress.com/nordic/en/business-insight/top-ten-influential-women-europe/

Monique is one of 6 Global Achievers recognized for the ITU and UN Women 2014 GEM-TECH Award:

http://www.itu.int/en/action/women/gem/Pages/achievers.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Cdg6l4cYU

Monique is the 2014 IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Clementina Saduwa Award Recipient.

http://www.ieeer8.org/member-activities/women-in-engineering/clementina-saduwa-award-2014-winner/

Monique was an Inspiration Finalist for the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology:

https://www.everywoman.com/article/finalists-announced-2015-fdm-everywoman-technology-awards

Monique has been selected to be part of the elite group of women for Connected World magazine’s 2015 Women of M2M/Internet of Things feature—or “WoM2M.”

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12548705.htm

Monique is also co-WISE Exec Sponsor at Cisco; advocate for Cisco Women in Technology and Cisco Women for Cybersecurity Communities.

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