Robb Boyd is a 10 year veteran of Cisco starting in the field as a territory sales manager, he is now the Managing Editor and host for the Cisco Interaction Network which currently includes the flagship technical web based TV show: TechWiseTV. These shows have earned multiple awards both within Cisco as well as within the online media industry at large.
The Communicator Awards, 'Awards of Distinction' (Online Media)
SalesWiseTV 4 (Unified Communications)
TechWise 24 (Stopping Email Threats)
The Tellly Awards:
TechWiseTV 29: Defining the Data Center Class Switch (Bronze Telly: Infomercial Category)
TechWiseTV 31: "Applying Web 2.0 to your Business Challenges (2 Bronze Telly's: Information and Direct Marketing Categories)
Internet/Online Video Open - Show 64 title: Your Network Has the Power
Internet/Online Video Viral - Fundamentals of Trustsec Internet/Online Video - Information - Show 53 title:"Routers are Dead. Long Live the Router!"Segment:The ISR G2 Autopsy - What has Changed? Internet/Online Promotional Pieces - twtv 64 promo:Your Network Has the Power Internet/Online Video – Special Category – Show 61 title: Exploring the Engineering Behind Cisco TelePresence Internet/Online Video – Special Category – title: Borderless Network Launch APAC
All the show content can be found at http://www.techwisetv.comhttp://www.youtube.com/ciscocin
Robb along with Jimmy Ray Purser form the original and primary content creation team for TechWiseTV and related shows. As the writer and face of the show, Robb Boyd is responsible for the consistency of the brand, delivering on the audience promise for "Technology you can use from Geeks you can Trust." Finding the talent and the innovation throughout Cisco so that the stories can be told to a broader audience in a educational, entertaining and creative way. This is what drives Robb and the success of the show.
In a former life, I used to manage and run operations for hotels. From different motels on the Interstate in Texas to hauling bags at the Four Seasons and finally ending up running my own Westin Hotel in Columbus, Ohio as the Director of Operations. We completely renovated that historic hotel and I began getting my feet wet with the intersection of productivity, customer service and so on...all enabled by technology. This lead to a complete career change that included PageNet (remember pagers?), MCI and WorldCom (remember them?), incredibly fun roles as both a voice and video conferencing specialist at these service providers assisting our field sales people and customers. I worked a brief period with a video conferencing integrator during the waning days of ISDN before getting a chance to join Cisco in 2000.
I was incredibly blessed to join Cisco just before the 'bubble burst' (the first time) and somehow maintain my sales job in our North Texas area. I quickly learned that Cisco was well armed with the most incredibly talented engineers I had ever worked with and these guys and gals would be critical to my success. I was able to parlay my way into a security specialist role as Cisco began creating what is now known as the Advanced Technology team supporting customers in about 6 states at the time. I did that for several years earning my CISSP and GSEC certifications really enjoying this role and Cisco's growing product set. It was in 2006 that I was able to join another 'bright idea' for something called the Cisco Interaction Network. I joined as a security specialist role that soon morphed into a pairing for the centuries with Jimmy Ray - we officially joined forces to become the content team for TechWiseTV churning out 3 one hour TV style shows, 4 podcasts and many, many blog entries every month. We are close to breaking the 100 episode mark for TechWiseTV proper and things have never been more fun.
As the managing editor my job is to lead the overall content direction of our shows with Jimmy Ray's leadership on the deep technical side. We have an extremely talented group of people behind the scenes who make Jimmy Ray and I both look much more professional than we ever would have otherwise.
I live in Lewisville, TX. a suburb of Dallas and office out of Cisco's Richardson office. I am blessed with 2 incredible kids and a wife who is very patient about letting me be me (as long as I keep my home office/lab door closed and the volume at a decent level....)