Amy Blanchard currently serves as the Cisco Borderless Networks architecture marketing manager for the US Public Sector Field Marketing organization. She works closely with Sales and the routing, switching, security and wireless business units to create programs that illustrate how the Cisco Borderless Network architecture can help Public Sector entities Connect, Innovate and Lead in their respective organizations. During her 11 year tenure at Cisco, Amy has specialized in academic research, managing the University Research Program and the Higher Education Executive Exchange as well as working on the team that built the National LambdaRail academic research network. In her free time, Amy is an avid traveler and foodie, always on the lookout for the next best Bay Area dining experience or grilling in the back yard with her husband and her two rescue dogs, Jackson and Jimmy Chu. Amy has also served on the board of the Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing and Coordination Center (CALICO) for the past 3 years where she currently acts as the Chair of the Fund Development Committee.
The September 30 IPv6 deadline is quickly approaching and a number of government organizations are struggling to make the transition. According to a survey conducted by the National Institute of Standards