Vertical Solutions Architect
Don Canning provides sales support for Cisco’s Insurance Industry as Vertical Solutions Architect within the Cisco Americas Customer Value Acceleration team. His position serves as technical advisor by designing repeatable business solutions, architecture frameworks, identifying emerging trends, competitive intelligence, thought leadership/artifacts, cultivating partnerships (ISV, OEM & SI’s - Startups), standards bodies (OMG, GARP, ACORD) and services engagements to address carrier’s business objectives.
Don brings over 30 years of technology experience as a trusted advisor, including tenures with Prudential Financial, Chase Manhattan Bank, and most recently served as CTO with SunGard’s Insurance Segment as well as 6+ years at Microsoft supporting the global Insurance team.
Don attended the State University of New York’s Empire State College earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics /Information Sciences.
Outside of work Don volunteers his time to the MicroInsurance Innovation Facility driven by United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO). He helped kickoff the MI Innovation Facility in 2008 by evaluating grant proposals as well as developing emerging technology partners focused on life, health, agricultural and livestock type insurance products that empowers the working poor.Don currently lives in New York City area with his family. He is a rank amateur snowboarder, scary behind the wheel at Watkins Glenn PCA events, and enjoys building homes for the homeless.