Cisco’s vision is to transform energy production, distribution and consumption using an end-to-end IP platform to sustainably meet the world’s future energy needs. In his role as General Manager of Cisco Connected Energy Networks, Lionel Chocron shapes Cisco’s vision, drives the strategy and execution of an extensive product and services portfolio, based on a smarter, connected energy grid; one designed to meet the needs of global utilities and energy companies, business, and consumers transitioning to a new and more sustainable economy.
Previously, Lionel led Cisco’s Internal Consulting Group driving business transformational efforts across Cisco, with the goal of improving market presence, corporate productivity and customer interactions. Business transformation efforts included China Strategy, New Business Model Enablement and Commerce Business Architecture.
Prior to joining Cisco, Lionel held senior consulting positions at Bain & Co and A.T. Kearney providing management consulting services to clients in the high tech, utility, financial services and consumer products industries. Lionel also held positions in the banking industry at BNP Paribas.
Lionel earned his BS Engineering from Ecole de Mines, France and his Business and Engineering Masters degrees from UC Berkeley, California and McGill University, Canada.