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Blair Christie

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

No Longer at Cisco

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October 7, 2014

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Finding Students’ ‘Voice’ on STEM as part of Cisco’s Day of Action

Later this week, four dozen high-school students will gather in an auditorium in North San Jose.  They will stand before a panel of judges, not to sing the latest pop song for The Voice or American Idol, but to blow judges away with their proposals for the next big thing in technology, as part of […]

September 26, 2014

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An Afternoon of Marketing Inspiration

Last week I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Ad Age CMO Strategy Summit in San Francisco.  It was great to spend the afternoon with hundreds of fellow marketers who were taking time out of their busy schedules to discuss how brands are innovatively delivering new, fresh ideas to their customers. There […]

July 8, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS, @PADMASREE!

It isn’t everyday that you get to send a shout-out to your colleague for being recognized as one of the most influential women in tech by Elle Magazine. Congratulations to Padmasree Warrior! Congratulations also to Elle magazine, for showcasing the growing number of female leaders and influencers who are developing new technology and running technology […]

June 12, 2014

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Girls Go Tech at Cisco

Yesterday we hosted 80 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts NorCal chapter for an afternoon of STEM mentorship.  It was an amazing opportunity for our senior leaders at Cisco to learn from and engage these impressive young women in an Internet of Everything brainstorming session and aspeed mentoring activity.   The enthusiasm that these incredibly […]

May 19, 2014

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Cisco Live Kicks Off and the “IoE Machine” Comes Alive!

Cisco Live kicked off this morning with more than 20,000 attendees storming the streets of San Francisco and the Moscone Convention Center. I am so excited to be hosting Cisco Live again this year – especially because it’s the 25th Anniversary of this event, and this year we’re back in the city that inspired our […]

May 13, 2014

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Cisco GMCC Team – My Gratitude

I would like to personally thank the entire Global Marketing and Corporate Communications team at Cisco for the amazing work they do! Because of their tenacity, creativity and dedication to elevating Cisco’s brand throughout 2013, I accepted the Marketer of the Year award for Brand Building on behalf of our team at last week’s Marketers […]

May 12, 2014

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IoE Takes to the Highway (and not how you think!) to Transform Marketing

You’ve heard us talk a lot about the major value at stake – or increased revenue and reduced business costs – around the Internet of Everything (IoE) for the public sector and various industries including retail, healthcare and manufacturing. But what about the one nearest and dearest to my heart — the marketing and advertising […]

April 24, 2014

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Celebrating Girls in Technology – The Power of Mentorship

Today is International Girls in ICT Day and Cisco has been celebrating all month long by hosting fun and instructive mentoring events that have been designed to help to...

April 10, 2014

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San Jose Students Harness Wind Energy

From world premier sailboat racing to wind surfing to flying kites in the park, young men and women in the Bay Area grow up using wind energy in creative and exciting ways. But since early January, teams of students have been challenged with an even bigger task: “Harnessing the Wind” to move water. These days, […]