Growing up with Sensors and Smart Devices: How will the Internet of Everything Impact Our Children?
"Growing up is never easy. You hold onto things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of...
Collaboration is Hot: What IT Professionals Can Learn at the Internet of Things World Forum
In partnership with our industry steering committee members and sponsors, Cisco will host the Internet of Things World Forum, to be held October 29–31 in Barcelona, Spain. This exclusive event will bring together business and global thought leaders from across industries, technologies, and geographies who are passionate about igniting innovation and accelerating the advancement of […]
Collaboration is Hot: Cisco IT Virtual Events Earns 2013 InformationWeek 500 Recognition
I am thrilled to announce that Cisco IT’s Virtual Events service has been selected by InformationWeek as one of the top 500 technology innovations in the U.S. for 2013. Specifically, Virtual Events came in at #152. It is always gratifying to receive industry recognition – both for the technology innovation as well as visibility for […]
Back to School: Transforming the Classroom with IoE
With students and teachers heading back to school, I’ve been thinking about when attended high school and college. For me, collaboration meant getting together with study groups, phone calls for homework help and office hours with teachers. For my two children – one a college junior and one college freshman – I have seen streaming […]
The Internet of Everything Connected Classroom Starts with Startups
When I think of a traditional elementary or secondary classroom, I think of colorful bulletin boards, desks, pencils and neat piles of books and paper. As students all over the country return back to school, it’s interesting to think about how the classrooms we enjoyed as students (back in the day!) have evolved to include […]
Collaboration and Summer Interns
We’re officially in the middle of summer and at Cisco IT that means we’re knee deep in our summer internship program. Working with the summer interns is one of the best parts of my job. I absolutely love our interns’ unbridled energy and enthusiasm. They are refreshing in their honesty and bring new ideas and […]
Partnering with Apple on BYOD and Great User Experience
I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by Apple for its Tech Talk series, taped at Apple’s Palo Alto retail store, on the topic of BYOD. What prompted the invitation to speak was Cisco’s substantial use of Apple devices – Cisco is one of the largest enterprise users of Apple products today across the […]
Why I Chose a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career
Recently I was asked by DeVry University, one of our Cisco customers, to participate in a video interview on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers for women. It gave me a reason to pause and reflect on my own career journey, what prompted my start in business and how that journey […]
Avoid the Commute Nightmare by Using Collaboration Technologies
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you know the top news story today is that employees of the Bay Area Rapid Transit, known as BART, have gone on strike, leaving commuters with no rapid transit options. BART is the country’s fifth busiest transit system and carries 400,000 riders on an average weekday.