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Brenda Germundson

Global Public Sector Marketing Lead

Global Industries Marketing

Brenda leads the Global Public Sector Marketing team at Cisco. She joined Cisco in 2007 as a brand protection program manager and has extensive experience within the public sector, specifically with respect to government and education. She holds a bachelor of science degree in social change and development – criminal justice and pre-law from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and a master’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Brenda was inducted into the International Honor Society of Business for her academic achievements.

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July 7, 2016

GOVERNMENT

#TransformationThursday: Asking the Right Questions

Too frequently we catch ourselves jumping straight to the solution, direct to the final outcome without first understanding the question or problem that requires said solution. But how do we plan the steps that must be taken, acquire the appropriate tools, or understand the journey itself until we ask ourselves (and others) the right questions?

July 22, 2015

GOVERNMENT

#WednesdayWalkabout Series Kickoff: The Internet of Everything and Tomorrow’s Digital Cities, Today

Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp It’s Here and It’s Happening Now As large populations shift to urban areas, cities are under tremendous pressure to compete economically and grow sustainably....

June 5, 2015

GOVERNMENT

Experience the Digital Community at Cisco Live

Cities, states, and other communities continue to face an increasing variety of challenges: traffic congestion, parking, public safety and security, waste and water management,...

October 31, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series: 2014 IACP Community Policing Awards

“Community policing is central to the success of the police mission as we provide quality services to, and build relationships with, our diverse communities.” IACP President Yost Zakhary I had the privilege of attending the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Community Policing awards last Sunday, and I can say firsthand that it […]

October 10, 2014

GOVERNMENT

#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Redefining Public Safety and Justice through IoE

Public safety and justice agencies around the world are facing the increasingly difficult challenge of dealing with shrinking resources. In the U.S., for example, results from a survey conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Major Cities Chiefs Association show an estimated 53 percent of U.S. counties are working with fewer staff […]

June 26, 2014

EDUCATION

#HigherEdThursdays – Reinventing the Educational Experience Through Collaboration

The landscape in higher education continues to change. In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics showing that college enrollment declined for the first time in six years in the fall of 2012. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/2013), and nearly half of Moody’s rated public and private universities were anticipating total enrollment declines in 2014 (Moody’s […]

June 11, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Cisco #SmartConnectedCity Series Kick-Off: Re-Defining the Citizen Experience through Technology and IoE

With the annual New Cities Summit coming up in Dallas, Texas, June 17-19,  we’re kicking off a new thought leadership blog series to explore the transformation of cities through the power of technology and the Internet of Everything (IoE). The series will feature posts with an in-depth look at the juncture of innovation in cities […]