Brad Saffer

Global Education Lead

Cisco Industry Solutions

Brad Saffer is the Global Education Lead on the Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group, leading Cisco’s global strategy and business development for K12 and Higher Education. In this role he advises customers, develops and operates go-to-market programs, drives thought leadership and supports field and partner sellers. Brad has 25+ years of experience in the education sector that includes 7 years as a teacher, administrator, coach, and advisor. Prior to Cisco he spent 15 years at Oracle where, among other roles, he led business development and strategy for its Higher Education practice. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and French from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.


May 9, 2023


Cisco Thanks Our Teachers Across the Globe

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we at Cisco want to send a big THANK YOU to teachers around the global who do so much for our students and our communities! At Cisco, we value our partnership with teachers and are proud to support them with innovative programs that help them leverage technology to […]

February 16, 2023


Cisco Named a Leader in Collaboration Tools for Education

Cisco was recently named a Leader in the first IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Collaboration Tools for Education. Read the excerpt,

November 17, 2022


Why a new approach to security is needed in education

While data breaches are common across all industries, the risk for education is particularly acute given the sensitivity of students, faculty, staff, and research data. Learn more about what you can do to address your education institution’s security needs.

August 5, 2022


Digital Transformation at the University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide CIO shares lessons learned when creating transformative change shifting from service provider to business enabler.

June 23, 2022


Digital Transformation at UMBC – How the pandemic created an opportunity to reimagine student services

Learn how UMBC digitized student orientation and advising allowing them to deliver services remotely, drove efficiency, improved service delivery and yielded superior student, faculty and staff satisfaction.

Associate Experience in Retail

The tight labor market is forcing retailers to completely rethink the employee experience. Much like customers who now expect a seamless, digital experience when shopping, retail associates expect and demand the same kind of digital experiences in their interactions with their employers.

December 16, 2021


The Future of Student Services is Hybrid

As with teaching and learning, the pandemic has forced institutions to rapidly adopt virtual delivery of student services. They must make hybrid service delivery the standard to meet the needs and preferences of students, parents, faculty and staff.