Carol Shottes

Marketing Manager


Carol Shottes is a blogger for Innovation Center community and a marketing manager for IoE and Industries . Carol’s passion is to connect customers with their peers, sharing insights and advice about their own experiences with Cisco's innovations and solutions.

Prior to Cisco, Shottes worked at HP as a solutions marketing strategist.

"The roots of great innovation are never just in the technology itself. They are always in the wider historical context. They require new ways of seeing. As Einstein put it, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

From a 2011 New York Times column, "Where Are The Jobs?" by David Brooks, New York Times columnist


July 7, 2016


Harness the Power of Open Innovation with Cisco Innovation Centers at Cisco Live Las Vegas

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We will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada and joining more than 20,000 participants for Cisco’s annual customer event to share the story of how big ideas become solutions at Cisco Innovation Centers.

November 24, 2015


Preparation, Optimism, Goodness: 3 Pearls of Wisdom + 1 from the Conference for Women (2015) in Philadelphia

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Have you heard the expression, “People don’t remember what you say, they remember how you made them feel?”  Last week, I had the opportunity to participate with more than 8,000 women (80 from Cisco) — in a one-day conference sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. and other companies.  There were many amazing speakers who shared their […]

January 9, 2013


Customer Insight: Automotive Dealership Group saves $100,000 annually with Cisco Unified Data Center Solutions

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Are you in the market for a new car in this year? Automotive retailers compete for your business in one of the most competitive industries, so reducing infrastructure and operating costs is key to selling you a car at the price you want. Hendrick Automotive Group is the second largest privately held automotive retailer in […]