Cecile Willems

Director, Global Public Sector

Global Sales Organization

Before moving to the United States two years ago, she was leading the Public Sector Operation in Germany driving and developing the concept of “Connected Germany” and the vision on how Cisco can contribute to the transformation of Germany. Since she started with Cisco in 2000 in Channels, she’s driven results with leadership responsibilities for Strategic System Integrators, Service Providers and Managed Service Partners. She was also leading Banking & Insurance for Cisco Germany.

With her background of Music and Marketing studies and a track record in the IT-Industry, she is able to contribute on a broader perspective towards the relevance of technology in the transformation of society and the relevant topics going forward.


September 2, 2016


Cruising to Safer, Smarter Streets

Start Your Engines: Considering all the benefits emerging with the technology innovations of the digital age, it’s surprising that we see few changes to roadways, streets and vehicles that truly improve the driver experience and make roads safer. As a German, I more than appreciate the beauty of good driving. But how can we truly leverage innovative change and […]

June 16, 2016


#TransformationThursday: Smarter Solutions for Healthier Communities

Technology for the People: Being a German native and given my personal and professional commitment to helping those who commit their lives to public service, this particular topic of innovation is near and dear to my heart. It’s all about the end user – the patient, the care provider or the facility administrator – not […]

December 9, 2015


#WednesdayWalkabout Series: The Smart City Revolution

Co-authored with Munish Khetrapal Upping Your Livability Index As cities and countries around the globe are facing an onslaught of new and confusing challenges such as urban sprawl, safety and...

September 16, 2015


#WednesdayWalkabout Series: Special Edition

Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp We interrupt this program for a special message This week we kicked off our presence at some exciting events to discuss ongoing issues facing city, country,...

August 5, 2015



Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp Work Day Journey for the Digital Citizen Wake up. Get ready for the day. Hurry up to…wait in traffic? According to the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

#SmartConnectedCity Series: IoE-fficiency through Interactive Citizen Services

One of the key themes that emerged this year from local government leaders at the New Cities Summit is that citizen engagement is a critical component to make our cities better. This theme was reiterated over and over throughout the sessions to really underscore its importance: more effective citizen engagement leads to better outcomes for […]