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Chris Osika

Senior Director, Global Lead

Service Provider Practice Internet Business Solutions Group

Chris Osika is senior director and global lead for the Service Provider Practice, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), the company’s global consultancy. With more than 20 years of international consulting experience with communications, high-tech, and media clients, Osika is the perfect partner for service providers (SPs). His mission is to catalyze and grow the SP marketplace by helping SPs adopt new business models based on disruptive strategies such as cloud computing, video collaboration, and the fusing of the home and mobile experience. “Our aim goes beyond helping leading SPs to compete more effectively,” he says. “Our intention is to move the SP marketplace ahead as a whole.”

Osika and his team are focused on establishing go-to-market plans for cloud computing, which provides SPs a new and rapidly growing market for managed services. On the consumer front, the emphasis is on fusing mobile and in-home experiences to create “ubiquity” that extends across networks, devices, and applications—providing the next generation of entertainment, productivity, collaboration, and monitoring solutions that will effectively change consumers’ lives. Finally, Osika is focused on developing new business models that allow SPs to create new sources of value.

Osika holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As a devoted father who stays connected to every aspect of his own busy life, Osika has both a professional and personal stake in making cloud computing and ubiquitous presence a reality.

Articles

November 28, 2012

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Six Projects To Move Enterprises Toward the Clouds

By Uwe Lambrette, Director, IBSG Service Provider How exactly is the enterprise migration to the clouds progressing? In 2010, the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) sought answers in a wide-ranging survey. At the time, the path to cloud was just beginning for many enterprises. Today, with cloud evolution accelerating into an increasingly essential process, […]

November 20, 2012

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco Pilot Proves the Value of CDN Federations

By Marc Latouche, Manager, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Service Provider As more and more video traffic streams across service provider (SP) networks, many SPs are deploying content delivery networks (CDNs). In addition to supporting their own operations, these CDNs provide a viable commercial alternative — or complement — to pure-play CDNs (such as […]