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Chris White

Senior Vice President

IoT Global Sales

Chris White is Senior Vice President for Internet of Things (IoT) Global Sales. He is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, solutions, and global sales for Cisco’s industry-leading IoT growth initiative.

A passionate change agent, Chris believes companies must act now and transform to compete in an ever-changing digital world. As everything becomes connected, “we are facing the biggest transition ever in technology during our lifetime,” Chris noted speaking at digital business industry events including TEDxOrangeCoast2014 and the Internet of Things World Forum 2015.

In his two decades working for Cisco, Chris has built a track record of launching new businesses and building them into market leaders. In his current role, he transformed five Cisco business units into Cisco’s market-leading Internet of Everything growth initiative, building Cisco’s number one market share in sports and entertainment solutions, and creating Cisco’s fast-growing Internet of Things solutions business.

As Cisco’s vice president of emerging technologies, Chris incubated and launched a number of technologies, including building Cisco’s Smart Grid solutions into a global market leader by helping companies manage energy more efficiently.

While serving as Cisco’s vice president of globalization, Chris pioneered Cisco’s globalization strategy from his base in Bangalore, India, setting up support for Cisco’s growth engine in emerging countries, and forming important new partnerships with Wipro, Infosys, and Tata.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Kingston University in Kingston-upon Thames, London. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

He lives in Southern California with his wife, Trish, and children, Elle and Alec.

Follow Chris on Twitter @chriswhiteusa, and read his perspectives on Cisco's The Platform (news and executive insights).

Articles

January 23, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Football to Football – Transforming the Fan Experience

With all eyes in the United States centered squarely on the Big Game coming up in a few weeks – the first time ever that it will be played in a cold weather environment – we have turned our attention to another type of football, one played the world over. On Tuesday, the Norwegian Professional […]

October 4, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Sports & Entertainment, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Everything

I am very excited to transition into the GM role for the Cisco Sports & Entertainment Solutions Group (SESG).  It’s an incredible time for this industry, as stadiums around the world transform the fan experience via technology. This transformation has been on display this past week in Australia, where the Sydney Cricket Ground announced they […]