Avatar

Clara Alvarado

Solutions Marketing Manager

Clara Alvarado is Cisco’s Solutions Marketing Manager for Applications Enablement and Management portfolio for the Internet of Things group. In that position she develops the strategy and requirements for the programs and initiatives needed to successfully execute on the strategy, ensure the alignment of the channels, sales, technical operations and support teams, and serves as a liaison between Cisco’s IoT Business Group, customers, partners and sales teams.

Clara joined Cisco in 2007 as Marketing Operations Manager for Latin America. Then moved to lead the Collaboration Solution portfolio in Emerging Markets and recently to corporate marketing where she has been responsible for strategy, sales enablement and demand generation projects around cloud and joint marketing activities with strategic ecosystem partners.

Prior to Cisco, Clara Alvarado held several roles in marketing and business development in in companies such Lucent Technology, Avaya and Emerson Electric. She holds a BS in Electronic Engineer form Universidad Javeriana, a MBA from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and a Competitive Strategic Marketing Diploma from Wharton Business School.

Articles

Cisco Demonstrating Solutions for a variety of utilities needs at DistribuTECH

The theme of Cisco during its 6th participation in Distributech will be “Providing powerful networks for the world’s most critical infrastructures”, and that is exactly what the demos in our booth will be… Field Area Networks The Cisco vision for the Field Area Network (FAN) is to help enable pervasive monitoring and control of energy […]

October 6, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

IoTWF Hackathon in Chicago: Inviting Dreamers to #IoTWFHack

Imagine a world where inanimate objects have the chance to speak. A machine could tell a manager that her employees were in danger because its parts are aging. Imagine a world where objects can speak to one another to make you  and the environment safer, to transport you faster, to make industries more productive and […]

Success for Cisco at Yokogawa Users Conference

  Last week Cisco participated in the Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, TX. In this, our first year’s participation in the event, we showed our new offers on the exhibit floor : Secure Ops and Collaborative Operations for the Oil and Gas industry. Serhii Konovalov, Global lead for […]

Security and Collaboration – Top of mind for IT and OT (Operational Technologies) professionals

During the past ENTELEC event held in Houston, I had the opportunity to chat with Shawn Birch – Partner Development Consultant At Tait Communications to ask him about his impressions of the shows and what would be the key care-abouts of IT people during this Oil and Gas event. Tait Communications is a multinational global […]

Cisco IOx in Cisco Live 2014: Showcasing “fog computing” at work

Developers, IT managers, CIOs, Networking gurus, operational technologists in the manufacturing, transportation, energy and other industries have been bombarded lately with many concepts, news and visions about M2M, #IoT, #IoE, Digital Enterprise and more. Well, Cisco is doing more than just talking. During Cisco Live in San Francisco (#CLUS): we are showcasing, presenting and enabling […]

I am meeting old colleagues again. Are you?

Recently I have join the Internet of Things (IOT) Solutions Marketing team, supporting the oil, gas and mining industries and suddenly in my new role I am meeting with old pals from oil, gas and mining industries again, finding them in different events, conversations, and blogs that just some months ago I would never had […]