Cliff Thomas

Managing Director

Cisco Smart+Connected Communities

Cliff Thomas is a Managing Director leading business development, route-to-market efforts and sales in the Americas for the Cisco Smart+ Connected Communities (S+CC) initiative --focusing on intelligent urbanization.

His global team is responsible for developing business strategies that create new routes to market through joint ventures, new revenue-share models, public-private partnerships and business acceleration for Cisco clients, for governments, and for an ecosystem of partners. The approach leverages Cisco S+CC solutions, which include Real Estate, Education, Physical Safety & Security, Health & Wellness, Transportation, Residential, Retail, Hospitality, Sports & Entertainment, Utilities and Government.

Cliff Thomas has 25+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including management consulting and a successful venture in technology services. With 16 years at Cisco in various sales, business development and global leadership roles, he brings both breadth and depth to his integral role on the S+CC team -- a team focused on entering and scaling new market opportunities.

Cliff graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and minor in Economics. He also completed additional engineering thesis work on Pneumatic Wave Energy Conversion at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a focus on sustainability. Cliff lives in New York with his family.


September 9, 2015


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