Cynthia Temesi

Innovation Advisor

Country Digital Acceleration

Dr. Cynthia Temesi is Cisco’s Innovation Advisor within the Country Digital Acceleration Team at Cisco. Her primary role is to lead digital transformation activities within the Americas and sustainability strategy globally. Her passion is to help global leaders work in partnership with their ecosystem to re-imagine digital experiences for their customers. Through a holistic transformation framework, she encourages next generation business models that are enabled, expanded, and differentiated through technology. Tackling the climate crisis requires collaboration. If we are going to ‘move the needle’ in powering resilient economies and sustainable communities, the only way we are going to do so is together. She looks forward to more co-innovation as we deliver on Cisco’s mission and our own sustainability targets as well as supporting our customers through their journey.


April 11, 2017


Why Technology in the Classroom is About More Than Just the Tools

When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools. Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent […]

March 14, 2017


Mesa Public Schools Creates Vision for the Future

With 62,000 students, 10,000 employees and 87 schools, Mesa Public Schools in Arizona had a huge undertaking when looking to maximize the use of technology in the classroom. What started as a visioning process in partnership with Cisco, led to the comprehensive re-design of the district’s infrastructure a few years ago. Recently, the partnership with […]

December 20, 2016


Educational Transformation Through Vision Workshops: Rochester City School District

Last week, I wrote about a multi-phased approach that can be used by school districts to create a vision for the use of technology on their campuses and positively manage change within the district. Today, I want to specifically talk about one school district that used this vision planning process, Rochester City School District. Using […]

December 13, 2016


Educational Transformation: A Guide to Vision and Planning

Through the visioning process, you can work alongside educators, administration and students to pave the way for your district’s technology vision to become a reality.

August 11, 2016


Connecting Learning and Empowering Students: Education Trends in the US

Critical to workforce development, economic growth and the foundation of our future generation is the digitization of education.

January 19, 2015


#MLKDream – When Vision Becomes Reality

It is amazing how a vision can start, grow, morph and become a reality. Van White, President of The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and  Rochester City School District School Board President, had a vision, and he had a dream.  His dream was to bring together students from across the county to have […]