Dan Kent


Public Sector Engineering & CTO

Mr. Kent is the Public Sector Sr. Director of Systems Engineering & Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the sales engineering team and driving Cisco’s technology strategy in the Public Sector.

Working with partners and customers alike, his team assists governments (State, Local and Federal), and education institutions leverage technologies to effectively meet mission/ business needs. Currently, his team is focusing on integrating technologies like virtualization & cloud computing, core networking, cybersecurity and collaboration tools into the Public Sector market.

Prior to this role, he served as the PS Director of Solutions and 5 years as the Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Federal leading a team of 175 engineers focused on the design and deployment of integrated, enterprise communication and network platforms.

Mr. Kent has been active in the Public Sector communications field for over 20 years. Mr. Kent’s prior positions include ten years at Nortel Networks as the Director of Engineering and as a senior consulting engineer for Network Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Kent is a graduate of the University of Maine and holds a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins University.


February 27, 2014


National Cybersecurity Center for Excellence: A Promising Fortress

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It is one thing to recognize cyber threats and their potential to disrupt entire companies, agencies and institutions. It is another thing to do something about it. In light of recent threats we cannot sit still and wait for the next one. On February 18, I was honored to join Governor O’Malley, Senator Mikulski, NIST […]

March 5, 2014


IoE’s Promise for the Public Sector

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Internet of Everything (IoE) is touted as the next big thing in 2014. Tech pundits, Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs and government officials predict that Internet of Everything will be a “multi-trillion dollar business,” which has the potential to transform our physical world with a variety of remotely operated objects. Cisco predicts some 25 billion devices […]

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