Gerod Carfantan

Lead Consultant

Cisco Consulting Services

As a Senior Manager at Cisco Consulting Services, Gerod is one of the main thought leaders at Cisco on how large enterprises and cloud service providers create and execute on their cloud and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) strategies.

Gerod has led consulting engagements with a number of enterprise and government accounts on cloud and ITaaS strategies, such as large US-based retailer (creating a “DevOps” delivery model for application platform services), a major state government (to align its IT functional organization and governance processes to a best-in-class service provider model) and a cable company (helping to merge its enterprise network operations as part of an acquisition).

He has also driven a number of high-profile cloud initiatives with Cloud Service Provider customers, including the cloud market entry and go-to-market strategy for one of Latin America’s largest regional companies, and helped one of Europe’s largest global telecommunications firms refine its cloud offer portfolio and customer adoption plan for the international multi-national corporation (MNC) market.

Gerod holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has spoken at a number of industry conferences, such as VMworld and is an active contributor to Cisco’s thought leadership for cloud, managed services, and IT-as-a-Service.


August 4, 2015


Bimodal IT Doesn’t Mean “No Governance”

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In my last post, I discussed Bimodal IT and how some enterprises are adopting it as a way to manage the tradeoffs between “keeping the lights on” and business agility. That’s not to say it’s easy. Operating bi-modally still requires proper planning and governance. And there are several reasons why.

July 21, 2015


Straddling the Fast and Slow Lanes

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IT organizations are struggling with how to maintain what they have while also reacting to the rapidly changing needs of the business. Some think this means “transforming” IT into a new, agile organization – instead, we can use “bimodal IT”. But what does it really mean?