Guy Diedrich, Ph.D

VP, Global Innovation Officer

Office of the Executive Chairman, Cisco

Dr. Guy Diedrich is a member of Cisco’s Office of the Executive Chairman, contributing to Cisco’s Country Digitization Acceleration. He is currently working with government and industry leaders in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas to digitize the public and

private sectors in order to increase GDP, create millions of next-generation jobs, and develop sustainable innovation ecosystems.

Prior to his current role at Cisco Systems, Dr. Diedrich was a Vice Chancellor at the Texas A&M University System, where he was responsible for research, commercialization, federal government relations, state government relations and strategic initiatives.

Before joining Texas A&M, Dr. Diedrich served as President and CEO of GRA Inc., a software development and consulting company that he co-founded and grew from a start-up to a firm employing more than 130 professionals. The company was sold to a publicly-traded technology company.

Dr. Diedrich holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge (Kings College) and a Ph.D. from Swansea University where he studied the economics of trust in organizations.

He is a published author in cost accounting and medical psychology, and has worked extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East for more than two decades.


September 15, 2021


Transforming Digital Policing in New Zealand with Webex

With investment from Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program, the New Zealand Police were able to leverage Webex to create operational resiliency and respond to incidents in real-time. #CiscoCDA

January 27, 2020


Cisco’s new Cybersecurity Co-Innovation Center inside one of Europe’s most famous museums

Italy’s largest science and technology museum has a new addition to its elaborate exhibitions of artefacts and art. Thanks to our collaboration with the Italian Government and an investment through our Cisco Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program, Milan’s Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science & Technology is now home to our newest Co-Innovation Center – […]

Cisco and TomTom Teaming up to Build Safer, Less Congested Roads

Cisco teams up with Europe’s leading in-vehicle navigation system, TomTom, to digitize the world’s highways, creating safer and less congested roads