Helder Antunes

Senior Director

Corporate Strategic Innovations Group

Helder Antunes is a Senior Director in Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovations Group. As a member of Cisco’s Chief Technology & Strategy Office, Antunes is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. He helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and incubation of new technologies.

Before joining Cisco, Antunes worked in various Silicon Valley startups. As a leader, he has earned a reputation for exceeding expected results through relentless and methodical execution and building exceptional teams to identify solutions that address complex global challenges.

Outside of Cisco, Antunes is also a General Partner at Pereira Ventures and a counselor to the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal. Antunes has received many awards for his work at Cisco and with the Portuguese government, and is a much-sought-after speaker for various innovation, IoT and security related topics.


June 8, 2018


Blockchain and Fog: Made for Each Other

An increasingly distributed computing environment demands an equally distributed security and trust solution: fog, meet blockchain!

May 18, 2018


The ‘Minutes’ Are In: OpenFog Consortium Members’ Meeting

What a great experience last week. OpenFog members descended on Cupertino, California from the U.S., Europe, and Asia to attend our second members’ meeting of the year. Here's a recap.

May 11, 2018


How We Use Fog Computing: Vertical Markets, Use Cases, and Applications

To develop an effective technology architecture for fog computing, you need a clear understanding of how it’s used. Guest blogger Chuck Byers, shares his cohesive, industry-wide approach to fog technology.

March 21, 2018


Fog Powers Advanced Capabilities All the Way from Cloud to Edge

Is fog just another word for edge? Not at all—fog is so much more, extending advanced cloud capabilities all the way to edge devices.

February 27, 2018


OpenFog Sharpens Focus on Interoperability and Growing Global Footprint

The latest OpenFog Consortium members meeting in Hong Kong is proof of the growing impact of fog computing around the world.

January 16, 2018


Year in Review: Charting a Path Through the Fog

2017 was a banner year for fog computing and networking. From the OpenFog Reference Architecture to the first industry conference dedicated to fog, see how this pivotal technology is maturing.

October 26, 2017


New Fog Standards Initiative Will Accelerate Digital Transformation

A new initiative to develop standards for fog computing and network will accelerate IoT adoption and digital transformation.

October 24, 2017


Fog Computing Grows Up: FogWorld Congress Highlights Maturing Distributed Cloud Technology

What has 75 speakers, 55 sessions, 4 tracks and a Fog Tank? Helder Antunes gives a preview of FogWorld Congress.