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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.

Articles

February 15, 2017

INNOVATION

New Reference Architecture Is a Leap Forward for Fog Computing

As fog computing accelerates in the Internet of Things, a new Reference Architecture provides a framework for a unified approach.

December 7, 2016

INNOVATION

OpenFog Consortium: It’s Been a Very Good Year

OpenFog's First Year: check the highlights across industries and academia around the world.

October 27, 2016

INNOVATION

Happy Birthday, OpenFog Consortium! New Alliance Accelerates Fog Technology Development

As we approach the first anniversary of the Open Fog Consortium, I am proud of the strides we have made in building a diverse community dedicated to an open, collaborative approach to fog computing technology. Just this week, OpenFog and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) announced a new strategic agreement aimed at accelerating development of fog […]

August 15, 2016

INNOVATION

OpenFog Consortium Is Picking Up Steam

Last November, I was proud to represent Cisco as we joined with five other founding companies and academic organizations to form the OpenFog Consortium. We knew the time was right to accelerate the deployment of fog technologies in the Internet of Things (IoT). The time was right indeed. We caught a groundswell of interest, and […]

February 23, 2016

INNOVATION

Huge Opportunities for Service Providers at the Intersection of Fog and Mobility

I have the privilege of being in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress. With nearly 100,000 attendees and an impressive conference agenda, it’s a week packed with not only ideas and innovation, but with interactions with leaders, startups, disruptors, and other major players in mobile technology. The topic of mobility continues to dominate and […]

December 5, 2015

INNOVATION

OpenFog Consortium Gains Momentum as Fog Picks Up Steam

This week, I’m joining leaders from industry, academia, and government at the Internet of Things World Forum (#IoTWF) in Dubai, and fog computing is a hot topic in many of our discussions. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more pervasive in our homes, cars, city services, and across industries, fog computing will become an […]

November 19, 2015

INNOVATION

OpenFog Consortium: An Ecosystem to Accelerate End-to-End IoT Solutions

Over the past several months, I have been privileged to represent Cisco in working with other industry and academic partners to form the OpenFog Consortium, which was announced earlier today. You can learn more in the press release about what this new organization is, but I want to focus on why such an organization is […]

September 10, 2015

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Drones and the Internet of Everything: Where Does Cisco Fit?

Earlier this summer I was privileged to be the closing keynote speaker at the UTM Convention, sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Silicon Valley chapter. The convention took place at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, and focused on the unmanned-vehicle traffic management (UTM) aspect of drones. You might be thinking, […]