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Hilton Romanski

Senior Vice President

Chief Strategy Officer

In his role as Cisco's Chief Strategy Officer, Hilton Romanski is responsible for shaping Cisco’s corporate strategy and applying tools that allow Cisco to anticipate and lead market transitions. Hilton oversees Cisco’s $2 billion venture and private equity investment portfolio, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, the integration of new business models, and fostering disruptive innovations.

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August 30, 2018

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Hilton Romanski Embracing Disruption, Redefining Cisco’s Approach

Hilton Romanski elaborates on Cisco's innovation strategy and how the company embraces disruption.

October 19, 2017

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Cisco’s 200th Acquisition— a Tradition of Advancement, Disruption and Growth

Cisco’s ability to successfully acquire and integrate innovative companies is an industry gold standard. Today, this acquisition engine has achieved a major milestone with the announcement of Cisco’s 200th acquisition....

September 25, 2017

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CSO Women’s Professional Development Day: Celebrating 5 Years!

We recently celebrated our 5th Annual Women’s Professional Development Day on Thursday, August 31st, sponsored by Cisco’s Corporate Strategy Office (CSO). Our theme for this year’s event was Making Empowerment Happen. The invite-only event drew over 600 internal and external attendees, including members of the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network and employees from over 50 customers […]

May 19, 2017

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My Takeaway at the Bloomberg BreakAway and Milken Institute Summits

For CEOs and CFOs pursuing growth, market understanding and actionable insights, the Bloomberg BreakAway Annual Summit has been a key event to attend. I had the pleasure of participating in a energetic panel discussion on digital transformation culture at this year’s event in New York. Moderated by Bloomberg’s Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store […]

March 22, 2017

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Celebrating the Future of Cisco and AppDynamics

Today, I had the sincere honor to stand with leaders of AppDynamics to ring the Nasdaq opening bell. I can now say that AppDynamics and Cisco are one team. In ringing the bell, we celebrated the amazing company that the founders and leaders of AppDynamics created as well as a new era of innovation that […]

September 26, 2016

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CSO Women’s Development Day

Our 4th Annual CSO Women’s Professional Development Day, hosted by Cisco’s Corporate Strategy Office, was held in San Jose last week. Aimed at providing education, development and inspiration to employees from Cisco, customers and partners, this year’s event was incredibly well received, with over 450 attendees from 11 locations across the U.S. Events such as […]

September 10, 2015

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CSO Professional Women’s Day: The Power of “Story”

Growing up, my grandfather and I were very close.  As a boy and young man, I learned a lot about the world from the stories he would tell me on his porch in Chicago about his life growing up black in the segregated south, the lessons he learned trying to fit in when he moved […]

July 22, 2015

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Technicolor Acquires Cisco’s Connected Devices Division

Today, Technicolor announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Cisco to acquire our service provider video customer premises equipment (CPE) business for $600 million (or €550 million equivalent) in cash and stock. The companies also signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deliver next generation video and broadband solutions and services. More […]

June 30, 2015

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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS

Every day, more people, processes, data and things become connected. As this trend continues to grow exponentially, so too, do opportunities for security breaches and malicious threats. With an estimated 50 billion devices being connected by 2020, enterprise customers will face greater challenges in protecting their ever-expanding networks. To address these risks Cisco is focused […]