Joel Conover

No Longer with Cisco

As Director of Industry Marketing at Cisco, Joel leads the Private Sector Marketing function at Cisco, and is responsible for understanding and addressing the unique needs of customers in Manufacturing, Retail, and Financial Services industries. His organization helps industry customers envision the future and harness the transformative power of the network.

Conover is a seasoned industry professional with over 18 years of experience. He has published thousands of research notes, technology reviews, and business articles in print and on-line. He holds bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and works from his Cisco Virtual Office in De Pere, WI.


November 16, 2015


IT Innovation Transforms Education at Qatar University

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Last week while trapped in the confines of seat 22A, I re-read “Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption Is Redefining Industries”.  This paper is full of interesting insights on how digital technology is changing the competitive landscape for every industry.  If you haven’t read it – grab a copy and keep it handy for for your […]

August 19, 2015


The Evolution of Networking Software

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As a long time networking veteran, I’ve watched our industry change and respond to a wide variety of disruptive changes. I remember PictureTel ISDN videoconferences on the IBM PC. Then came  IP video conferencing in the early ’90s.  Things picked up 1991, when Microsoft launched Windows Media Player 1.0. Though Windows Media Player and Microsoft […]