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Kathy English

Former Cisco Global Sr. Director, Global Data Center Marketing Programs

No Longer with Cisco

Kathy English brings more than 25 years of IT marketing, product management, healthcare business and industry marketing experience to Cisco's Go-to-Market team. During her tenure at Cisco, Kathy has led the team focused on healthcare industry solutions marketing, expanded her role to cover Public Sector Segment Marketing and most recently, covered all vertical industry markets strategies, plans and programs. Today, Kathy leads the Data Center Go to Market team. In this role, Kathy and her team develop GTM marketing strategies, plans and plays that will accelerate customer, influencer and partner adoption of Cisco's Data Center solutions, services and Capital portfolio. Kathy, her husband, Mark and Maltese puppy, Sophia, live in Santa Clara where she is very close to our corporate office.Her husband is Italian and a rock guitar playing musician while Kathy opts for the more classical approach to music by playing the flute and saxophone.Her Registered Nursing license drives her to keep all of us focused on good health and work/life balance!

Prior to joining Cisco, Kathy was employed by Medsphere as the Vice President of Product Management and, after establishing the product management team expanded her responsibilities to manage the product development and quality assurance groups. With Medsphere, she established the open roadmap, interoperability strategy and an open development approach for one of few open source strategies for healthcare Electronic Health Record's. Prior to joining Medsphere, Kathy was SVP of Product Management and Marketing at Picis, a venture backed clinical information solution company. During her ten year tenure at Picis, she spearheaded global product direction and was instrumental in creating, defining and delivering solutions surrounding "automation of the critical care continuum" and "total perioperative automation" which further evolved into "high acuity automation". Along with the strategy, Kathy was responsible for detailing the integration plan after acquisition of two new interdependent software packages and driving the package to partners such as GE Healthcare and Siemens (EU). Prior to Picis, she was the product manager of clinical systems at Compucare (now QuadraMed). Earlier in her career, Kathy held sales and marketing positions at a Fortune 500 healthcare company known as Support Systems International (now HillRom), a division of Hillenbrand Industries.

Kathy earned a degree in Nursing from George Mason University and has over seven years of experience in patient care and nursing management in critical care, surgery and oncology. Her nursing experience consisted of bedside care delivery for patient’s in the high acuity areas of the hospital in both large teaching facilities (INOVA Health Systems) and community hospitals (Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center). Her critical care experience included emergency, neonatal, trauma and cardiac focused environments. In addition to bedside care, Kathy held charge nurse roles as well as participated in the hospitals’ standards committee to define the critical care aspect of the Nursing standards of care and policy. Kathy’s bedside care delivery occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s and Kathy has remained engaged with the nursing community through on site visits, observation and validation as part of the requirements gathering for nursing workflow automation solutions. Kathy is a member of CARING, an active blogger and subscribes to a number of nursing list serves.

Articles

September 23, 2015

GOVERNMENT

#WednesdayWalkabout Series: Health Tech, Coming Soon to a Location Near You

Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp Digital Health Wave Here we are, now in the digital age. Blah blah, you know that already. But while we all sit around with our smart...

Tell the Video Monitor “Ahh”: High Tech Healthcare Serves Patients

With all the frenzied fanfare normally surrounding the debut of new Apple products, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were recently introduced to the masses. And though these new phones were the big news of the day for the technology giant, the Apple Watch is what the healthcare industry has its eyes on. Released […]

April 29, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Cloud Delivers a Better Experience for the Connected Athlete through the Internet of Everything

In the world of sports, becoming the fiercest competitor possible is the name of the game. Today, the intersection of cloud technology and smart sports equipment is helping athletes and para-athletes perform at a world-class level. As a techie, you might admire the new shock absorbers built for downhill skis so paraplegics can hurl down […]

February 26, 2014

HEALTHCARE

Summary: Healthcare in the Cloud and the Benefits of Analyzing Patient Data

The Internet of Everything is altering not only our personal lives, but also business practices across every major industry – healthcare included. From telehealth to increasing caregiver efficiency to data sharing, the IoE enables opportunities for improvement. But with these new connections and advances in healthcare technology, many physicians and healthcare professionals are skeptical of […]

February 26, 2014

DATA CENTER

Healthcare in the Cloud: Benefits of Analyzing Patient Data

The Internet of Everything is altering not only our personal lives, but also business practices across every major industry – healthcare included. From telehealth to increasing caregiver efficiency to data sharing, the IoE enables opportunities for improvement. But with these new connections and advances in healthcare technology, many physicians and healthcare professionals are skeptical of […]

November 21, 2013

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Internet of Everything Connects Customers to Shipping Logistics, One Package at a Time

The most wonderful time of year is upon us. With the holidays just around the corner, many will be crossing off wish lists by shopping via their laptop, tablet or smartphone. Last year I was one of those that waited until the last minute to shop for the holidays and by the time I arrived […]

October 29, 2013

HEALTHCARE

What Moving to the Cloud Means for Healthcare Organizations

This marks the 32nd year I’ve worked in healthcare. It doesn’t seem like very long ago that I worked as a registered nurse, caring for critically ill patients. Although I’m no longer working at a patient’s bedside, today’s healthcare organizations continue to put patient care first – starting with transformation in healthcare technology. Due to […]

June 6, 2013

HEALTHCARE

Moving Patient Care Forward

When entering a hospital today, you’ll find a familiar and reassuring sight: hospital staff dedicated to physically monitoring and comforting patients who are confused or agitated, at risk for falls, wandering, and so on. While absolutely necessary, having a patient under constant monitoring by hospital employees, or nonhospital “patient sitters,” can lead to skyrocketing costs. […]