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Kenn Dodson

Industry Expert + Author

US Industries

With a background in various industries that cross both public and private sector, Kenn brings a rare skills set to Cisco. His understanding of innovative technologies and how they can impact the daily lives of those who use them has led him to focus on the end goal of improving quality of life in our communities.

Kenn has served as a former instructor of design at Campbell University, holds a Master Degree and license in Landscape Architecture with experience in large scale government and private development projects, and is a former small business owner. Through these disparate skills, he has learned to tell the story of America’s Digital Transformation in a way understandable by all; by breaking down complicated concepts and architectures into more visually comprehensive images and narratives.

From Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Edge/Fog Computing, and Cloud Computing, Kenn offers a unique perspective to Cisco’s US Industries customers on how digitization can impact them for the better.

Once his work day is done, Kenn enjoys spending time with his wife in the beauty of Creation (hiking and gardening) and serving his community through various organizations by providing stewardship over their resources.

Articles

April 11, 2019

GOVERNMENT

The evolution of Smart Cities: big data, digital transportation, and smart policies

The smart cities movement continues to mature. Big data, digital transportation, and smart policies put “citizens first,” and the bridge connecting them is making unimaginable opportunities possible.

March 4, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Mardi Gras 2019: How the IoT is keeping it safe

It's Mardi Gras week in New Orleans and this year's celebration brings parades, parties - and a look at just how effective the IoT is in helping to keep it all safe.

February 20, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Street Smarts 101: 5 Best Practices for Transportation

Autonomous vehicles, drones and tunnels may grab headlines, but are they ready for prime time? A better approach: bringing connectivity to roadways. Here are five things communities can do better.

February 5, 2019

LIFE AT CISCO

The 3 Gifts: How Cisco Secretly Changes the World

Kenn shares how Cisco's technology and work/life balance enabled him to work from Thailand while his wife tended to ailing parents, and about giving back to the local community.

January 31, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Top 10 Smart City Trends for 2019

We take a look at the Top 10 Smart City Trends for 2019. Whether you’re a big city or small town, becoming smarter is well within your reach. Find out how.