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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

March 18, 2020

EDUCATION

E-rate funding window extended through April 29

  Take advantage of the 20% increase for Funding Year 2020 Category 2 E-rate applications. On March 17, 2020 the FCC directed USAC to extend the E-rate Funding Year 2020 Form 471 application filing window through 11:59 PM Eastern time on April 29, 2020. More time for E-rate filing This means that schools who missed […]

February 8, 2020

EDUCATION

Use It or Lose It! 20% Increase for Funding Year 2020 Category 2 E-rate Applications

Maximize your E-rate dollars! Learn about recent changes and how they affect your district.

January 15, 2020

EDUCATION

E-rate Funding Year 2020 Opens: 3 Key Things to Know

Guest Author: Dan Leister, E-rate Manager Cisco U.S. Public Sector   On December 20th of last year, USAC announced the annual Form 471 filing window dates for E-rate Funding Year 2020 applications. This window opened January 15, 2020 and will close March 25, 2020, running for 70 days. But as you prepare your application, there […]

December 23, 2019

EDUCATION

Ransomware in Education: How to use your Network to Stay Ahead of Attacks

Ransomware and other cyberthreats are growing against Educational institutions. Find out how you can turn your network into a sensor to help turn the tide.

November 17, 2019

GOVERNMENT

Get Smart City “Smart” in Just 3 Simple Lessons

Your smart city initiative depends on understanding the why and how before you start. Get up to speed with this fast paced 3 part video lesson.

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 2020: 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

WE ARE 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.