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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

January 4, 2018

GOVERNMENT

Top 10 Smart City Trends for 2018

Did you know that Smart Cities are poised to drive significant change in how we work, play and learn in 2018? Thanks to the explosion in big data analytics capabilities and mobile, real-time video/information sharing, historians may someday look back on this year as the fulcrum upon which technology and government fully meshed to turn […]

December 19, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Cisco Government Blogs awarded “Must-Read” status: Check out our Top 5 for 2017

Once again, Cisco Government blogs have been named a top “Must-Read” by industry leaders (including StateTech and FedTech magazines). From Smart Cities to Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation to Digital Acceleration, we’re honored to be recognized for our vision and thought leadership in both the State/Local and Federal spaces. So as 2017 comes to a close we […]

October 25, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Trick-Or-Treat? As Cybersecurity Month winds down, which will your agency pick?

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close and All Hallows’ Eve nears, it’s time for one last thought. And it is, appropriately, a dark one – the “Dark Web”. It is the graveyard of the Internet, a maze of death-filled tombs and twisted conjurings that are giving average, everyday people access to some pretty scary technology. […]

October 20, 2017

GOVERNMENT

124th IACP Underway: Law Enforcement Tech to be highlighted

Cisco is excited to be a Platinum Sponsor for the 124th Annual IACP Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia. Every year, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) brings together Law Enforcement leaders from around the nation to learn, network and problem solve about the hot topics in their industry. And this year’s theme, Solutions […]

September 14, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Will Driverless Cars Dream in Cisco Hues?

Google, Uber, Ford. They are the big names in driverless vehicles. But did you know Cisco is already empowering nearly every Connected Car on Earth? Through its cloud-based IoT platform, Jasper, Cisco has become a key player in Smart Car technology, helping Honda launch its connected car services across Europe and working with Hyundai to […]

June 7, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Parents in Prison: How Cisco is Helping Families Stay Connected

“When I was growing up in Indianapolis, we didn’t have a lot of money. We weren’t exactly poor, but then again, we never vacationed at Disneyland. Maybe Rock City . . . the Smoky Mountains – or Kings Island if we were lucky. But even then it was just for a weekend. So when our […]

May 16, 2017

GOVERNMENT

WannaCry Type Ransomware a Growing Threat: 5 Easy Steps to Protect Your Agency

It all started harmlessly enough. A pleasant sounding ping on her phone and a quick check of her email. But it then quickly descended into a weekend of worry. For people in both the public and private sector, cyber attack has become a potentially life-altering and seemingly unstoppable threat that is beginning to define our everyday […]