Lauren Cooney

Sr. Director, Strategic Programs

Chief Technology & Architecture Office

Lauren Cooney has over fifteen years experience creating, building and leading high-growth businesses, platforms and developer communities for multiple Fortune 500 companies including BEA Systems (now Oracle), IBM, Microsoft and Cisco Systems, where she has led product management, Open Source, product marketing, developer strategy and new business model creation.

Cooney has recently taken on an executive leadership role at Cisco driving Open Source Strategy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math, inclusive of Women in Technology) for the CTO Office. She is passionate about continuous education, new open technologies and solutions and driving amazing end-user experiences for customers, partners and developers, as well as further enabling technical education across multiple boundaries and making it freely accessible to all.

The Huffington Post and Business Insider have recognized Cooney as a top leader in enterprise software and cloud industries. She frequently speaks at conferences and events and works closely with customers, partners, developers, investors, press and analysts on multiple topics.

Lauren focuses on user trends and seeing how technology can adapt to users in new ways, whether it be conventional or not. You can follow her on Twitter (www.twitter.com/lcooney), SlideShare (www.slideshare.net/laurencooney) or find her on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/laurencooney).


April 6, 2016



6 min read

Written by David Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, and Maciek Konstantynowicz, Distinguished Engineer; Chief Technology & Architecture Office For those that don’t want all the gory details, this is a short version of the longer blog conversation that can be found here. The longer blog goes into quite a bit of detail on the technology; […]

March 15, 2016


Cisco Open Source at ONS!

1 min read

Cisco is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Open Networking Summit being held this week in Santa Clara. The focus of this year’s conference is, “A New Era of Open Source Networking” and we think it’s quite fitting given the amount of investment the community has made this year in some amazing Open […]