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Liz Centoni

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Internet of Things (IoT) Business Group

Liz Centoni is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Internet of Things (IoT) Business Group. She sets the business and engineering direction, strategy, solutions, and priorities for the company's IoT business.

Prior to her current role, Liz was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cisco's Computing Systems Product Group, which includes the flagship Unified Computing Services (UCS) and HyperFlex product families. Liz has also been Vice President of Engineering Strategy and Portfolio Planning. As a key member of the engineering leadership team, she was responsible for shaping, guiding and managing Cisco's engineering strategy and execution across the company's routing, switching, security, mobility, video, collaboration, data center and cloud offerings. She has also served as Vice President/General Manager of the Service Provider Access Group where she led strategy, marketing direction and engineering efforts to grow Cisco's portfolio of Carrier Ethernet Access solutions.

Since joining Cisco in 2000, Liz has a strong track record in various engineering roles where she was instrumental in bringing to market industry-leading products and managing global teams.

Mentorship, talent development and leadership are an important priority for Liz and she is an active mentor and sponsor of underrepresented groups. She launched the Women in Engineering Leadership Forum at Cisco and is the Cisco Global Executive Sponsor for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Liz is a proud recipient of the YWCA 2015 TWIN award, Cloud NOW 2015 Top 10 Women in Cloud award, and Million Women Mentors 2015 Mentor of the Year award.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Physics and Math from University of Mumbai.

Articles

October 17, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

How 5G Will Accelerate Industrial IoT

With its higher data rate, ultra-reliable and lower latency connectivity, along with the massive scale of machine-to-machine communication, 5G carries enormous potential.

June 6, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Securing the internet of things: Cisco announces intent to acquire Sentryo

When the term ‘The Internet of Things’ was first coined in the 90’s, it was used to describe a range of interconnected sensors gathering information about the real world. Today,...

The Digital Factory, Open For Business

At Cisco, we know that manufacturing innovation depends first and foremost on a secure and reliable network, one that enables you to deliver IoT at scale.

September 25, 2017

DATA CENTER

Now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

We are now taking orders for Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack, offering customers a powerful cloud-ready solution that gives them full control over how they manage data, governance, security and performance. We combined Microsoft’s robust Azure cloud platform with Cisco’s UCS server platform that is designed for cloud workloads, providing customers and partners […]

August 21, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco’s Intent to Acquire Springpath – Taking a Leap Forward in Hyperconvergence

Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Springpath, Inc., a leader in hyperconvergence software based in Sunnyvale, Calif.

June 13, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

60,000 Cisco UCS Customers and Counting

They said we were crazy. Back in 2009, when we unveiled the Cisco Unified Computing System, industry pundits – namely our competitors in the server market – said we’d overreached in a technology arena we knew little about. What we introduced was an innovative solution that unified compute, network, storage access, management and virtualization into […]

February 9, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Enterprises need a scalable, flexible hybrid cloud solution that 1) responds with agility and ease, 2) is simple-to-manage, and 3) scales on demand, while retaining on-premise benefits. Where you are on your cloud journey may vary, but what’s clear is that it’s a hybrid IT journey. Cisco is accelerating hybrid cloud adoption by gearing up […]

November 1, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Active Data Demands Agile Infrastructure

By now, we’ve all heard the estimate that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected. Some estimates are higher, some lower, but we can all agree…it’s a lot. What we know and can see is that more data is being generated today than ever before. And the nature of the data is changing. It’s […]

January 6, 2016

LIFE AT CISCO

3 Things to Look For When Choosing a Company

Recently I had the opportunity to talk to a group of students who had a decision to make. They had...