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Matt MacPherson

Chief Technology Officer, Wireless

Engineering - Innovation Labs

Matt MacPherson is Cisco’s Wireless CTO. Matt’s group has world-wide responsibility for Cisco’s Wireless thought leadership through analyzing technology and industry trends and providing direction to product and engineering teams.

The Wireless CTO team manages the innovation pipeline from idea to proof-of-concept, and eventually, to execution decisions. The team has strong insights into market evolution and disruptions in the start-up ecosystem. They ensure Cisco has the leading wireless portfolio through build, buy and partner strategies. Domains include driving strategy for both Service Provider and Enterprise markets for a broad range of wireless solutions across licensed, unlicensed and shared spectrum.

The Wireless CTO team engages at the executive level with customers and key technical influencers to partner and drive Cisco’s innovation activity. Matt’s team also works directly with Cisco’s world-class development engineering group for prototyping new technologies.

Through board of directors and workgroups, the team takes a strong leadership role in defining industry standards. Matt sits on the Board of Directors for the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the CBRS Alliance, and his team participates in standards groups for Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA), GSMA, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and IEEE.

Matt joined Cisco in 1995 and has driven multiple service provider collaborations and strategic alliances. Prior to Cisco, he spent 11 years developing communication and control systems at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – the high-energy physics particle research facility. Matt holds a Master’s Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering and Systems.

Articles

December 5, 2019

WIRELESS AND MOBILITY

How Wi-Fi 6 overcame one of the toughest wireless environments on the planet

Mettis Aerospace has been at the forefront of metallurgical innovation for over 80 years, and now relies on network connected sensors, cameras, and robotics to manufacture their products. Cisco and its partners play a role in Mettis' forging, machining and sub assembly for the aerospace and defense sectors.

OpenRoaming: A Seamless Access Solution that Benefits Customers and Carriers

With OpenRoaming, users will be able to step out and employ their mobile carrier identity for authentication, granting them seamless access to participating wireless networks around the world.

April 29, 2019

WIRELESS AND MOBILITY

OpenRoaming: Automatic and Seamless Roaming Across Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

What if getting on Wi-Fi was as easy and secure as getting on cellular? It is possible, and Cisco is going to make it happen. Introducing OpenRoaming.