Michelle Dennedy

No Longer with Cisco

Michelle was the VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco and worked to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, integrity, respect and asset level possibilities for data. Michelle is passionate about data privacy and protection, and for building better technology that matters. She works closely with families, executives, innovators and dreamers at all levels and in businesses & organizations at all stages to support the combination of policy, practice and tools.


February 8, 2019


A Rising Tide: Why We All Need Data Privacy Laws

Billions of connections are made online every single day—at work, at home, and at play. What’s the common thread linking all these connections and the people making them?

December 6, 2018


Making Data Work for Businesses and Citizens with Data Curation and Sound Data Privacy Practices

The trend will continue, and it’s important for everyone to understand that the lens through which we view data privacy has a major impact on business.

August 14, 2018


Analyze This: Why Data Matters to Operational Success, Business Acceleration, and More

Irving Tan, SVP of Operations, shares his insights on the democratization of data on the latest Privacy Sigma Riders podcast.

June 11, 2018


Data Privacy Makes Its Presence Known at Cisco Live 2018

Privacy is good for business - and for innovation. Customers care that their data is protected. When privacy is done right, customers gain confidence in vendors demonstrating respect for their data.

May 23, 2018


Hello, GDPR Enforcement

It’s here. The much anticipated, oft-discussed, enforcement date of May 25 for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has arrived.

May 14, 2018


Calling All Data Nerds: Celebrate the 20th Episode of Privacy Sigma Riders with Us

Author, cognitive scientist, and former poker champion Annie Duke says removing bias and emotion from data analysis is the key to better decision-making. Tune in today!

January 22, 2018


Three Things Businesses Can Do to Protect Data Privacy

Today, protecting data privacy is a must. Companies must demonstrate how they are protecting data privacy to earn the trust of global customers, users, partners and employees.

January 5, 2018


Five Things You Can Do to Manage Your Privacy Now

The Internet of Things – the increasingly connected world in which we live – is rapidly expanding. We love our convenient and fun ​devices – ​like​ ​personal assistants, wearables, speakers, cameras, TVs, cars, home alarm systems, toys and appliances. But it’s important to understand that connected devices rely on information about us – such as […]

October 3, 2017


Online Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility – Yes, That Means You

While major corporate breaches and ransomware attacks like WannaCry continue to get the most attention, we are also seeing a rise in attacks that directly target consumers and employees.