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Nick Chrissos

Global CTO for Commercial and Small Segments

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Nick Chrissos is Cisco’s chief technology officer (CTO) for the small- and commercial-business organisations. He is passionate about innovation and technology’s potential to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and create new opportunities for business and society. In particular, Nick advocates for the benefits of technology at even the smallest of businesses, where their challenges are no less significant. He is committed to ensuring that the latest technologies—including those used by the world’s biggest organizations—are available to help small businesses too. For organizations of all sizes, Nick believes that new ways of thinking—seeing the problems businesses confront in a different way—leads to the greatest potential for success. Nick has also served as Cisco’s director of Innovation in EMEAR, as CTO of Collaboration in the UK, and as the head of Unified Communications Technology in Europe. In all these roles, one thing has remained constant: a vision for using cutting-edge technology solutions to transform the way people around the globe live and work. Nick has lived in a number of countries but currently resides in the UK with his wife and two sons.

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August 31, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

3 keys to small business innovation—even during challenging times

To roll out innovations and drive business results, you need three things: an empowered workforce, a secure ecommerce platform, and robust cybersecurity.

July 7, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS

The future of work is here

Instead of focusing on how employees can work remotely, let’s think about working in a way that’s consistent, no matter where an employee is. That’s the future of work.

April 29, 2020

WE ARE CISCO

These 3 #WomenInTech are Leading the Way at Cisco Dubai

On a recent trip to the Dubai Innovation Centre, Nick met three incredible Cisco #WomenInTech - now you can meet them too!

December 5, 2019

INNOVATION

Three female engineers leading the way at our Dubai co-innovation center

Women in tech: there is more than our co-innovation center in Dubai, it's a place where an inspiring story of talent, tradition, and glimpse into the future is taking place.

August 19, 2019

INNOVATION

Cisco Co-Innovation Centers are Giving Connectivity a Health-Check

Healthcare is something that, at one point or another, touches upon every single person – whether it’s their own health or that of older or more vulnerable relatives. Yet, across...

June 20, 2019

INNOVATION

My 5G RuralFirst phase 1 highlights – demonstrating rural connectivity beyond the city

We set out to bring connectivity to the worst-connected areas in the UK, building test-beds for 5G and wireless connectivity via spectrum sharing and our own CUPS architecture.

May 22, 2019

INNOVATION

How Cisco plans to connect the world with OpenRoaming

When looking into building a more connected world, OpenRoaming is what comes next to our minds. After just a couple of months of its’ soft launch in Barcelona we can discover more on what it is, where we start and what the impacts are on businesses, planning our next steps ahead.

April 2, 2019

INNOVATION

Working together to address the challenges and realize the potential of AI

Several of Cisco’s EMEAR innovation centers played host to a series of ‘AI days’. These events gathered subject matter experts with leading technologists from across the world, to discuss, display and showcase the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the enterprise and revolutionizing the way we do business today.