Rick Hutley

No Longer with Cisco

Rick Hutley brings more than 28 years of telecommunications

and computing industry experience to Cisco. He is vice president of the global innovations practice for the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), leading the rollout of Internet business IT/technology solutions to key enterprise and service provider customers.

Prior to Cisco, Hutley was chief information officer for British Telecom's Concert Communications Company, a $1.5 billion global telecommunications service provider operating through

53 distributor companies around the world. As CIO, he was responsible for the development and operation of Concert's network and business management systems, including its intranet and extranet solutions for both Concert and their global partners, for which Concert received the 1998 CIO 50/50 award as one of the top extranets in the world.

Prior to Concert, Hutley was director of information systems

for Syncordia Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was responsible for the development and operation of all systems

for the first global telecommunications outsourcing company.

Hutley holds an honors degree in computer science from Hatfield University, UK, and an MBA from Cranfield University, UK. He is a full Member of the British Computer Society. He has appeared on BBC Television's series on computing and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars.


May 12, 2014


How Anyone in Any Industry Can Get Started in Cloud

3 min read

In today’s business landscape, cloud adoption and deployment is more than just a technical discussion. It’s really a choice about how to operate your business, regardless of what industry or vertical your organization is affiliated with. However, as a former CIO, I understand that many CIOs are more concerned with the challenges they face when […]

February 6, 2013


The Extrasensory Enterprise: Turning Data Complexity into Advantage

By Shaun Kirby, Director, Innovations Architecture Internet Business Solutions Group If anyone still doubts the overwhelming complexity of today’s data deluge, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, offers some poignant perspective. In a recent book, “The Human Face of Big Data”, he observes that from the dawn of civilization until 2003 humankind generated five exabytes […]