Ron Kjelden

Managing Architect, Retail & Hospitality

Business Transformation Team

As Managing Architect for Cisco’s Business Transformation Team, Ron Kjelden develops the strategy and leads the team of architects responsible for customer facing engagements and solutions development. His cross-functional team is responsible for delivering business value to Cisco’s customers in Retail and Hospitality.

Prior to joining Cisco in 2011, Ron led architecture and design teams for Stores, Loss Prevention, Global Network and Distribution Centers. With over 16 years of thought-leadership and experience as a retail technical architect he has extensive knowledge in creating solutions that create competitive advantage for his customers.

Ron holds a BS in Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics from the University of North Dakota, and resides with his family in Minneapolis, MN.


August 31, 2020


The Latest and Greatest from Cisco IMPACT in Financial Services

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With Cisco IMPACT in the rearview mirror, discover the key takeaways from the virtual event and uncover the newest focuses in financial services.

January 14, 2019


CIOs Need to Cross the Chasm

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Programmable networks bridge the chasm between CIOs and IT managers. Cisco's seamless, cross-architectural approach advances operability and lays the foundation for retailers to get ahead and stay ahead.

Live #CiscoChat June 1st — Associate Productivity in the Digital Age

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To create an amazing, customer-first shopping experience, you need the right customer, associate and business data — and the right digital capabilities. Join the #CiscoChat June 1st at 10am PT/1pm ET.

December 18, 2015


Security Steps to Take in the Holiday Season – and Beyond

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Retail companies face a landscape filled with growing and increasingly complex threats. And the financial impact of these breaches is soaring. There are obvious financial incentives for attacking retailers because they typically don’t spend as much on security as financial institutions or government organizations, so they’ve become easy targets in recent years. According to Gartner, […]

November 18, 2015


#CiscoChat Recap: Where Shopping Experience Meets the New Digital Customer

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In my first #CiscoChat I hosted together with Anabelle Pinto, we were joined by Gaurav Pant and Sahir Anand from EKN Research to share their perspective and...