Ryan Medrano

IT Architect, Connected IT Services

Architecture Strategy

Ryan Medrano is an IT Architect within Cisco’s Connected IT Services organization. In his role, Ryan supports the Business Architecture Service, oversees the Distinguished IT Engineer Forum, and is a member of the IT Change team. Ryan helps drive change management for Service Roles within the Cisco IT organization. Ryan is also the IT Advisor for both Target Corporation in Minneapolis and Los Angeles County in California.

Ryan has spent his entire career at Cisco and is a 14 year veteran. He came into Cisco as a College Intern and, after graduation in 2000, was hired into Corporate HR where he held positions in the HR Call Center, Compensation and Benefits, and HR Acquisitions. He then moved to the client facing side of the house and spent 4 years as an HR Manager supporting the Cisco IT Organization. During his time within IT, Ryan has worked within the Infrastructure Provisioning, Service Management and Enterprise Architecture groups with responsibilities around strategy, process, and change management.

Ryan is based in San Jose and his wife Julie has also been with Cisco for 14 years. They have two boys and spend most of their free time at the soccer field, where Ryan Coaches a competitive team and is the Director of Coaching for ELITE Soccer in Newark.


September 12, 2016


ITaaS Business Transformation

IT Organizations find themselves at an inflection point. As businesses develop their digitization strategies they must decide if their IT organizations are set up to enable their success. Traditional organizational...

July 1, 2015


Let’s Build Tomorrow Today: The Growth, Passion and Reality of IT Management

In my pre-Cisco Live US blog, I talked about my excitement and how I was greatly anticipating the event. I was both excited and nervous to present, wanting to participate in everything, and network with as many customers as possible. The week left me absolutely drained, but it was unlike any experience I have had […]

June 1, 2015


Let’s Build Tomorrow Today: The Growth and Passion of IT Management

The IT Management Program gets ready to launch its fifth installment at Cisco Live San Diego, June 7-11. The program has grown exponentially since its inception starting with a group of 50 people hearing about Cisco IT’s journey to a Services Organization. Fast forward to 2015, we expect 700 people to participate in IT Management […]