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Scott Clark

Vice President, Advanced Services

Cloud & Networking Services

Scott Clark is Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud and Networking Services (C&NS) Innovation and Delivery Team (IDT) in Advanced Services. C&NS partners with Cisco global clients on their digital transformation by advising, implementing, and managing solutions to achieve their business goals for the data center, cloud, mobility, and service provider video.

Building a global organization of industry, end user, and Cisco experts, Clark has developed the industry’s most experienced and insightful team as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of services and partnerships. These capabilities help Cisco clients transform and optimize next-generation networks, data centers, and cloud service delivery models, which in turn deliver accelerated business outcomes, faster time to market, and market-leading performance and operational metrics. Cisco is recognized as the industry leader in cloud professional services due to a focus on continuous innovation, value, and client satisfaction, coupled with Clark’s experience in building service and technology alliances.

Under Clark’s leadership, Cisco recently introduced new services to help clients increase their business agility and realize the true value of their networks through Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). His organization also pioneered the Cisco Domain Ten® framework, which Cisco has employed to simplify customer data center transformations including cloud, virtual desktop, application migration, and data center consolidation.

Clark’s career spans over 30 years in the service, software, and global data center industries including as Vice President of Professional Services at Egenera, Vice President of Global Professional Services and Global Services Operations at EMC, Vice President and General Manager of the Global Client Server Business Unit for Unisys, and President and Chief Operating Officer for Systems Consultants, Inc., a provider of enterprise resource planning and e-portal software.

Clark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Articles

September 20, 2016

CLOUD

New IDC Study: Cloud Grows, But Few Are Maximizing Value

Learn about the new IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Cisco, Cloud Going Mainstream. All Are Trying, Some Are Benefiting; Few Are Maximizing Value.

March 23, 2016

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

How Will You Transform Your Network into a Digital Platform?

As long as I’ve been in this business, I’m still amazed by today’s technology and all of its new and exciting possibilities. There are smartphone apps that enable schools to send reports on your kids’ daily progress. There are apps to help you track your physical activity. Netflix dynamically analyzes terabytes of data to give […]

March 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

Flipping the 70-30 IT OPEX Model On Its Head

In today’s always on and connected, Internet of Things environments, IT is taking center stage to optimize business operations. Many IT organizations allocate 70% or more...

October 31, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Enterprise Cloud Service Brokerage—A New Identity for IT, CIOs

As enterprise cloud use expands rapidly to include public, private, and hybrid clouds, CIOs need to evolve their IT business model and become enterprise cloud service brokerage (CSBs). A cloud service brokerage, as defined by Gartner Group, is “an IT role and business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or […]

May 9, 2014

DATA CENTER

IT Needs a Promotion to Cloud Services Broker

  Is your IT department currently acting as a Cloud services broker?And what exactly is a Cloud services broker? As our world of many clouds continues to evolve, increased opportunities exist for IT departments to move from the traditional “siloed” working environments to play a more critical role in corporate planning strategies. Aligning IT and […]

April 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

Achieving Data Center Agility in the World of Many Clouds

Here’s an amazing fact I heard the other day: global network traffic has grown 16-fold since 2005 – 16-fold!  Largely due to the booming popularity of on-demand video, and...

January 28, 2014

DATA CENTER

IT’s New Role in Strategic Cloud Services

As cloud-enabled services transform IT departments everywhere, your path to success as an IT professional was made easier today with Cisco’s announcement to expand its cloud portfolio. With...

November 6, 2013

DATA CENTER

Is Your Data Center Ready for ACI Transformation?

Disruptive technologies have become more frequent than ever before, making business agility and the ability to adapt key competitive differentiators.  Every day I speak with IT executives who are asking...