Tina Shakour

Social Media Strategy Lead

I was born in Indiana, grew up in O-HI-O, spent a winter in Seattle and have been firmly entrenched in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000. That may explain a lot of things up front!

I graduated from THE Ohio State University with honors and a degree in Communications in Culture and Society. This pretty much qualified me to be a graduate student or work at the mall. I have always loved computers and was always the geek girl who could fix your computer when it wouldn’t print. After an exciting un-paid internship at the Chamber of Commerce in DC, I realized I should be getting paid for all this “computer stuff”.

Now, several years later, I have experience in sales, marketing, and engineering in the tech industry and Silicon Valley. I love social media marketing and all it can do to help bring a human voice to a technical world.

When I'm away from the computer, you can find me hiking, wine tasting, and exploring the world with my husband and two Shiba Inus. I also volunteer as a mentor and delegate for the Techwomen.org program to support women and girls in STEM.


February 10, 2016


Being Social at Cisco Live Berlin

1 min read

There is excitement building in the Data Center team for Cisco Live Berlin next week! Our friend Ravi wrote an excellent blog about some of the sessions and demos you should put on your list if you are live in Berlin – but what if you aren’t able to be there? I will be joining […]

October 26, 2015


6 Tips for Creating a Successful Blog Strategy

3 min read

Blogs can be tricky. They are a great asset until you realize you haven’t posted in a week. Or, one day you wake up and there are 13 blogs you have to review and approve. An essential component to any social media strategy at a company is a good blog program. We have an open blogging […]

September 10, 2015


#CiscoChat: Managing Shadow IT

1 min read

Shadow IT is far from a new phenomenon; but the truth is that most IT leaders have little visibility in to the full costs of these services and the risk they represent. And with this gap comes the absence of a proactive strategy for addressing the issue. Companies are using up to 15 to 22 times more cloud services […]

June 11, 2015


The era of the partnership: F5 Networks and Cisco

2 min read

This guest blog is written by Nathan Pearce of F5 Networks. Nathan Pearce draws from over 20 years experience across numerous technologies and verticals, has held positions managing enterprise infrastructure, in vendor engineering, consulting, product management and marketing strategy. Pearce joined F5 Networks in 2006, is currently focused on Cloud and SDN go-to-market, is an […]

March 31, 2015


3 Tips for Growing your Network with LinkedIn

2 min read

In the social media world, Facebook and Twitter get a lot of time and attention. Both platforms have huge user bases and appeal to both businesses and consumers. However, LinkedIn is the go-to professional network for over 347 million members in over 200 countries worldwide. When I originally started using LinkedIn it was generally more […]

March 6, 2015


The New and Improved Data Center Blog!

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We are excited to announce the creation of the Cloud blog as a new destination! Starting today, you can visit the new Cisco Cloud blog and follow the conversation focusing on: Cloud as a Service Open source in the cloud Intercloud  There is more to come so please subscribe to the RSS feed to keep […]

March 3, 2015


3 Tips for Driving Better Engagement with Your Facebook Audience

2 min read

In recent years, organic reach on Facebook has seen a strong decline. Reach is defined as the number of people who have seen your post. On your personal Facebook, you aren’t going to see this number, but for anyone running a Facebook page – this is an important number. The challenge for social media marketing […]