Tom Noonan

General Manager EnergyWise Suite

EnergyWise Suite

Tom Noonan is the general manager of the EnergyWise Suite business unit at Cisco. He was the president and CEO at JouleX before it was acquired by Cisco July 2013. He is also a partner at TechOperators, an early-stage investing firm he co-founded in 2008. He is the former chair, president and CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS), which he cofounded in 1995 and was acquired by IBM for $1.5 billion in 2006. In 2002, President Bush appointed Noonan to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure.Noonan continues to serve the NIAC under the Obama administration.

Prior to ISS, Noonan was vice president of worldwide marketing for Dun and Bradstreet Software. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Noonan joined Rockwell Automation as a systems engineer specializing in real-time process control systems for industrial automation applications. Noonan founded two successful control systems technology companies while residing in Boston: Actuation Electronics, a precision motion-control company and Leapfrog Technologies, a software development environment for real time process control and automation applications.

In addition to the Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, Noonan also holds a Business degree from Harvard. He is active in numerous professional societies and a board member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, the Carter Center’s Board of Counselors, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and Georgia Tech College of Computing. Noonan serves on the board of Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) where he chairs the compensation committee and the audit committee.


November 20, 2013


NYC IoE Tour: The Curious World of Energy Management

2 min read

It’s fitting that we’re in NYC this week, talking about energy management during Cisco’s Internet of Everything tour. And that’s because it’s an issue that’s left $24.60 billion worth of energy savings on the table – enough to power NYC for 5 years! The issue at hand revolves around the lack of visibility into IT […]