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2016 CloudNOW Top Women in Cloud Innovations Awards

- November 2, 2016 - 1 Comment

CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, just announced the winners of their 5th annual  ‘Top Women in Cloud Innovations’. Cisco’s very own Monique Morrow has been recognized among these cloud influencers.

“Monique is one of Cisco’s cloud thought leaders and a strong advocate for women in technology. She is pioneering the industry and leveling the playing field for future generations,” said Jocelyn DeGance Graham, founder of CloudNOW. “We recognize Monique’s dedication and passion for tech, and thank her for her continued contributions.”

In her current role Monique is responsible for the strategy around defining mechanisms and monmmarketplace scenarios for cloud federation constructs to include security. Her work also explores the humanitarian use of technology and the use of artificial intelligence and virtual reality to create a people neutral system that is both experiential and ethical without losing the beauty of randomness in our human behavior.

As part of the annual United Nations Summit, she attended the inaugural ID2020 Summit at the UN Headquarters in New York. Over 250 delegates from more than 50 technology businesses, NGOs, advisory firms came together to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today: proof of legal identity.

Monique and her team presented the idea of building a humanized internet with what she calls “Freedom-As-A-Service” (FaaS) at the core. This idea is a model which is self-organizing and allows for people to take control of their own destiny by empowering a new era of personal innovation, and creativity and free-thinking lifestyles.

All 12 of this year’s Top Women in Cloud Award recipients are listed on the CloudNOW website.

CloudNOW is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth.

Join us in congratulating Monique and the other award recipients.

 

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    Congrats to Monique to have been recognized as accomplished female technical leader together with Dianne, Erica, Julia, Madhura, Mary, Megan, Raejeanne, Rupal, Shaheeda, Syamla, and Tara. That is truly an achievement on global scale! I am especially impressed, that Monique and her team were recognized based on their suggested vision of a humanized internet. Freedom-As-A-Service is the most interesting XaaS family member ;-)