Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto Creates Big Bang in Digitization Universe
Technology innovations fueling the mass digitization of countries, cities and companies are reignited today with the highly anticipated opening of Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto – the first in North America and ninth worldwide. Yes, the opening created a Big Bang in our expanding universe of Innovation Centers made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT). […]
When Is a Car Not a Car?
In my last post I talked about companies that are digitizing themselves, and the critically important role of software. When we think about IT and software, we often...
Denver Broncos: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
The 2015 NFL regular season is in the books, but there is more football still to be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, as the Denver Broncos look...
IoT, Robotics, Drones: Triggers for Digital Transformation
Happy Disruptive New Year! As 2016 promises to unleash digital innovations across industries, let’s pause for a moment and ask ourselves: What are some of the common triggers of this disruptive transformation to digitize business and society? Three that immediately spring to my mind are: the Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics and Drones. On the […]
Gaining a Competitive Edge with Innovative Services
It’s been a few months since I took on the role of Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Cisco Services. In that time, I’ve been inspired by the senior technical talent on our team and by the amazing ways we are helping customers. Every day, our 30 excellent Distinguished Services Engineers (DSEs), Principal Engineers, and […]
IoT World Forum
I just recently returned from the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in Dubai. This was the third annual IoTWF, which has quickly become the premiere event showcasing innovations and opportunities made possible by the Internet of Things. I was dazzled and a bit dizzied by all the activities at this exciting three-day event. The […]
The Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?
Having spent several days last week at the Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai, I am more convinced than ever that the Internet of Things (IoT) is not some hyped-up futuristic vision of what could be, but a present-day reality that is transforming businesses and industries here and now. In this blog series over […]
Reconnecting refugees with loved ones thanks to the Cisco Disaster Response Team
Last month, I had the privilege, as part of my job, to go to Greece to deploy emergency communications infrastructure. Cisco was asked by partner NGOs to support the influx of people passing through the Greek islands due to the Syrian refugee crisis. Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s […]
Announcing Cisco IoT Pathfinder: New Initiative for Diversifying the IoT Workforce
A key discussion point I keep hearing again and again this week during the Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai is that the success of IoT depends greatly on developing the right workforce with the right skills. I was honored to host a panel here called Transforming the Workforce to Unleash the Value of […]