Identifying Cisco’s Next-Generation Leader
By Roderick C. McGeary, Cisco Board Member and Chair, Compensation and Management Development Committee, and Francine Katsoudas, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Cisco CEO John Chambers has consistently said that the next time we would talk about CEO succession would be when a successor is announced. Today is that […]
5 Key Business Lessons from National Championship Game
As a big basketball fan, coach, business leader and parent, I’ve been thinking about the multitude of lessons that can be learned from the National Championship game Monday night. Here’s my quick take on some of the key points:
The Center for Digital Business Transformation: Helping Our Customers Thrive in a Digital World
Powerful technology trends including, social, mobile, cloud, and Big Data are converging, creating unprecedented “digital disruption.” We are in a unique period of time where business and technology leaders have the opportunity to create new value and win market share by leveraging the advantages of a hyper-connected world. Agile competitors with better business models seemingly […]
Bringing clarity to cloud usage: a must-do for shaping more effective IT strategies
Shadow IT isn’t anything new; it is part of human behavior and started with the first mini-computers in family homes. People will always choose the tools that help them do their jobs in the simplest and most efficient way. Unfortunately, when that means using unsanctioned technologies, well intentioned selections can have unintended and potentially dangerous […]
An Impromptu Meeting With A TechWomen Delegation
Not to long ago I was at the Cisco Executive Briefing Center (EBC) presenting to a customer with a co-worker of mine named Bob. It's not uncommon for us to...
Location Based Services Enabling Smart Connected Cities
Smart Cities and the Internet of Everything have become commonly used terms over the past year or two. Both represent huge opportunities for both business growth and also for the...
Cisco Focus: The Year in Review
Cisco's fiscal year ends July 26, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to give our fiscal year in review for the Cisco Social Media team.
Jumping the Curve: The Simmons Leadership Conference
I recently attended the annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by Simmons College, considered to be the world’s premier professional development event for women. This year’s theme was “Jumping the Curve,” stepping away from the familiar and stepping up to the unknown. While I have been engaged with the conference for the past several years, I find […]