leadership

March 26, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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 […]

March 25, 2015

CLOUD

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 […]

March 6, 2015

COLLABORATION

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...

July 21, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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 […]

Cisco Hosts Future Women Leaders from Tunisia

This post was written by guest blogger Richard Bartmess, a Cisco IT analyst. Inspired by the 2011 Tunisian Revolution and the demand...

December 18, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Digital Transformation: Is Your Company Making the Pivot?

80% of survey respondents [administered by MIT/Sloan and Cap Gemini] believe that their companies need to go through a significant digital transformation. However, 63% of those respondents also believe that...

August 21, 2013

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

The Role of Executives in Employee Engagement: Crossing Your T’s and Dotting Your I’s

In our #ciscosmt Twitter chat yesterday, we talked about how to engage employees in social media. On a very high level, I presented the pillars of our program: identify, activate, recognize and measure. And previously, I blogged about a potential framework you can use for your own Social Ambassador program (that’s what we call our […]