Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work.
Carlos gives humorous, highly-animated presentations full of deep insight into how technology, and the right culture, can create winning companies. Drawing from his 20 years at Cisco, he talks about how technology is changing the rules of business and how to not get left behind.
Carlos addresses many questions about collaboration including what motivates people to collaborate, how to establish rewards for collaborating, how to find the right experts both inside and outside your company, and how to keep people coming together - online and in person.
Carlos is a member of the prestigious CDC Foundation which connects the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to innovative ideas and expertise from outside partners. He is also a board member at the Institute of Large Scale Innovation (ILSI) which is a group of international leaders who use innovation to help solve complex global challenges.
Before his current role, Carlos ran Worldwide Service Provider Operations for three years, and previously was Vice President for U.S. Service Provider Sales. Under his leadership, Service Provider grew from $500 million to $2.5 billion. Prior to that, he led Cisco's Enterprise line of business in the northeastern U.S. where he established Cisco in strategic markets such as financial services, media, government and pharmaceuticals.
He lives in New Jersey and prior to Cisco, held management positions at Timeplex, Inc. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and at New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlanticom.
V C Gopalratnam
As the leader of IT Globalisation, V. C. Gopalratnam (Gopal) is responsible for providing key IT enablers to help Cisco connect emerging and mature markets and thereby equalise its interactions with employees, partners, and customers around the world. His team focuses on unifying core business and technology architectures to deliver innovation, operational excellence, and improved client experience through its IT Centers of Excellence (CoEs), regional teams, and global programs. In his role as the IT leader for Cisco's Asia Pacific and emerging markets countries, Gopal manages a group of regional executives who are chartered to establish Cisco IT as a trusted advisor, with internal business leaders and Cisco's customers and partners. He is also a core member of Cisco's executive leadership team in India.
Gopal has worked in the hi-tech industry for over 20 years in consulting, re-engineering, management, and leadership capacities for multinational corporations. He has extensive skills in areas of information technology; risk management; supply chain services; compliance and auditing; and business process re-engineering. Over this career, Gopal has always maintained focus on metrics-driven success and growth for global businesses.
Before joining Cisco in 2008, Gopal ran General Electric Capital International Services as the business leader of the Global Analytics practice, a team of over 1800 professionals. Prior to that role, he led GE's Global e-Engineering/Collaborative Engineering practice.
Gopal has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Chennai, India. He pursued graduate studies in the United States receiving an M.S. in Chemical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Risk Studies, and an M.B.A. in MIS/ Finance. Gopal currently resides in Bangalore, India with his wife and two children.
Jay Joiner is the IT Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region. This includes the APAC, China and Japan Theatres, where he is responsible for developing the local relationship with executives and business stakeholders. He also serves as the IT Leader for the region representing all IT functions.
Jay comes to Cisco as a Business and Information Technology executive with broad experience in Engineering, Construction Management, Manufacturing and Consulting Services. Over his 35 year career, Jay has had extensive global experience in IT infrastructure deployments, offshore programs, strategic outsourcing, ERP implementation, technology strategies, shared services and program management.
Prior to joining Cisco, Jay was with Fluor Corporation based in Shanghai, China, where he was responsible for managing the Business Office functions (Finance, Human Resources, Administration, IT and Prime Contract Management) associated with a $6.0 Billion USD Copper and Gold Mine Project located in the Southern Gobi Desert region of Mongolia. Prior to this operational assignment he was the Fluor IT Executive responsible for Global IT Service Delivery and IT Shared Services.
Prior to working for Fluor Corporation, Jay was Vice President of IT Technology Services at Tyco Fire and Security, where he had global responsibility for IT Service Delivery at a $12 billion USD Services and Manufacturing firm headquartered in Florida. Additionally, Jay has contributed to the growth of DYNEGY Corporation where he was Managing Director for IT Shared Services and Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation where he was Vice President and CIO.
Jay has served as a Technology and Shared Services advisor for several multi-national firms. He holds a degree in Business Administration and he currently resides in Shanghai, China with his wife Sue.
Dr Robert Pepper
Robert Pepper leads Cisco's Global Technology Policy team working with governments across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, security, privacy, Internet governance and ICT development.
He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he led teams developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions.
Before joining the FCC, he was Director of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy. His government service also included Acting Associate Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and initiating a program on Computers, Communications and Information Policy at the National Science Foundation.
His academic appointments included faculty positions at the Universities of Iowa, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and as a research affiliate at Harvard University. He serves on the board of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and advisory boards for Columbia University and Michigan State University, and is a Communications Program Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the UK's Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.
Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.