David Evans is Cisco’s chief futurist, and senior director and chief technologist for the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Innovations Practice. IBSG, Cisco’s global executive consulting organization, drives market value creation for the company’s customers by delivering industry-shaping thought leadership, CXO-level consulting services, and innovative solution design and incubation.
A Cisco veteran of more than 22 years, Evans leads a team chartered with helping customers incubate new ideas and translate vision into value. He joined IBSG from Cisco’s IT organization, where he managed the global architecture innovations team, focusing on IP telephony, unified messaging, wireless, networked home, and Internet-related technologies.
Evans has a passion for applying technology innovation to real business needs. He is considered an industry expert on emerging technologies and regularly liaises with other thought leaders, including those in the venture capital community.
Prior to Cisco, Evans held varied IT positions at both AMD and MMI. Evans has pursued computer science and computer engineering at San Jose State University in San Jose, California.