Who We Are

The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) is comprised of industry influencers and business strategists who have deep experience across multiple sectors and regions.

Meet Our Practice Leads

Practice Lead  

Scott Puopolo: Global Practices Lead, IBSG

Scott Puopolo is the Vice President and global practices lead of Cisco IBSG (Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). He oversees business strategists who serve as trusted advisers worldwide to executives of Cisco’s largest customers across retail, financial services, manufacturing, and service provider industries as well as the public sector. Scott graduated from Harvard University and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Energy and Utilities

Practice Lead  

Tony Court: Director, Energy Lead, IBSG

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Financial Services

Theatre Lead  

Jörgen Ericsson: Vice President, Financial Services, IBSG

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Hospitality

Practice Lead  

Howard Lock: Hospitality Lead, IBSG

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Manufacturing

Practice Lead  

Dirk Schlesinger: Senior Director, Manufacturing Industries Lead, IBSG

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Public Sector

Practice Lead  

Nic Villa: Senior Director, Public Sector, IBSG

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Retail and CPG

Practice Lead  

Dick Cantwell: Vice President, Retail and CPG, IBSG

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Service Provider

Practice Lead  

Chris Osika: Senior Director, Global Service Provider, IBSG

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Transportation

Practice Lead  

Howard Lock: Transportation Lead, IBSG

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Practice Lead  

Val Stoyanov: Transportation Lead, IBSG

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Communications Strategy Practice

Practice Lead  

Kathy O'Connell: Director, Communications Strategy Practice, IBSG

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Innovations Practice

Practice Lead  

Dave Evans: Cisco Chief Futurist Innovations, IBSG

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Research & Economics

Practice Lead  

Joseph Bradley: Chief Operation Officer, Cisco Consulting Services

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