Join Cisco at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo where we are ready to sharpen the networks that fuel your ambitions — to modernize your business, to transform your workforce and talent, to co-create new business models, and to reimagine your experience in the world.
We'll give you a head start in seizing new opportunities--because change is happening faster than ever. Industries of all types embrace digital business--and experience is everything for both the workforce and the customer.
Digital transformation leads to business innovation.
We’re ready to share our experiences and apply the lessons we have learned, to help you lead the future and reap the benefits of connecting the possibilities.
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Location; Cape Cod Foyer/Yacht & Beach Club
Let’s design your new blueprint for digital success, together.
CIOs can get 30 days of strategic planning in 30 minutes in the Cisco Blueprint Studio. In these personalized, executive-led meetings, you will have the opportunity to discuss your key challenges and walk away with a strategic action plan to address your top digitization priorities. Available to attending CIOs only. Book your appointment today--space is limited.
An added feature for CIOs attending a meeting in the Blueprint Studio:
The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation—an IMD and Cisco initiative—is dedicated to helping business and organization leaders succeed in their digital transformation efforts by re-imagining and reinventing the business from top to bottom before they begin. Gain insights directly from this team and learn from their research--only in the Cisco Blueprint Studio. In addition, you will also receive a copy of Orchestrating Transformation: How to Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change.
Senior Vice President & Group Chief Information Officer, Cisco
Jacqueline Guichelaar joined Cisco in February 2019 as Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer. She is spearheading the creation of a digital architecture in order to accelerate Cisco’s digital enterprise transformation. She oversees a $1B+ organization that is responsible for running and transforming the technology infrastructure, digital platforms, security operations, and business applications that enable Cisco’s global workforce to excel and be productive at their jobs.
Guichelaar brings a strong operational background focused on bringing data to the center of business decisions and transforming organizations to align to business strategy and customer needs. Prior to joining Cisco, Guichelaar was the Group Chief Information Officer at Thomson Reuters, where she led a technology organization in support of the company’s digital strategy. Throughout her career - including roles at Lloyds Bank, Deutsche Bank and IBM - Guichelaar has focused on simplifying technology organizations and creating teams that move in tandem with business expectations and the pace of the industry.
During her 30 years in the industry, Guichelaar has witnessed and shaped several significant industry trends. She attributes her success to the talent she surrounds herself with and is passionate about developing individuals to reach their potential.
Guichelaar is actively involved with many nonprofit organizations. She was the Women on Wall Street 2012 conference chair. Born in Uruguay, Guichelaar has worked in cities across the globe -including Sydney, Frankfurt, London, and New York - which plays into her passion for exploring new cultures and fostering diversity of thought. She is currently based in California.
Vice President Enterprise Networks & DevNet Marketing
Prashanth Shenoy is the Vice President of Marketing at Cisco. His team is responsible for driving the overall global marketing strategy and execution - from awareness, enablement, and demand generation - for Cisco's $18B business of Enterprise Networks, IoT infrastructure, and Developer solutions.
He has more than 20 years of engineering, product management and marketing experience and has represented Cisco in various industry, press, analyst, and customer events. He holds a MS in computer science from Texas A&M University and a MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
Head of Advisory CISOs, Duo Security, now part of Cisco
Wendy Nather is head of the Advisory CISO team at Duo Security (now Cisco). She was previously the Research Director at the Retail ISAC, as well as Research Director of the Information Security Practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research. Wendy led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS), and served as CISO of the Texas Education Agency. She is co-author of The Cloud Security Rules and was listed as one of SC Magazine's Women in IT Security "Power Players" in 2014, as well as an “Influencer” in the Reboot Leadership Awards in 2018. She serves on the advisory board for Sightline Security, an organization that helps nonprofits improve their cybersecurity.
Vice President Collaboration Marketing
Aruna is a global marketing leader who is passionate about digital transformation, workplace transformation, and DevOps. With her 20+ years of experience in Marketing and management background, she is passionate about elevating marketing into an engine that drives thought leadership and demand generation, with a direct impact to a company’s growth. Aruna specializes in SaaS and digital marketing leading with data driven omni-channel marketing that contributes to the company’s revenue and profitability.
She is currently the VP/CMO of Cisco’s market leading Webex Collaboration business and responsible for all aspects of marketing including demand generation, digital marketing, product marketing, branding and other supporting marketing functions. Before coming to Cisco, she has held other leadership roles at CA Technologies, Juniper Networks and Hewlett Packard.
Sr Dir of System Engineering & Architectures & CTO, US Public Sector
Marcus leads System Engineering for US Public Sector. He and his team of 520 Systems Engineering Leaders, Systems Engineers and Architects are responsible for the discovery of business/mission requirements and the design of a secure, intelligent platform to support the digital business journey of our Public Sector customers, both directly and through partners. This business is worth $7B annually to Cisco.
Before his current role, Marc spent six years as a System Engineering Director for the Public Sector State/Local Government and Education sales SE team who were responsible for over $1.8B in annual product and services business.
As a 20+ year Cisco veteran, Marc has extensive experience in the Public Sector, Enterprise, and Commercial Territory/Select business sectors and has held roles with increasing responsibility starting as a Systems Engineer, SE Manager, Senior SE Manager and now Director. He also achieved his Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Certification (CCIE #10079) in 2002.
Marc has 30 years of systems engineering and management experience, serving our country in the US Air Force where he spent more than eight years as a Tech Controller at Clark Airbase in the Philippines and Gunter AFB in Montgomery, AL.
Marc lives in Southern California with his best half, Christelle Gigant and their dog Lola, and when time permits, he spends time on the family farm in Mississippi working on restoring a historic 1870s era home as well as working on various conservation projects. He is a proud dad to his son Caleb, who attends St. Louis University and grandfather to granddaughters, Mayce and Harley. Marc loves the outdoors where he spends time running, cycling, swimming, hiking, hunting, and fishing.
Leader, Americas Healthcare
Troy is an industry strategist and sales operations executive with over 20 years’ experience in applied technology in healthcare, retail, and manufacturing industries. He specializes in accelerating digital transformation and guiding enterprise organizations on creating and implementing technology roadmaps.
Currently, Troy leads the Cisco’s Healthcare practice in the Americas where he advises Fortune 50 customers on how patient and clinician experience is rapidly evolving through applied technology. Additionally, Troy serves as a board member and separately as an early-stage startup champion for MassChallenge. Prior to joining Cisco, Troy held leadership roles in management consulting firms specializing in healthcare technology with experience across all stages of the continuum of care for large healthcare systems. He has had numerous speaking engagements on the role of virtual health and IoT in healthcare.
Before dedicating his career to healthcare technology, Troy spent over 10 years developing international supply chain models and streamlining complex manufacturing of consumer products across several continents. Additionally, he held leadership roles in international product development, partner management, global sourcing, and international sales teams across North America, EMEAR, and Asia.
Troy holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Vanderbilt University and graduated from Michigan State University with dual degrees including a BA in Advertising and a BS in Engineering, Packaging. He currently lives in one of the healthcare capitals of the USA, Nashville, TN, with his wife and three daughters.
Senior Director of Cloud Business Development
David Cope is the Senior Director of Cloud Business Development for Cisco and joined the company in 2016 as a part of Cisco’s acquisition of CliQr; a provider of the cloud management platform CloudCenter, which is now a part of Cisco’s multicloud portfolio of offerings. Cope was one of the first employees to join CliQr’s technical founders in 2011 and worked to position, launch the company and secure early strategic partners and customers.
Prior to CliQr, Cope has held a number of leadership positions in fast-growing, early stage software technology companies including CEO of Purfresh, CEO of BizGenics and other senior executive positions at Extricity, Marimba and Illustra. Cope began his career at IBM where he last lead sales and marketing for IBM’s global technology industry vertical.
Senior Analyst / Marketing Manager, Cisco
Shruti is a 20+ years Cisco veteran. In her current role she serves as a senior analyst/marketing manager on Cisco’s Multi-domain marketing team that is responsible for developing and maintaining several global research and market intelligence initiatives. She has been one of the key contributors to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of the Internet and IP networks worldwide.
She has earned an M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University, California and has M.A. in Economics from University of Rajasthan, India. Her personal hobbies and interests include traveling, reading, learning new languages through TV shows and walking.