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Carlos Dominguez

Senior Vice President Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Cisco Systems

Bio Current as of June 17, 2015

Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President in Cisco’s Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO 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 19 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.

Among his favorite topics are:

Social media: it’s not what you say anymore, it’s what they say

The power of video
The importance of culture, especially one that is adaptable to change
Leveraging the virtual world and what it means for meetings

How to drive innovation by tapping into the ‘collective intelligence’ of the crowd

Carlos is a member of the prestigious CDC Foundation which connects the Centers 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.

At Cisco, Carlos is a member of the Mexico and Brazil Boards, which oversee new business in those countries, and is fluent in Spanish. He was recently named one of the “Top 50 Hispanic Executives” in the United States by Hispanic Engineering and Information magazine.

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.