Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, April 7, 2010
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

Smart endpoints vs. smart networks, a video case study, and Cisco's Medianet Initiative

Giodo Jourt
CTO Emerging Technology Group, Cisco
About the talk:

Cisco believes that Video is the most disruptive technology in networking for consumers, service providers, and businesses for the years to come. Our strategy is to enable any-to-any capabilities (any content, any device, any place, anywhere, anytime), deliver end-to-end systems (complete solutions), and drive innovation into the network as it evolves from intranets, extranets, to medianets (converged networks enhanced to optimize the delivery of rich media). This presentation covers our vision, our strategy, and our current portfolio of video systems. It also describes Cisco's innovation in medianet technologies that will shape the evolution of our core network products


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About the speaker:

Based in San Jose, California, Guido Jouret is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group (ETG), which is responsible for incubating Cisco's future billion-dollar businesses. In this role, he evaluates new product and market opportunities, ensures architectural tie-in between the emerging technologies and Cisco's core products, and is responsible for developing and communicating Cisco's thought leadership on new technologies. He is also the general manager for early-stage business units, leading them through initial product development. He also developed the company's Video and Smart Grid strategies. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker, rated among the company's top 5 presenters and is frequently asked to present the company's strategy and vision to top customers and conferences.

Prior to his role as CTO, Guido was the global head of the Innovation Team of Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). His team was responsible for developing new methods, architectures, and business cases to help Cisco's key customers successfully adopt Internet-based technologies. Prior to this role, Guido held a similar position for the Asia Pacific region, where he worked with Asia's leading corporations and governments, advising them on how they could best develop IT strategies to leverage the latest technologies.

Prior to his position in IBSG, Guido was responsible for information systems for Cisco's sites in EMEA (Europe Middle-East and Africa), heading up a team of 600 IT specialists, with budget responsibility of 100M$. His team was responsible for delivering all IT infrastructure and applications for Cisco in EMEA. Specific areas of responsibility included: Networking & Telecoms, Datacenter, Security, Help Desk, Desktop, Operations, and applications areas (Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR).

Guido was in charge of defining Cisco EMEA's IT strategy, communication, implementation and coordination of the activities of a distributed multinational team. Global application implementations included Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft, and Siebel. He also out-tasked application development, desktop services, and various other IT functions using a core vs. context analysis methodology.

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