Next-Generation Knowledge Workers TweetChat -- #CiscoYourWay

When? Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 @ 1pm - 1:30pm (EST)
Where? Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat


Join Cisco executives and industry leaders for a live TweetChat on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) as they focus on how next-generation knowledge workers are accelerating the disruption in business mobility for service providers and their enterprise customers. Follow #CiscoYourWay

The explosive growth in mobility is transforming the ways in which we live, learn, play and, in particular, work. Every dimension of our business lives stands to change: whom we work with and when, where, how, and why we work — all will be impacted. 

The ultimate goal of business mobility is to drive increased productivity, heightened customer experience, and harmonious work-life balance. Business mobility offers freedom for knowledge workers beleaguered by accelerating demands on their time and talents; with it, they can take control of their success at work while protecting their personal lives. And, increasingly, it is the knowledge workers themselves who are driving these sweeping changes in the workplace. 

But how can service providers and enterprise embrace the disruption?

In this 30-minute session, Cisco executives Chris Osika, Kit Beall and Chris Spain will share their insights into how service providers and enterprises can seize the opportunity at this crucial inflection point. They will refer to data obtained via a global Cisco® Consulting Services survey conducted earlier this year. Comprising of 4,800 respondents from eight countries in developed and emerging markets alike, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of the needs, interests, and behaviors of end users of business mobility.

Mark Lowenstein, a leading wireless industry executive, influencer, advisor, and commentator, will moderate the conversation and facilitate a “Questions & Answers” session from the audience.

To attend and participate, log onto Twitter or and follow the hashtag #CiscoYourWay. Questions can be submitted via @reply to the following participants below and must include the #CiscoYourWay hashtag.

  • Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director, Mobile Ecosystem: @marklowenstein
  • Chris Osika, Senior Director/Global Lead, Cisco Consulting Services: @CiscoIBSG 
  • Chris Spain, VP, Product Management, Enterprise Networking Group: @Spain_Chris
  • Kit Beall, VP, Mobile Internet Architecture: @KitBeall 
About Mark Lowenstein
Mark is a leading wireless industry executive, advisor, and commentator with deep experience in this fast-changing industry. Mark currently serves as the managing director of Mobile Ecosystem. Prior to starting his own consulting firm, Lowenstein was a member of the senior leadership team at Verizon Wireless, where as vice president of strategy he lead the company’s efforts in product and business planning, market segmentation, national pricing, and customer intelligence for both consumer and enterprise markets. 

Mark also spent 10 years at the Yankee Group, where he founded and led the company’s wireless practices on a global basis. In addition, he managed Yankee Group’s overall research activities in Canada, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Mark also spent a year as vice president of strategy at Informio, a wireless software and applications firm that raise $40 million from leading venture capitalists. 
About Chris Osika
Chris is senior director and global lead for Cisco Consulting Services (CCS). He is responsible for helping service providers adopt new business models based on disruptive strategies relevant to the Internet of Everything economy, including cloud computing, video collaboration and the fusing of the home and mobile Internet experiences. 

Chris and his team are focused on establishing go-to-market plans for cloud computing, which offers service providers a new and rapidly growing market for managed services. He is also focused on developing new business models that allow service providers to create new sources of value.  

About Kit Beall 
As vice president of the mobile Internet architecture at Cisco, Kit is responsible for strategic business and technical engagements with top mobile operators worldwide. He also leads the go-to-market efforts for Cisco’s industry-leading mobile Internet solutions. Kit has led a global effort to drive innovation leadership and scale Cisco’s presence in mobile internet deployments. 

Previously, Kit was responsible for Cisco’s relationship with Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile operator in the United States of America. Under his leadership, Cisco collaborated closely with Verizon to define the 3GPP LTE standards; build the world’s largest and most scalable mobile core network; and deploy innovative Internet Protocol-based solutions to expand the reach of the mobile internet to both business and consumer customers. 

Kit joined Cisco through the acquisition of dynamicsoft, a pioneer of SIP and IMS solutions, where he served as vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to that, he held multiple roles in sales and sales management in the communications and computer industries.

About Chris Spain
Chris is the Vice President of Product Management for the Enterprise Networking Group at Cisco. In his role, Chris is responsible for managing and overseeing the Product Management Group and its activities for Cisco’s enterprise networking portfolio globally. 
Chris has more than 30 years experience in the IT networking and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Cisco, he was Vice President of Product Marketing and Technical Marketing for Aruba Networks. Previously, he has held executive and technical positions at companies such as Juniper, Network Equipment Technologies and General Datacomm. 

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