Senior Vice President Chris White is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, solutions, and global sales for the Internet of Everything (IoE) – Cisco's industry-leading growth initiative.
Chris is a passionate change agent who believes that we live in an era of unparalleled hyper-connective opportunity, yet 99 percent of the things in the world are still not connected to the Internet. He wrote in a 2014 blog, "We stand on the verge of an incredible tipping point as we consider the remarkable possibilities when we connect the unconnected."
Chris is a recognized thought leader on the Internet of Everything and the Internet of Things and has spoken at a number of key events – including TEDxOrangeCoast2014 and the Internet of Things World Forum 2014.
During a Cisco career spanning two decades, Chris has built a track record of launching new businesses and building them into market leaders. In his current role, he transformed five Cisco business units into Cisco's market-leading Internet of Everything growth initiative, as well as building Cisco's No. 1 market share in sports and entertainment solutions and creating Cisco's fast-growing Internet of Things solutions business.
As Cisco's vice president of emerging technologies, Chris incubated and launched a number of technologies, including Cisco's Smart Grid solutions.
Chris holds a bachelor's degree in business from Kingston University in Kingston-upon Thames, London. He is a member of the advisory board of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.