Cisco Systems’ Dan Kent

Dan Kent, federal chief technology officer and director of solutions at Cisco Systems, joins Industry Chatter with Francis Rose for a discussion of the federal marketplace.

From his bio:

Mr. Kent is the Director of Solutions & Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Systems’ Federal Organization. In this role, he is responsible for delivering new products and solutions to the Federal market. Working with partners, his group delivers technologies and solutions around cloud computing, smart buildings, cybersecurity and collaboration to Cisco’s Federal customers. Prior to this role, he served 5 years as the Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Federal leading a team of 175 engineers focused on the design and deployment of integrated, enterprise communication and network platforms.

Mr. Kent has worked in the communications field of the Federal market over 20 years. This allows him to utilize his experience to share best business practices for the Federal marketplace. Mr. Kent’s prior positions include ten years at Nortel Networks as the Director of Federal Engineering and as a senior consulting engineer for Network Solutions, Inc., where he supported several government agencies. In these roles, Mr. Kent participated in the complete life cycle of communications systems. He is very knowledgeable on various Federal Certification requirements including JITC, TIC, FISMA, FIPS and Common Criteria while having a proven track record ensuring Commercial products meet these requirements.