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July 14, 2009

Event Description:

Collaboration in the Enterprise, Social networking in the enterprise: social distraction or innovation and productivity enabler.

Are Twitter and the upcoming Google Wave replacing email? Come discuss how consumer IT and business systems are meeting to unlock the power of collaboration.

Plus:

Special Thai Dinner

Speaker:

As Vice President of Enterprise and Mid-Market Solutions, Alan Cohen is responsible for developing and driving Cisco’s global enterprise market strategy as well as the marketing of $26B of Cisco’s technology portfolio — representing approximately 60% of the Company’s revenue — including Mobility, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Network Services and Security, Data Center, Vertical Solutions, Emerging Technologies, Technical Marketing, and Business Relevancy. These duties include accelerating technology integration and adopting cross-technology approaches to deliver scalable solutions for the enterprise and mid-market/commercial sectors. In addition, he is a member of Cisco’s Enterprise Business Council, Mobility Board, and Communications and Collaboration Board.

Cohen held an executive leadership role at Tahoe Networks, where he launched the company’s mobile Internet activities including developing its mobile edge router and establishing its worldwide presence and brand. He also held executive roles at IBM, US West, and Coopers & Lybrand; in addition, he held senior management positions at Cisco, leading key service provider initiatives including Internet OSS, New World Ecosystem, and Internet Business Solutions.

A thought leader on the impact of collaboration on business innovation and human productivity, Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Arts degree from American University’s School of International Service, and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.