Choosing the Right Digitization Strategy with Cisco Chief Digital Officer Kevin Bandy at the NYC CDO Summit on April 27

Kevin Bandy

Kevin Bandy: Chief Digital Officer at Cisco Systems

“As every CDO knows, the cost, speed, and volume of innovation in today’s hyper-connected markets are driving forces behind the imperative to digitize, demanding that organizations re-architect their business models in order to compete and thrive,” said Kevin Bandy, Chief Digital Officer at Cisco Systems.

The hiring of a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) usually indicates big change in an organization.

In July, Cisco’s new chief executive, Chuck Robbins, caused quite a stir on his first day by hiring a CDO, Kevin Bandy.

The Wall Street Journal called Bandy an “outsider.” But an outsider is exactly what is needed to re-imagine how a company works.

Bandy was previously SVP, Enterprise Transformation at

Now he is in charge of defining Cisco’s next generation digital strategy as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

“The role of the successful CDO is not to automate existing workflows or layer tools on top of existing processes,” he explained. “But instead to connect all the motions of business—from engineering, to servicing customers, and everything in between—in a synchronized and agile way to create a continuous cycle of innovation in the product portfolio and operating model.”

Please join Kevin Bandy, Cisco’s Chief Digital Officer, for an important keynote titled “The Cisco Digitization Journey: Creating and Delivering Value to Customers in a Digital World” at the NYC CDO Summit, presented by Centric Digital and hosted by Thomson Reuters on April 27, 2016.

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In his presentation, Bandy will share Cisco’s digitization journey, an initiative based on re-imagining value for customers and, in-turn, re-imagining work for Cisco.

Delegates_CDOSummit_2016Sydney_130In addition to outlining Cisco’s digitization vision, strategy roadmap, and successes to date, the session will include key insights from Bandy’s first year in office, including strategy-impacting customer perspectives and best practices globally implemented to ensure alignment and transformation of key global business processes.

“Digitization across all industries will be achieved only through the implementation and orchestration of the right technologies.  Enabling customers to fill in digitization gaps through analytic insights will drive innovation and long-term staying power across all industries,” Bandy said.

At Cisco, Bandy’s role is to lead their growth efforts across its Digital portfolio, as well as work with teams across Cisco from go-to-market functions to Operations and IT teams, to design a comprehensive vision for them, their customers and partners, and to capture the true value of digitization by leveraging Cisco’s broad portfolio of solutions and services.

For Chief Digital Officers and organizations that want to get an inside look at the entire digital transformation process at a company like Cisco, this is one keynote you cannot afford to miss.


In his previous role as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation at, Bandy was responsible for growth and market expansion by making the foundation on which companies re-engineer their front office operations.

Creating faster responses to market transitions, increasing customer relevance, redefining ROI, and establishing greater relevance in channel partner relationships generated wider, global adoption of broader cloud-enabled operating models.

Prior to joining, Bandy was the Principal of Rhea Springs LLC, a strategy consultancy firm founded to work in a personal advisory manner with Fortune 500 senior leadership. Rhea Springs designed and executed mission-critical, multi-year business transformation programs for major corporations.

AlexanderVanBoetzelaer_Elsevier_CDOSummit_2015NYC_32Before Salesforce, Bandy was brought in to Accenture to establish market relevance for the firm to the growth portion of their clients’ business. His efforts aided in the development of their Sales and Marketing Transformation practices, and a market leading SaaS practice.

Before joining Accenture, he ran the growth and strategy efforts for a sales outsourcing company that assisted companies like IBM, Apple, GE, HP and other major Fortune 500 companies pursue higher sales growth by building and running sales organizations focused on retail, direct, and indirect channels.

This background, along with significant experience on the front lines managing major global sales operations, has enabled him to direct the development of innovative “routes to market” solutions for numerous large enterprises around the world.

Bandy also worked at IBM after he successfully completed the licensing of a software company to its Multimedia Studios. At IBM, he served as a Regional Sales Manager, overseeing direct sales and distribution for the eastern United States, the Caribbean, as well as defining global distribution strategies.

Bandy received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee.

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Don’t meet this chance to meet Kevin Bandy and learn some of the latest digital transformation practices in use today – register now to save your seat at the NYC CDO Summit.


See Select NYC Speakers:

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Lauren Lockwood
Chief Digital Officer
City of Boston

Kevin Eagan
General Manager
IBM Digital

Susan Poulton
Chief Digital Officer
The Franklin Institute

Jonathan_Becher Linda-Boff Kevin_Bandy

Jonathan Becher
Chief Digital Officer

Linda Boff
Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Bandy
SVP, Chief Digital Officer

Sharon_Feder Larry_Kramer Catherine-Devine

Sharon Feder
Chief Digital Officer
Rachael Ray/
Watch Entertainment

Larry Kramer
Harvard Business
School Publishing

Catherine Devine
Chief Digital Officer
American Museum of
Natural History

See All NYC Speakers Here >

If you are tasked with understanding what digital leaders must do in order to succeed in almost any industry, the best place to learn more is at the CDO Summit.

Register today for the NYC CDO Summit presented by Centric Digital, hosted at Thomson Reuters on April 27, 2016.

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The CDO Summit is the “must-attend” digital event of the year. The 2013, 2014 and 2015 CDO Summits received stellar endorsements from dozens of speakers and attendees alike:

“Sometimes a conference comes along that hits the trifecta – hot topic, high-caliber attendees, and stellar location. The first Chief Digital Officer Summit reached that mark with ease, and I look forward to attending the next one.”

Eric Hellweg
Managing Director, Digital Strategy/Editorial Director
Harvard Business Review

“Congratulations and thanks to David Mathison for spotting the need for community and collaboration in the growing Chief Digital Officer space, and for having the wherewithal, network, and organizational talent to put together such a top-notch event in its inaugural year. Next year’s summit should be even more of a must-do for anyone working digital at senior levels in all kinds of businesses.”

Teddy Goff
Digital Director
President Barack Obama 2008 and 2012

“David, here’s a handy C^3 test for conference value: Did I learn at least three new perspectives? Check. Did I meet at least three interesting people? Check. Did I take back at least three relevant pieces of news I can use? Check. Flying colors for the Chief Digital Officer Summit 2013! Thank you so much, and yes, I’d be very pleased to participate next year!”

Perry Hewitt
Chief Digital Officer
Harvard University

“Congratulations to David Mathison and his team on the simply amazing job they did on the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. Probably the most informative, insightful, on target, entertaining, collaborative, thought provoking, and inspiring conferences I have ever attended. I learned more about my business and what I do in the past 12 hours than I have from any research white paper, articles or blogs over the past 12 months. The range of topics and speakers assembled were incredibly diverse, informative, collaborative, and most of all, inspiring. It has invigorated me to be the best possible professional CDO I can be. David Mathison’s skills as a moderator were impeccable, bringing out the best of the speakers and keeping the conversation flowing. His intimate and insightful knowledge of this space is only out-shined by his humility and graciousness. Kudos to David and his organizing team.”

Mark Keys
Vice President, Client Solutions
Moving Interactive

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