Monique Morrow

Master of Ceremonies
Monique Morrow is a Chief Technology Strategist. Focused on the intersection between economics, technology, and research, she is defining mechanisms and marketplace scenarios for cloud federation constructs to include security. She was previously Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer of Services, where she was responsible for aligning the Cisco Services Technology vision and architectures with the business strategy.

Monique has been recognized as Business Worldwide Magazine's 2016 Visionary of the Year for Technology, Social Change and Ethics, and was named a Top Ten Influential IT Women in Europe. She is also co-WISE Exec Sponsor at Cisco; advocate for Cisco Women in Technology and Cisco Women for Cybersecurity Communities.

Monique has earned honors that include Top 100 CIOs for 2016 (, Top Women in Cloud Innovations Award 2016 (CloudNow), Social Media Presence of the Year 2016 (AI Magazine), Top 10 Influential IT Women in Europe (Think Progress), 2015 Women of M2M/IoT (Connected World Magazine), and 2014 GEM-TECH Award (ITU and UN). She is a tireless advocate for women in technology and engineering, serving on multiple non-profit boards, publishing Internet of Women, Accelerating Culture Change in 2016 and facilitating the launch of the Women in Standardization Expert Group for ITU. Monique is published in IEEE and other journals; she speaks frequently at conferences, and co-authored three books with two new books in the pipeline. Monique’s specialties are Networking technology; Grid, cloud computing, Intercloud-Federation, Internet of Things; M2M Security and E-Health; Semantic web; Business Development.