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Blair Christie
Blair Christie is Cisco's Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for the company's Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government Affairs groups. Cisco integrated these groups in 2011 to oversee a holistic marketing approach and brand strategy for its highly recognized brand. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco's growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and growing demand for Cisco's solutions globally.

Christie's position incorporates the responsibilities of her previous role as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, which includes Cisco's global activities in investor relations, media relations, industry analyst relations, and employee and executive communications. She also manages Cisco's global studios and Web 2.0/collaboration technology strategy teams, which rounds out an organization designed to innovate the message and the medium in communications.

Previously at Cisco, Christie led the global investor relations team, where she and the organization received numerous industry awards.

Prior to joining Cisco, Christie held several roles in investor relations, government/public affairs, and corporate giving efforts at InterDigital Communications Corporation, Aqua America, and PECO Energy.

At Cisco, Christie is an Executive Officer and sits on Cisco's Operating Committee, the 12-member leadership team responsible for setting the corporate strategy, goals, and annual targets for the company. She also serves as a board member of the San Jose Tech Museum, sits on the President's Leadership Council at Drexel University, and is a member of the Arthur Page Society. She is recognized as one of the top marketers by B to B Magazine and was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 2012 Top 20 Most Social CMO's in the Fortune 100. In 2009, Christie was named by Working Mother magazine as a Working Mother of the Year.

Christie holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and business administration and a master of business administration degree, concentrating in investment management, from Drexel University.

Entries by Blair Christie

What Do Wichita and San Francisco Have In Common?

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 10:31 AM

What do Wichita and San Francisco have in common? No, it's not a trick question, and the answer has nothing to do with politics or ideology or geography or weather. These cities -- along with Chicago; Allentown, Penn.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Philadelphia; and Indianapolis -- are the winners of...

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How Can We Encourage Students Of All Backgrounds To Go Into STEM?

(39) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 10:48 AM

Last week in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, network engineers helped 50 student robotics teams compete in Aerial Assist, a game in which students program and operate robots to toss as many balls into a goal as possible -- in just 150 seconds. Similarly, in San Jose, a group of...

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Let's Hear It For The Girls

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 4:41 PM

Girls and careers in information communications technology (ICT). A contradiction?

Unfortunately that is the case in so many classrooms and companies around the world. Teenage girls use computers and the Internet similar to boys -- they text, they take pictures on their phones -- yet they are five times...

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Santa Pays a Virtual Visit to Hospitalized Kids

(0) Comments | Posted December 25, 2012 | 7:54 AM

One of the greatest things about the holiday season is the wonder and excitement it brings to families across the world. For the past six years, Cisco has ensured that children and their families who are unable to celebrate in the comfort of their own home due to illness are...

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2012 Broadband Index: States Making Progress On Boosting Broadband

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 9:05 AM

Imagine a future where every classroom in America has a high-speed connection to the internet, where students have the entire catalog of books and videos at their fingertips. A future where access to the highest quality health care isn't bound by the community in which you live. And where government...

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