Simone Arena is a principal technical marketing engineer (TME) within the Cisco ENB team and is primarily focused on enterprise network architecture and on all things related to wireless and mobility. Simone is based in Italy and is a Cisco veteran, having joined Cisco in 1999. Throughout the years, Simone has covered multiple roles at Cisco, starting as a software engineer working with Catalyst switching platforms, to consulting system engineer in the field, to TME within different teams (Enterprise Solution Engineering, Wireless Business Unit, and now ENB).
Today Simone is the lead TME architect for DNA Wireless, and his time is split between helping customers and partners design the best solution that fits their needs and engineering and product management, trying to evolve and improve the products and solutions.
Simone is a Distinguished Speaker at Cisco Live and has spoken at Cisco Live events all over the world for several years. He consistently is rated as an excellent speaker by attendees for his deep technical knowledge and ability to impart this information in a meaningful way.
Besides wireless, Simone has two passions: his two daughters, Viola and Anita, and his hometown soccer team, Fiorentina. In his spare time Simone enjoys listening to music, especially through his new tube amplifier (simply awesome!).
More information on Simone can be found on the Cisco Innovators website in the feature story Cisco Innovators: Simone Arena.