Robyn Aber

As technical marketing officer for the Commercial Segment at Cisco Systems, Robyn Aber defines thought leadership around the strategic and business uses of network technologies for small-medium sized business markets.

Prior to joining Cisco in May 2000, Ms. Aber had more than 25 years of IT, marketing, and strategic business development experience in pharmaceuticals/chemicals, retail, telecommunications, and data networking companies, including 3Com, Bellcore, OneWorld Systems, Sandoz, Inc. (now Novartis), and Halston. Her areas of expertise include venture development for emerging technologies, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. She also has an extensive background in broadband services.

Ms. Aber holds MBA and MS degrees from New York University and the University of Illinois, respectively, and has completed course work toward a JD degree. She has served on the boards of the SMDS Interest Group, the Corporation for Open Systems' ISDN Executive Council, and the VDSL Study Group of the DSL Forum. She also has been active in the Wi-Fi Alliance, ANSI T1E1.4 and ITU standards groups. Her more than 75 articles and white papers have been published in trade and business journals both in the U.S. and internationally. She is a frequent invited speaker at conferences on emerging technologies.