Author Profile

Ian Temple | US Higher Education Transformation and Strategy, Cisco

Current Position and Past Experience
Ian Temple has been with Cisco since 2006, and has worked in US Higher Education Transformation and Strategy since 2010. In this capacity, Ian works with higher education leaders to demonstrate how infrastructure and technology can improve the student experience and increase the relevancy of their higher education experience. Ian’s knowledge of the challenges and stressors affecting higher education – and the enabling impact infrastructure and technology can have on addressing these challenges – makes Ian a highly-sought out leader in this field. He has also held posts as Cisco’s Director of Global Education and Director of the Government Education Program Management Office.

Prior to his current role, Temple was instrumental in the launch and expansion of Cisco’s Public Sector Vertical, where he managed operations for Cisco’s SLED (state, local and education) business across the USA and Canada, and then managed global operations for Cisco’s Global Education team.

Before joining Cisco, he founded the Center for Digital Education & Center for Digital Government in Folsom, CA. Prior to The Center he founded Gartner’s SLED vertical in North America which he directed for seven years, ultimately building it into Gartner’s largest vertical globally. He then joined the ranks of Gartner analysts, where he launched Gartner’s first-ever SLED research program for CIOs – EXP for Government & Education.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Temple earned his BA in Communication from CSU Fullerton in 1985.

Connect
You can see more of Ian Temple’s work at his Cisco blog.
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