Director of Innovation, Cisco Collaboration, Cisco
Elizabeth Bieniek leads bleeding edge innovation exploration for Cisco's Collaboration organization, a 5000 person, multi-billion dollar business that serves over 300M people globally with the Webex portfolio. Cisco Collaboration builds the software that teams use every day for essential communications—messaging, meetings, and calling—as well as AI/ML enriched hardware including over 100M phones, and video devices for meetings of all sizes across the globe. Elizabeth is an active day dreamer, continually experimenting with combinations of ideas, people, and practices to find new ways of doing old things better, easier, and with a lot more fun. She focuses on the interface of people and emerging technology and how to make the lives of the former happier by efficiently and invisibly applying the latter. A problem-solver at heart, Elizabeth believes “impossible” just means no one’s done it yet. She relies on her previous experience in industries as varied as technology, art, publishing and education, as well as life and travel experience, to bring a unique flair to challenging conventional thinking and inspiring teams to achieve unprecedented results.