PETER SHEARMAN

HEAD OF CO-INNOVATION, EUROPE, CORPORATE STRATEGY & INNOVATION GROUP @ CISCO

SHORT BIO

Experienced corporate innovator. Passionate about new ideas, the more disruptive the better. Driven by figuring out how we can make them real. Track record of finding good ideas; aligning them with corporate strategy; building partnerships, plans and a shared vision; and getting the ideas built. Associative thinker and introvert. Innovation is advocacy. Since March 2015 with his team he has successfully created 10 new innovation projects with committed resource of over £54m. These projects involve 84 partners, from large enterprises and to public sector, to academia, SMEs and start-ups. Collectively they have secured £35m in external funding, with nearly £10m direct to Cisco’s co-innovation capability. These projects have significant disruptive and commercial potential, the realisation of which will open up new markets and net-new revenue opportunities for Cisco and its partners.