Cisco IoT Leader Leaves For Microsoft

Tony Shakib, former vice president of Cisco Systems' Internet of Everything Vertical Solutions Engineering organization, has jumped ship to lead Microsoft's IoT business.

Shakib is now Microsoft’s general manager of IoT and Intelligent Cloud business, according to his LinkedIn as first reported by CRN

At Cisco, Shakib was responsible for advancing Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Digital Platform by applying deep customer understanding to develop and sell successful industry-specific solutions. Shakib evaluated leading-edge technologies including sensors, security, converged networks, big data analytics, cloud computing, and IoE applications for Cisco’s IoT architecture. He led Cisco’s IoE solution architecture and engineering effort to integrate Cisco technologies including networking, data center, mobility, collaboration, security, and cloud computing – as well as third-party solutions from Cisco’s ISV partner community to create rapid customer prototypes, pilots, and Cisco validated solutions.

For more on the future of IoT, hear from five executives Sunday, January 15 during NRF 2017 on how, with IoT sensor technologies, in-store store merchandising campaigns can be more effectively executed and adjusted to deliver optimum performance. The "NRF Panel to Discuss ‘IoT Merchandising Data and Mobile Engagement: Improve In-Store Marketing ROI’" takes place at 1:00 pm.

Following that session on Sunday during NRF 2017, learn more on how prescriptive analytics utilizes machine learning to maximize the value of the Internet of Things.  Hear from a panel of industry experts, including Seth Hughes, senior manager of asset protection solutions, Walgreens, at 2:00 pm during "Prescriptive Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things."