Monique Morrow

Chief Technology Strategist

Team Interview #3: Monique Morrow

The next interview featured our advisor Monique Morrow, Co-Founder of The Humanized Internet and ex-CTO at Cisco. The Humanized Internet focuses on building a world where every citizen has access to a persistent, secure and global digital identity. Monique has a deep interest in the applications of blockchain based digital identity to empower the 1.1 billion citizens lacking legal identity. She recently co-authored a UNHCR blogpost on the topic.

Renowned Technology Strategist Receives 2017 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at #DECAICDC

Leading UK CIOs - Who happen to be female

CIO UK compiles a list of some of the leading CIOs in the UK - and further afield

The 2016 edition of the CIO 100 was more diverse than previous editions with women making up 16% of its members, a small increase on the most recent global figures of 9% reported by Harvey Nash and the 12% reported by Gartner. CIO UK takes a look at some of the women working in technology leadership and driving change across a number of different sectors.

By Edward Qualtrough

October 20, 2016 CIO UK

Monique Morrow works on the IT vendor side as the Cisco CTO as a tech evangelist, and in 2014 offered her support to a government-backed campaign to encourage more young women to study STEM subjects and embark on technology carriers.

Monique Morrow, chief technology officer - At the 18th Global Women in Leadership Conference in Dubai

Participated at The Women in Leadership Forum 

Ajman University had the pleasure to host Ms. Monique Morrow on campus, the chief Technology Officer with CISCO was in town to participate in “Women in Leadership Economic” forum in Dubai.

The Humanized Internet

Monique Morrow is a Chief Technology Strategist and is bold on the humanitarian use of technology, hence the Humanized Internet.

In 2014, Cisco needed someone courageous to bridge the intersection of new technology research and development with global economics, ethics, and geopolitics in a newly created role: the CTO and Evangelist of New Frontiers Engineering. They looked no further than the Asia Office of the CTO where Monique Morrow was serving on the Disruptive Technology Global Leadership Team. Monique has already advanced Cisco’s technology footprint through the ideation and conception of disruptive technologies spanning Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality (AI/MR), Blockchain, IoT and M2M services, Semantic Web, Cloud Federation, and the Tactile Internet. Her greatest success has been in infusing a big-picture perspective that helps engineers and business leaders understand how existing and future technologies align with the needs of business, government, non-profits, and society focused organizations. To this end, Monique was honored as Business Worldwide

Magazine’s 2016 Visionary of the Year (Technology, Social Change and Ethics) and 2016 Social Media Champion of the Year.  Recognized as one of the most influential technology leaders worldwide, Monique has earned honors that include Top 100 CIOs for 2016 (, Top Women in Cloud Innovations Award 2016 (CloudNow), Social Media Presence of the Year 2016 (AI Magazine), 10 Women in Networking/Communications You Should Know, Top 10 Influential IT Women in Europe (Think Progress), 2015 Women of M2M/IoT (Connected World Magazine), and 2014 GEM-TECH Award (ITU and UN). She is a tireless advocate for women in technology and engineering, serving on multiple non-profit boards, publishing the book, Internet of Women, Accelerating Culture Change in 2016 and facilitating the launch of the Women in Standardization Expert Group for ITU .