Karen Walker has over 20 years of experience scaling for growth and global expansion. Previously at Intel, she also served as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Cisco where she led a complete transformation of the marketing function to become a leader in real-time marketing and communications. She also served as a key leader in Cisco’s transformation to a hybrid business model selling hardware, services, SaaS, and software.
Walker has invested in the newest marketing technologies to build a multi-award-winning tech stack, creating a world-class digital marketing infrastructure. Through her leadership she transformed the marketing function from a cost-center to a revenue generating engine. Walker also led as Cisco’s brand value increased 16% in just three years to $34.6B dollars, ranking #15 on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands list.