|2011 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibit - Edna Conway Bio
Chief Security Strategist, Customer Value Chain
M. Conway serves as Ciscoís Chief Security Strategist for the companyís Value
Chain. In this capacity, she is leading Ciscoís strategy to assess, monitor, and
continuously improve the security of its global value chain. She also leads
Ciscoís value chain cyber protection plan, serving on the companyís
Cybersecurity Board, the cross-functional council setting Ciscoís long-term
cybersecurity vision and strategy.
Conway serves as the co-chair of The Open Groupís Trusted Technology Forum, a
public-private effort to establish an international standard for trusted
technology provider status.
Conway is a frequent guest and keynote speaker for various organizations and
companies. Her speaking venues have included the United States Patent and
Trademark Office, Stanford University School of Business, the Supply Chain 50
group of World 50, the American Electronics Association, MITís Sloan School of
Management, the University of New Hampshire, Boeing Corporationís CIO Summits,
the Department of Homeland Security ANSI Plenary Session, and the UN Global
Compact. Her work has been featured in a range of publications, analyst reports,
and case studies.
During her ten year tenure at Cisco, Conway has held multiple business and legal
leadership positions. In the Customer Value Chain Management organization, she
led the development of a transformational Advanced Compliance and Sustainability
capability. In that capacity, she oversaw teams focused on Ciscoís global
product compliance, supplier diversity, value chain sustainability and value
chain business solutions and contracts. As the Strategist for Ciscoís
Sustainable Value Chain, she was responsible for creating and driving Ciscoís
Green Supply Chain initiative in alignment with the mission of Ciscoís EcoBoard,
the cross-functional council setting Ciscoís long-term green vision and
strategy. Before joining CVCM, she led business development, product, and
technical marketing for Ciscoís Global Government Solutions group and served as
the Legal organizationís Chief Technology Protection and Licensing Strategist.
Prior to Cisco, Conway was a partner in an international private legal practice
and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. She
holds a degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Bio-mechanical
Engineering from Columbia University and earned her law degree at the University
Building and Sustaining Transformational Supply Chain Capabilities.