Peter Shearman

Head of Innovation, UKI, Emerging Technology & Incubation, Cisco

Peter Shearman is Head of Innovation, UKI for Cisco. He has successfully led collaborative innovations across a number of sectors – health, transport, energy – combining start-up creativity, sector leaders, and Cisco. He developed Cisco Europe’s co-innovation methodology and leads the creation of new ideas and partnerships, including concept qualification; consortium building with internal BUs, partners, clients, academia and SMEs; project planning; external funding bid writing; and internal evangelism of new concepts.


Cisco UKI Innovation has had IoT and IoT Security as a key focus area for a number of years, developing new approaches and technologies in order to solve IoT’s biggest challenge. This presentation reviews Cisco UKI’s innovation journey with IoT security and what still needs to be done through industrial collaboration as part of the ManySecured project.
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