Monique Morrow is currently Distinguished Consulting under the Office of the CTO at Cisco. She has over 20 years experience in IP internetworking that includes design, implementation of complex customer projects and service development for service providers. Monique has been involved in developing managed Network Services like Remote Access and LAN Switching in a Service Provider environment. Monique has worked for both enterprise and service provider companies in the United States and in Europe. Monique led the Engineering Project team for one of the first European MPLS-VPN deployments in 1999 for a European service provider.
Monique has presented in various conferences on the topic of MPLS,
Additionally, Monique is co-author of the book Designing IP-Based Services: Solutions for Vendors and Service Providers. Monique is co-author of the book, MPLS VPN Security and co-author of the book, MPLS and Next-Generation Networks: Foundations for NGN and Enterprise Virtualization.
She was co-guest editor of a special issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine on the subject of “OAM in MPLS-based Networks”, published in October 2004 ; co-guest editor of a special issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine on the subject of “Challenges in Enabling Inter-Provider Service Quality on the Internet” published in June, 2005 as well as co-guest editor of a special issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine on the subject of, “GMPLS: The Promise of the Next Generation Optical Control Plane,” published in July 2005.
Monique has co-authored a paper on Inter-Cloud that can be found at:
Monique is also a co-author of a paper entitled, Seamless Cloud Abstraction, Model and Interfaces, for ITU Kaleidoscope 2011:
Monique is currently writing a book with two co-authors entitled, Deconstructing Intercloud Architecture, Solving Interoperability and Communication in a Cloud of Clouds to be published in early 2012.
Monique has also presented in conferences on the topic of RFID, GrID networking and Cloud Computing and is currently focused on the Internet of Things /Machine-to-Machine Communications.
Monique is active in both the IETF and ITU-T SG 13 with a focus on Operations, Administration and Management (OAM).
Monique is also ITU-T NGN and IETF IAB liaison.
Additionally, Monique served as Vice-Chair of the IPsphere Forum (IPSF). integrated into the TM Forum; and, is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE) the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
Monique served as Advisory Director for the TM Forum.
Monique is also a Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM is widely recognized as the premier organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society.
Monique is also on the Board of Directors for the FTTH Asia Pacific Council:
Monique is also Vice Chair for the new ITU-T Focus Group in Cloud Computing :
Monique has worked in North America; Europe and in Asia.
Monique has an M.S in Telecommunications Management and an MBA.
She speaks French, German and is learning Mandarin.
The sky is the limit for me; and I have the opportunity to shape my platform for technology development mapped to standards engagement and business opportunities globally.
I tend to see potential inflection points quickly ;and, agility in execution can be a challenge especially in large companies with implications that it is absolutely essential to ground your stakeholders as to avoid frustration, an art in diplomacy!
I was one of the first women globally to have attained a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert [CCIE] Certification, http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/index.html [December 1995] and re-certified twice thereafter .
Additionally, taking on high risk projects have been pivotal to my success. I once stated:
"If you do not toot your own horn, someone will use it as a spitoon" and to have the courage to be the change agent.!
This is YOUR time and the field of ICT is exciting especially for young women; YOU CAN SHAPE THE WORLD DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO DO SO?