Greg Akers Consulting

Engagement, innovation, and improvements through technology | 919-345-4525


I want to engage organizations that are driving significant change through technical Innovation. I enjoy leading change and using technology in unique ways and places, to realize significant improvements in capabilities and efficacy.

Work Experience

Cisco Systems

March 1, 2014 - December 31, 2018

Senior Vice President - Advanced Security Research and Governments - Security and Trust Organization

I led a team of SME's to engage world renowned academic researchers that studied advanced CyberSecurity research topics. This included: Cryptography, Data Analytics (ML and Al for example), Platform protection, Threat detection and mitigation. Internet of Things, Privacy and Data protection. I regularly engaged researchers on issues surrounding Quantum Computing. I also led a set of government engagement programs.

I served as the CTO of the Security and Trust Organization.

Cisco Systems

September 1, 2008 - March 1, 2014

Senior Vice President - Advanced Security Initiatives Group - Engineering

I led a team of engineers in the use of ''White Hat'' techniques to find and fix security defects in shipping products. We also built development methodologies to insure improved software development processes to avoid future security vulnerabilities.

Cisco Systems

September 1, 2001 - September 1, 2008

Senior Vice President - Global Government Solutions Group

I led a team, including all business functions, to provide internet solutions to government customers around the world.

Cisco Systems

September 1, 1998 - September 1, 2008

Senior Vice President - Information Technology

Led a team of IT professionals under the CIO to deliver capabilities to the service delivery organization (Customer Advocacy)

Cisco Systems

September 7, 1993 - September 1, 1998

World Wide Technical Assistance Center - Various Positions

Served as an engineer, manager, director, senior director and Vice President in the World Wide Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

Proctor and Gamble

September 1, 1991 - September 1, 1993

Network Engineer

Consulting Network Engineer

Fechheimer Brothers (a holding of Berkshire Hathaway)

January 1, 1981 - September 1, 1991

IT Professional

Held positions as Programmer and Manager in Information Technology Group.


University of Akron

September 1, 1977 - January 1, 1981

Chemical Engineering

University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College

September 1, 1983 - September 1, 1987

Information Technology


Programming Languages

C, C++, Pascal, COBOL, Fortean, APL, Assembly, Machine, SOL

Spoken Languages


Some conversational Spanish



TS/SCI+ cleared DOD, IC and DoE with current polygraph

CCIE # 1037, Amateur Radio Extra Class KW4S0

Advisor to USG DOD and IC - DSB Member, IC advisor on many boards and panels. Including topics of advanced computation such as Quantum Computing and microelectronics.

Held various Commercial and Non-Profit board positions

Regularly engaged on matters of disabilities in the workplace and serve as the executive sponsor for Cisco.

I also have developed and led teams in emergency Tactical Operations.