Ayelet Baron

Ayelet Baron is a futurist and true global citizen. Her worldview was developed while living and working all over the world. She has been there, done that in the corporate world both as an executive and an entrepreneur. Her last role after over a decade at Cisco Systems was as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Cisco Canada, where she helped propel Canada from the sixth to the second- largest revenue-generating country for Cisco. Most recently, she was an Innovator in Residence at Roche/Genentech where she introduced new ways of working. Her book about the future of work, “Our Journey to Business Common Sense,” is a journey of possibilities for the 21st century leader who can imagine a new path for business as a force of good in the world.

Ayelet is the real deal thought leader. She loves talking about 21st century business and what is possible for business as a force of good, where people are at the heart of business. As co-creator of CreatingIs, she envisions creating new markets instead of competing, building connected networks and communities and working in abundance rather than scarcity.

Ayelet was a Cisco Leadership Fellow where she wrote a guide to social media for 25+ NGOs and led ICT in Healthcare initiatives. She helped start a technology center with a group of youth in Kibera, Kenya. She is on the Board of One Heart Worldwide, focused on maternal health, and a big supporter of No Kid Hungry.

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