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Karen Crocker Snell

Karen Crocker Snell

Karen Crocker Snell is the digital content lead for Cisco's Corporate Communications Social Media Team. In this role she leads visual storytelling and social media innovation efforts with the goal of sharing Cisco's many stories. In November 2013, Karen's work was recognized by PR News for Best Podcast-Videocast for the documentary-style video series "My Networked Life: True Stories from a Connected World."

In 2011, Karen worked with a small team to redefine, redesign and reinvent Cisco's corporate newsroom, by bringing on named journalists and expanding the social capabilities of the news site. The rebranded, award-winning site, The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site, is recognized as a leader in brand journalism.

Karen's work on the video series "Social Spoken" was recognized by the Webby Awards as an Official Honoree. The award led to an invitation to join the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), where she is currently a voting member.

Prior to her career in corporate communications, Karen was a local television news reporter in Boston, Massachusetts where she covered everything from Presidential campaigns to Super Bowl playoffs. She was on the front lines of some of the largest news events in recent U.S. history.

Karen is a world traveler, mother of three, and holds a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.


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Karen Crocker Snell's Contributions

Inside Cisco's Material Science and Failure Analysis Lab
07/28/2014 DID YOU KNOW diagnostic engineers can look inside a memory chip and analyze metal joints that are thinner than a single strand of hair? #discovercisco
Inside Cisco's Acoustic Chamber
04/16/2014 DID YOU KNOW that just about every product Cisco develops passes through this room?
Connecting Canada's Rural North
04/02/2014 Northern Canada faces many challenges including low rates of high school graduation. Today, Cisco is working with cities like Iqaluit, a community situated 1,452 miles from Toronto, to find new ways to deliver education and healthcare services through innovations in collaboration and video technologies.
My Networked Life - A New Video Series Coming Soon
02/02/2012 Learn more about My Networked Life and how you can participate.
Innovation Leadership: A Conversation with Henry Chesbrough
12/21/2011 Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation and professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, defines what it means to work within a culture of open innovation and offers up his thoughts on the roll services will play in the future.
Cisco Innovators: Medianet
12/05/2011 The team behind Cisco's medianet technology talks about how medianet not only allows rich media content to flow easily over the network...it is revolutionary technology that is expanding the boundaries of the network.
Innovation Leadership: Insights from an Engineering Leader
11/14/2011 Alan Hase, V.P. of Engineering shares his thoughts on innovation and how it is done at Cisco.
Security Quiz [INTERACTIVE]: Test Your Cyber Security Intellect
10/25/2011 Security breaches are costly and the number of attacks is on the rise. Is your business prepared for the next breach? Take the quiz to learn more
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