Bio Frank van Lingen
Frank van Lingen is a technology strategist in the Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco Systems.
Frank is involved in identifying key technology innovations, business and market disruptions, and transforming them into sustainable business opportunities, to position Cisco as the strategic partner for its customers, as every country, city and company becomes more digitally enabled.
With over 15 years of experience in defense, data intensive science, and broadcasting including, several leadership positions, Frank has been involved in numerous technology management and strategy projects with a particular focus on areas such as data virtualization, analytics, big data, data science, multimedia, mobility, and distributed system design.
Frank started his career in 1997, at the Physics and Electronics Laboratory for defense research in the Netherlands, working on the integration of geographical information systems and simulation environments to enable the development of innovative strategies, policies and risk assessments for the navy. He subsequently worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, on data virtualization and integration, and developed data integration strategies for one of the biggest and most complex physics experiments on the planet. After CERN, Frank worked at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena California. He became the technical lead for the distributed workload management project for an international physics collaboration leveraging innovative techniques to exploit scarce resources in Grid computing (the predecessor of Cloud). Before joining Cisco, Frank was a team lead for multimedia infrastructure and data management operations at the Swiss Public Broadcasting Corporation in Geneva Switzerland. He led a Devops team, which was responsible for service strategy, planning, implementation, operations, data management, and workflow management.
Frank holds an MSc in Numerical Mathematics (1996) from Utrecht University, a PDeng in Software Technology (1999) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, an MPhil in Computer Science (2002) from the University of the West of England in Bristol and a PhD (2004) from the Eindhoven University of Technology.