Yvette Kanouff is a technology entrepreneur that has been actively involved in digital transformation world-wide for the past 25 years. She headed the $7B service provider business at Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions where she led the innovation in service provider products including routing, access networks, optical networking, cable networks, and video/media. She has held CTO and President roles at various companies and has focused on leading the industry towards SaaS, cloud-centric, open, and automated solutions. Yvette has received numerous industry awards including the National Cable and Television Association’s Vanguard Award for Leadership in Science and Technology, was named an Industry Pioneer, won an Emmy for her work in Video on Demand with SeaChange, named an Industry Wonder Woman, Top Techie, and Woman in Technology; she has been named one of the 11 most influential women in the Television industry, and has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 industry executives. Yvette holds several patents, and she is an active participant in industry organizations, standards bodies, and leading industry technology efforts including 5G, digitization, cloud, cybersecurity, media, and artificial intelligence. Yvette began her career in digital signal processing and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mathematics from UCF. Yvette is a 2011 recipient of the UCF Distinguished Alumni Award and generously supports UCF students through the Yvette Kanouff Industrial Mathematics Scholarship.