Employee Innovation Lead
Mathilde has fifteen years of experience in innovation, technology intelligence, and R&D. She currently leads Bold Bets, a global initiative to support Cisco intrapreneurs in the creation of new adjacent business opportunities.
Mathilde joined Cisco in 2008 after a PhD in wireless communication systems. She first led the Internet of Things activities for Cisco’s Corporate Development Technology Group. Mathilde's focus then switched to creating and developing Cisco's patent intelligence offering, enabling Cisco to extract strategic insights from the vast amount of patent data. More recently, Mathilde’s has been leading different innovation initiatives, ranging from open-innovation projects, to startup challenges, to employee innovation programs. About 38’000 Cisco employees have participated in these award-winning programs to date.