John Parello    




Summary: Experienced engineering leader and team builder with the ability to create new products, lead them to market, and present them publicly with success.



Professional Employment



Cisco Systems, Inc


2016 - present

Principal Engineer, Corporate Strategic Organization


Strategist responsible for the engineering across Cisco’s Innovation Centers. Establishing the technical strategy and delivery of innovation solutions on a portfolio of 100 projects. Directing agile teams of engineers, business developers, sales and partners in 12 centers worldwide. Advising startups, scale-ups, customers, and partners with co-innovation and incubation products. Presenting and representing Cisco for c-level engagements and executive briefings with customers, partners, and investments.


Prior Products/Responsibilities:


Cisco Digital Building Lead  (2015-2016)


Cisco CREATE  Innovation Lead  (2013-2015)


Joulex Inc, Technology Advisory Board Member (2012-2013)

·       Member of the Technical Advisory Board responsible for representing Cisco's interest in the energy management startup. Led to the successful acquisition of the company by Cisco

Cisco EnergyWise  (2008-2013)


Prototype Wired/Wireless Controller and Compilers (2005-2008)


CiscoWorks1105 Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE)  (2003-2005)


CiscoWorks IP Telephony Environment Monitor 1.3 (ITEM)  (2001-2003)


CiscoWorks1105 Hosting Solution Engine (HSE)  (1999-2001)

Campus/Common Management Foundation (CMF) (1999-2001)


Pace University, Dyson College of Arts and Science


Adjunct Professor : Advanced and Introduction to Programming in C++ at the graduate and undergraduate level

“Intelligent Energy Systems” - Stanford University, Guest Lecturer


Avesta Technologies Incorporated  (Visual Networks, Inc


1996 - 1998

Manager of Development

Supervisor and lead designer for a network management product (Avesta Trinity). Responsible for 11 developers producing software in Java, C++ and Smalltalk. The product managed enterprise Fault Tolerance, Performance and Service Level Agreements.


Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated


1994 - 1996

Associate of Information Technology

Member of the Dealing Systems team. Responsible for new development and support of the cash management and corporate treasury systems. The system managed  $50billion in cash assets daily.


nGage Systems, LLC


1994 - 1997

Owner& Founding Partner

Founded a partnership consulting company that specialized in fixed fee conversion/upgrade of Java based systems


Brooklyn Union Gas Co. (Keyspan Energy) 


1988 - 1994

Programmer Analyst

Lead team member of the Planning and Architecture group. Responsible for the planning, design and development of framework applications using CORBA in Smalltalk for mainframe OODBMS systems.

Created an AI platform for parsing payroll compensation and contract rules


New York University CAS Office of the Dean



Application Programmer

While a student, connected NYU to its first ever IBM Token Ring Local Area Network and created a system to register 3000 students per semester








Steven's Institute of Technology

Degree: Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

New York University, College of Arts and Science

Degree: Bachelor of Arts,  CAS (Courant Institute of Mathematics), Computer Science
Scholarship: Washington Square and University College Scholarship





IP-Enabled Energy Management   Robert Aldrich & John Parello, Wiley Press October 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-60725-1


            “IEEE Internet Computing: EMAN Energy-Management Activities”- April 2013 Edition

Cisco EnergyWise Validated Design Guide- Cisco Documentation

Cisco EnergyWise Summary and Concepts - Cisco White Paper
IETF EMAN Working Group Charter” - IETF Working Group


             Cisco Hall of Fame Speaker (5 time Distinguished Speaker)

            “Internet of Things for the Enterprise” – Cisco Live 2013-2017

“Cisco EnergyWise: The Network as the Platform for Energy Management and Cost Savings”   CiscoLive 2009 - 2012
“2011 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop: Cisco EnergyWise and Smart Loads”

Video Presentations:

Digital Ceiling” – Technical Briefing

            Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011” – Cisco Filing - Video Report

            TechWise  - LED Lighting” Interview 

“Network Energy Efficiency: The New Frontier” - Cisco TechWiseTV Episode 42
“Your Network has the Power”CiscoTechWiseTV Episode 64
“Cisco Branch WAN Update 2009” - Flash Video
Cisco EnergyWise Early Lab Demo – Short video
Cisco EnergyWise Q&A – Short Video

Advisory / Scripting:

Keynote by Cisco CEO John Chambers CiscoLive 2009 Barcelona” - Technical Leader and Advisor
Fundamentals of EnergyWise” – Technical Advisor and Script editor






Method for authenticating a networked endpoint using a physical (power) challenge, US20170331803

Method and system to provide multi-factor authentication for network access using light, US20170318460

Networked lighting management, US9560728

System and method for network enabled wake for networks, US20150113299

Distributed Control of Lights Subject to Compliance Constraints, US20160037613

Identifier Announcement and Detection Scheme for PoE Fixtures , US20160036526

System and method for querying for energy data in a network environment, US20130158729

System and method for detecting a power source and metering points of a device in a network environment, US20130332001

System and method for notifying and for controlling power demand, EP2745184

Method and apparatus for providing notification of network alarms using a plurality of distributed layers, US20110208826

System and method for intelligent energy management in a network environment, US8732501

Apparatus, system and device for collecting, aggregating and monitoring network management information, US7318094

Method and apparatus for triage of network alarms, WO2005114609