Gordon Feller

Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Gordon Feller

Director, Office of the EVP, Cisco
Gordon Feller, CiscoMeeting of the Minds

Gordon Feller is a Director at Cisco Systems headquarters in Silicon Valley, reporting to Wim Elfrink, the company's EVP-Industry Solutions and Chief Globalization Officer. Feller is also Co-founder/Convenor of Meeting of the Minds, an annual leadership summit organized since 2007 by Urban Age Institute (UAI).

Prior to joining Cisco, Feller was CEO of UAI, an international non-profit research/training organization which began as a magazine inside the World Bank and was spun off ten years later in 2001. For 30 years, Feller's advised on economic and technology issues with leaders of multinational companies, cities, NGOs / foundations, and national governments. His clients included World Bank, United Nations, German and Canadian national governments, The Rockefeller Foundation, IBM, Reuters, Metropolis, and United Cities & Local Governments.

Feller advises leaders on how advanced technologies enable leaders to solve complex problems — with a special focus on developing practical and forward-looking solutions where economics, technology, and sustainability intersect. His work is the basis of documentaries and other multimedia projects. Feller's published hundreds of articles in newspapers, scholarly journals, and magazines, including CFO Magazine, Urban Land Magazine, TIME Magazine, Financial Times. He was formerly executive editor of Urban Age Magazine and Planet Earth Magazine.

Feller's a keynote speaker at key leadership events. Columbia University awarded him a Bachelor’s in political science, cum laude, and a Master’s in International Affairs. AT Columbia he served as a Lehman Fellow, a Wallach Fellow and a Deans Fellow.

In June 2014, Feller was appointed as a Global Fellow of the Commons Lab, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Speaker at:

Meeting of the Minds 2007 in Oakland, CA
Meeting of the Minds 2008 in Portland, OR
Meeting of the Minds 2009 in New York City
Meeting of the Minds 2010 in Omaha, NE
Meeting of the Minds 2011 in Boulder, CO
Meeting of the Minds 2012 in San Francisco, CA
Meeting of the Minds Roundtable Discussion with Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Carolien Gehrels
Meeting of the Minds 2013 in Toronto, Canada
Meeting of the Minds 2014 in Detroit
Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations:
Barr Foundation
Wells Fargo
Black & Veatch
Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service
FIA Foundation
Volvo Research and Educational Foundation (VREF)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
CBRE Group, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company