Anthony DeSpirito

Anthony DeSpirito

Tony DeSpirito is Schneider Electric’s Vice President/General Manager of Operation Services. His responsibilities include strategy, marketing, sales, and execution of Schneider Electric’s data center operation services business. Schneider Electric operates many of the largest datacenters in the world and delivers operational excellence through rigorous processes and discipline supported by a digital foundation. A seasoned high-technology marketing and sales executive, Tony has deep domain expertise in enterprise software and managed services. His previous position was Managing Director of Strategic Accounts with responsibility for Schneider’s relationship with IBM. Tony’s skills range from C-Level selling, relationships and solution development to operational management of both channel and direct sales teams. Tony holds a BS in Mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island. He is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort Campaigns in Southwest Asia and was a decorated Combat Aviator while a Captain in the United States Air Force.

I love to ride my bike

I love to ride my bike. It’s my primary form of exercise and a hobby/lifestyle that I didn’t embrace until my mid 30s. As I rapidly approach 50 (or “1/2… Read more »

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Electric Atmosphere at the Paris Marathon

I love Paris.  I really do.  Paris in the springtime is a wonderful place as the trees begin to bud and the flowers begin to bloom.  Based in France, Schneider… Read more »

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Italian Wine, Schneider Electric and the Internet of Things …

Sometimes this job is very cool.  As I write this, I’m sitting in a little coffee shop near the Duomo in Milan, Italy having a glass of Amarone and some… Read more »

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An Inside Peek at How Schneider Electric and Its Partners Plan for the Year Ahead

As I write this, it’s the Monday before Thanksgiving. For me, at least in my professional life, that means my thoughts are squarely on one thing: next year. Around Halloween… Read more »

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Schneider Electric and Cisco are Natural Partners in Delivering the Internet of Things

In a previous post I touched on the partnership Schneider Electric has with Cisco aimed at helping customers build more efficient data centers.  As our two companies have gotten closer… Read more »

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Leaving Las Vegas, IBM, and Rock Stars: how they all mesh together…

Last night, I watched Train perform in a private concert at the IBM Partnerworld event in Las Vegas. I didn’t hate it. What happened to music with an edge?  Give… Read more »

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How Does Cisco’s Internet of Everything Connect with Us? In More Ways Than You May Think…

Today as I walk the show floor at Cisco Live in London, I’m struck by just how vast the internet of everything really is.  I’ve been tweeting from my smart… Read more »

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Embracing Change: An Insider’s Guide for a Smooth Transition

Change.  Transition.  Two terms that strike fear in the hearts of many people, both professionally and personally.  When my children were young, we used to joke about “transition” as the… Read more »

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Keep Calm and Carry On – A View From The Cisco House in London

Like many Americans, I heard the warnings about how crazy London would be during the Olympics.  The taxi queues, Tube trains stuffed like Tokyo at rush hour and restaurants requiring… Read more »

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Is it HOT in here, or is it just ME? Building Management Software and Cisco House in London

In my last blog, I discussed my amazing experience at Cisco House in London and Schneider Electric’s small part in making it possible- our Building Management System and Energy Management… Read more »

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