Network Software Licensing Experts

We are Network Software Licensing, Lifecycle Management and Asset Management experts.  In our case, network software includes network security, telecommunications, IP telephony and online collaboration applications in addition to the classic route, switch, data center network.



Tom Nallen

Licensing & Ela Operations Architect

The last 4 years of Tom’s 16 year career with Cisco as the Operations Capability and Business Case lead for Cisco’s fast-growing ELA software business have brought him back to his enterprise software roots.

In a fast-moving, internal start up environment, Tom operated outside of the box, leading a team of IT development, Supply Chain and line Operations licensing experts to transform the ELA customer experience.  From business case execution readouts and systems capability funding requests, to Agile Epic requirements definition, User Story product ownership and User Experience oversight – Tom worked at and with all levels within Cisco’s software transformation initiative to drive recurring revenue growth.   

Tom founded Network Licensing Strategies with sights set on the future and a goal to help customers and others in the networking industry accelerate their own network software transformation.  Contact us today and let’s uncover the opportunities that lie ahead. 



E. Aminata Brown

Business Process Optimization &  Project Management

Aminata Brown brings over 20 years of experience as a performance and organizational transformation consultant, including leading enterprise-wide re-organizations, creating performance development programs and providing business process re-engineering strategy services. Some of Aminata’s previous clients include Cisco, Deloitte & Touche, the University of California Office of the President, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gap Inc, Nestle, Bank of New York and the New York Stock Exchange.

Aminata has provided extensive business process optimization services for clients streamlining their Enterprise Licensing Agreement processes by establishing roadmaps to increase efficiencies through data consolidation/alignment efforts, the implementation of best practices leveraging innovative tools, and new install base assessment support services. Her project management services have included developing executive sponsorship and stakeholder buy-in, measuring improvements to key metrics, managing issues/risks, budgets and timelines, as well as identifying resource and staffing requirements to ensure project success.

Aminata’s breadth of experience from strategic technical initiatives to large-scale organizational and performance-related programs, enriches her with a rare understanding of effective leadership across diverse terrain. She consults with a keen understanding of the personal awareness and skills required to implement large and small-scale transformation, both internally and externally.