Commissioner (Ret.) Daniel L. Stewart

Senior Justice Advisor for Connected Justice – Cisco Systems


As an advocate for Connected Justice™ solutions at Cisco, Daniel Stewart is dedicated to assisting the Criminal Justice community to implement the use of technology with clear returns on investments and increased safety and security.

Prior to joining Cisco, Daniel Stewart served as Chairman and Commissioner of the New York State Commission of Correction.

Stewart’s responsibility as head of this regulatory oversight agency was to assure the Safe, Stable and Humane operations of the New York State Correction System including all state prison facilities, county jail facilities, New York City Department of Correction (Riker’s Island), secure juvenile facilities and police department lockups including NYPD and PAPD.

He previously served three terms as Mayor to the City of Plattsburgh, New York, where he helped achieve the national ranking of #1 Small City in the United States by Site Selection Magazine for small city development opportunities. He was a team member in the re-use of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base upon its closure, widely recognized as a best re-use example of a military facility asset in the United States.

Stewart served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force as a member of the Strategic Air Command.  He was awarded achievement medals for professional service and actions taken during an operational situation, good conduct, and outstanding unit ribbon while on active duty.

Stewart’s time in local and state and federal government service gives him a keen knowledge and understanding of the many implications and challenges involved in the decision making process for public sector projects at all government levels.