Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility aims to empower global problem solvers with the skills they need to thrive and speed the pace of social change around the globe, but that mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of our partners, many of whom are here at Cisco Live US 2015.
At the Cisco CSR Booth in the World of Solutions, our partners are sharing their stories of creating social change around the world.
If you haven’t had a chance, stop by the Cisco CSR booth (#1441) in the World of Solutions and meet six of our partners, including CyberPatriot, Digital Divide Data, NetHope, Water for People, NetDev Group, and Good World Solutions. Together, we’re bringing unique programs and services to people around the world and helping solve pressing social issues, from a growing IT skills gap to the global water shortage.
With these partners, you can become a global problem solver and make an impact in any corner of the world. Below, they share their stories of global impact and how Cisco is helping to speed the pace of social change.
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Yesterday, over 25,000 Cisco customers, employees, and executives helped kick off Cisco Live US 2015 in San Diego, California, attending everything from John Chambers’ final keynote to the World of Solutions in the massive San Diego Convention Center. The venue, which measures over a quarter mile from end to end, features a public, secure wireless network for attendees to access from any room in the building.
Because of this network, they can tweet, post Facebook statuses, and share their favorite pictures on Instagram throughout the week, all without worrying about a faulty Internet connection. But who is keeping that network running, and who helped set it up?
As part of the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team, students are building the skills they’ll need to thrive in the connected economy.
The Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team! As part of the Dream Team, 30 Networking Academy students have been working side-by-side with the Cisco IT team to maintain the event’s massive networks and develop the hands-on skills they’ll need to thrive in the connected economy.
Each year, more than 160,000 students in the United States and Canada enroll in Cisco Networking Academy courses, where they develop IT know-how and valuable problem-solving skills in preparation for jobs in the IT field. Of those thousands of candidates, 10 North American students are selected to participate, and another 20 local students join them to provide additional support.
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Right now, nearly 16 billion people, processes, data, and things are connected to the Internet. By the time this blog post goes “live”, that number will have surely increased. And by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion connections, as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality and changes the world around us.
But what does this mean for you? To start, it means the jobs of today will become the jobs of yesterday – you’ll need new skills to thrive in the digital economy and stand out to employers looking to take advantage of the data created by billions of new connections. Furthermore, these connections will create new opportunities to solve some of the world’s greatest social issues, from global hunger to disaster relief.
At Cisco Live US 2015 in San Diego, attendees will learn firsthand how Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility is empowering global problem solvers with the skills needed to thrive and speed the pace of social change.
Through its Cisco Networking Academy curriculum and a number of unique partnerships, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is empowering global problem solvers with the skills they need to create social change around the globe. At Cisco Live US 2015, Cisco’s largest customer event from June 7 to June 11, visit us in booth 1441 to see firsthand how you can become a global problem solver and start using technology to solve the world’s social and environmental challenges.
Cisco CSR highlights include:
- Student Career Day – Thursday, June 11: Corporate Social Responsibility will connect 600 students with IT professionals for career conversations and hands-on workshops, including a scavenger hunt, a Lego-building activity, and a Maker Faire workshop.
- CSR Partner Pavilion – June 8 to June 11: Six Cisco CSR Partners, from CyberPatriot to Water for People, will demonstrate how they’re working with Cisco to provide global problem solvers with the technology and know-how to create social good around the world.
- Give Back Activation – June 9 to June 10: More than 20,000 Cisco Live attendees will have the opportunity to join the global fight against hunger as part of the Stop Hunger Now activity on June 9 and June 10. Volunteers will spend 30 minutes assembling meal kits which will be delivered to hungry families around the world.
- Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team: As part of the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team, 30 students will work side-by-side with the Cisco IT team to maintain the event’s massive networks and develop the hands-on skills they’ll need to thrive in the connected economy.
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This post was written by guest blogger Wesley King, a business systems analyst at Cisco
The World is Flat, not a Flatscreen
I can’t deny it any longer. The apps on my mobile devices, and my social network living inside those apps, are influencing my behavior. In the case of disaster relief, at least, this influence is for the better.
While playing Words with Friends, I am asked to “Play to Help Nepal.” While paying my sister back for a Mother’s Day through Venmo, I notice my news feed has been taken over by @Possible (Possible Health).
“A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu valley in Nepal. Donate $5 to Possible and help build back Nepal’s healthcare system relief efforts. http://bit.ly/possible4nepal“
A few taps on the screen and I watch my money move, along with relief workers, aid, and social awareness.
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This post was written by Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco Latin America, and originally published by the World Economic Forum
Latin America faces major challenges in terms of development and competitiveness, but at the same time has a great opportunity to rethink its future and take huge steps forward. The next phase of the Internet, the Internet of Everything (IoE) – a comprehensive ‘nervous system’ of networks that connect people, processes, data and things – offers incommensurate possibilities to transform the region, with important implications for its development, employment and competitiveness.
The Internet of Everything makes networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.
Cisco Networking Academy students in Brazil build IT skills and the foundation for a lifelong career. More than 900,000 students have taken Networking Academy courses in 33 Latin American countries since 1997.
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