Cisco’s CTO, Padmasree Warrior, is attending the Techonomy conference at Lake Tahoe, California this week. It’s a conference with a bold goal: to promote a “rational, optimistic, forward-looking, technically savvy work ethic that celebrates technological achievement, human ingenuity, and sustainable living.”
As Deloitte’s John Hagel III put it in the opening session this morning: “Techonomy is about tapping into tacit knowledge – not the five exabytes of information floating around us every day (information about the what or the why) – but the knowledge in all of our heads that can improve the “how”.
Two of the ‘hows’ on the Techonomy agenda are the twin challenges of rapid urbanization globally (700 million people will be urbanized in the next 10 years) and economic rejuvenation of cities and communities here in the US…and the role technology can play in addressing each.
Ahead of her panel, Padma shared a few thoughts on how ‘Techonomists’ like her are bringing a new way of thinking to the development of smart, sustainable cities and networked economies.
Caption: CTO Padmasree Warrior discusses Cisco’s philosophy on Smart Connected Communities at Techonomy 2010.