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DVR Alert: Cisco CEO to Address U.S. Governors

February 23, 2007
at 12:00 pm PST

DVR Alert!!!!! Tomorrow, John Chambers will address U.S. Governors at their annual meeting in Washington, DC. His topic will be on innovation and competitiveness and 45 of the 50 governors are expected to be in attendance. He will be introduced by National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona. His speech will be broadcast nationwide LIVE on C-SPAN on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00PM ET.This year, Governor Napolitano’s issue of focus, the so-called”Chair’s Initiative,” is innovation. The opportunity to address this gathering is an honor and Chambers will attempt to help frame and define the issue of innovation for the assembled Governors. John also addressed the NGA in 2002 in Boise, Idaho.John Chambers NGA Feb 2007.jpg (Cisco Chairman and CEO, John Chambers, addressing U.S. Governors at NGA Conference in Washington, DC -- February 24, 2007 -- NGA Photo)To view John addressing the Governors, please tune in and hear him talk about what government can do to support and nurture innovation as well as what they can do to preserve the U.S. as a home of cutting-edge technologies while creating high-wage jobs. He will speak about what he views as the four Key Drivers of Competitiveness, namely, Education, Infrastructure (Broadband), Productivity, and a Supportive Government that allows all of these drivers to flourish. After Chambers address, he will join with former U.S. Treasury Secretary and current Chairman of the Executive Committee of Citigroup Robert Rubin in a Q&A with Governor Napolitano. For more on the NGA meeting, please visit www.nga.org.Please set your DVR’s or tune in live to C-SPAN on Saturday at 1PM ET and hear our CEO’s messages to the chief executives of the states.NGA News Release.

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