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Cisco and Oracle Support Cybersecurity Bill that Promotes Voluntary Industry-led Approach

…cle strongly support S.1353 and the voluntary, industry-led approach you have taken. The legislation incorporates concepts that are important in the U.S. and globally: a voluntary approach based on technology neutrality and innovation; a focus on industry-led best practices, using the existing foundation and expertise of the innovation-oriented National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); the protection of privacy; preventing confl…

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Exploring the Mindset of ICT Innovation-Driven Nations

…anges to the current status-quo. Information and Communication Technology Advantage Over the last decade, I’ve observed this phenomenon as I monitored the mixed reaction to global market research studies that assess the ICT4D innovation progress of regions and countries around the world. These studies gauge performance across socioeconomic metrics that aid in the benchmark ranking of a nation’s ability to prosper within the Global Networked Econo…

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4 Steps to Write the Perfect Pitch for Your Start-Up

In every sales training I have attended, this question is always posed to me: “You meet the CIO in the corridor, how do you get a meeting with him?” To be honest, there is not a huge difference in how you answer this question whether you are a start-up seeking an investor or the attention of a mentor. Being a business mentor for both Cisco’s British Innovation Gateway and RAPTOR research and development project, I have attended a lot of start-up…

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Cisco IT University Program Innovation: Leveraging Social Media to Attract Top Talent

Are you an ambitious tech-savvy college student looking for an internship or full time career? Do you want to work for a company that has been ranked as one of the happiest places for young professionals? Then, Cisco IT is the place for you! The Cisco IT University Program recruits college students from all over the world into Cisco IT for internship and full time opportunities. With a myriad of employers for college students to choose from, Ci…

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Standards Boost Business: Competing in a Global Economy

…e. I’m talking about standardization – and there has never been a more crucial time for American businesses to leverage standards and conformance to gain a powerful advantage. Standardization not only informs the direction of innovation, it impacts the strength of the American workforce. Standards have the potential to accelerate the idea-to-market cycle, increase the number of U.S. products and services in markets worldwide, and save companies m…

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