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Accelerating open innovation on all fronts at Cisco

…sco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) earlier this year as a cornerstone in our strategy of embracing open innovation at Cisco. I also shared how we were extending Cisco EIR and open innovation across the US through local incubation partners, and I announced the launch of Cisco EIR in Europe. Now I would like to share updates on the great progress we are making with Cisco EIR as a catalyst of open innovation at Cisco. Startups Selected to Jo…


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Celebrating Innovation at Cisco

…the previous year. Source: Boston Consulting Group In their report, The Boston Consulting Group simply states, “Innovation is hard.”  “Breakthrough innovation is harder.”  I couldn’t agree more.  We have celebrated many breakthrough innovations that have dramatically redefined the way we live, learn, work and play over the years at Cisco and this year was no exception. We celebrated some of the year’s best innovations at the 16th annual Pioneer A…


Balancing Innovation and Evolution: Cutting Through the Noise

…en a reoccurring theme: What customers tell me they need are solutions that will work for them today. Balancing innovation and evolution is important, but that burden needs to be carried by us—the tech vendors—not by our customers. It’s rare that customers have the time to slow down to sort it all out. Even as their IT operations are evolving, they need to “keep the planes in the air.” Balancing Innovation and Tradition Cisco can help you cut th…


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Judging the Future at Cisco’s Silicon Valley Innovation Jam

…with a tweet or streaming videos during presentations to make learning more engaging. At Cisco’s Silicon Valley Innovation Jam on October 24, I served as a pre-finalist judge and saw how over 60 SJSU students would use this same technology to solve social problems in the near future. By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. Today, I can name more than 10 “smart” devices in my house that require an Internet connection….


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IoT, STEM, Women, Innovation, Manufacturing and the 52% Opportunity

…does all this HOPE stuff have to do with IoT, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Manufacturing, Innovation and Women?  Well, let me explain………. Here’s some metrics you may be familiar with: IoT global value opportunity estimated to be over $8 Trillion Over the next 10 years it is estimated there will be two million unfilled STEM related jobs globally 82 percent of American manufacturers surveyed reported a moder…


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