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Innovation Can Come From Anywhere

Innovation can be an overused word, but it’s a hot topic for a reason. The pace of change compels businesses, large and small, to reinvent themselves. Cisco’s innovation strategy is multifaceted and focuses our efforts both internally and externally. Last week we announced a new Cisco IoE Innovation Center in Tokyo. This is the seventh IoE Innovation Center that Cisco has opened worldwide – joining Rio, Toronto, Berlin, Songdo, Barcelona and Lon…

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Accelerating and Innovating the Internet of Everything in Japan

…next decade (out of a global economic value of $19 trillion). With its proud history of industry, technology and innovation leadership, Japan is an ideal location for Cisco’s 7th IoE Center of Innovation — a $20million investment for Cisco — which opened last Thursday with nine Japan-based ecosystem partners. The excitement is high around our open lab’s charter to bring together customers, industry partners, startups, accelerators, go…

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Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

…ement of resources like addressing as well).  Rather, the question is about their role going forward in enabling innovation.  SDO Challenges SDOs (like the IETF) have to evolve their processes to keep up with the technological landscape and development processes to remain relevant. Software has come to dominate what we perceive as “the Internet” and the “agile” development model has created a sharp knee in the rate of inno…

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Clearly Communicate, Closely Collaborate to Innovate

Innovation matters. And innovation requires collaboration . And collaboration requires clear communication. Without clear communications, you open the door for all sorts of innovation-hindering situations: Miscommunications, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations. Errors, delays, and disagreements.  Most of these issues are avoidable. And it doesn’t take magic. It’s actually pretty simple: Integrate video into your normal collaboration. T…

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Developing Products and Solutions in the 21st Century

On November 3rd, 2014 at the Software Defined Network-Multiprotocol label Switching SDN-MPLS (Software Defined Networking-Multiprotocol Label Switching) Conference in Washington D.C: I moderated a stellar panel titled, “Developing Products and Services in the 21st Century.” Quite a few of the attendees represented Service Providers; with a few attendees from the Public Sector and vendor communities. In framing up the discussion, I had proposed t…

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