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Accelerating open innovation on all fronts at Cisco

I introduced Cisco 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….


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Celebrating Innovation at Cisco

…ld’s most innovative companies for 2014 and Cisco jumped to #14, up from #46 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….


Reinventing Innovation to Capture the Internet of Everything Opportunity

…is connecting Cisco with high-potential IoE startups in key innovation hubs around the world, including Silicon Valley, Chicago, San Diego and Central Europe (Vienna, Austria). In addition to the EIR program, Cisco nurtures innovation and entrepreneurs through Cisco Centers of Innovation (six announced and more on the way), the IoE Venture Fund (invested in 18 companies globally in the past 12 months), an ecosystem of developer communities, the…


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Fast IT Top Insights Part 1: IT Transformation and Innovation

…et business needs. In our next blog installment, we will examine how Fast IT enables an exciting new competitive dimension in data analytics; how Fast IT facilitates the cultural changes that are as crucial to attaining fast innovation as infrastructure changes; and how Fast IT will underpin a critical new approach to security. Finally, we will explore how Fast IT enables an exciting “IoE dividend” in savings (time, resources, and money) that…


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Announcing Finalists for the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge!

…ent was for each semi-finalist to submit a business plan along with a short video pitching their idea or solution.  The judging was even more difficult this round, but our six finalists have been selected! Announcing the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge Finalists! I am pleased to announce the six IoT Innovation Grand Challenge Finalists: Waygum: – the first End-to-End Mobile Platform for IOIT  (Internet of Industrial Things) Energy…


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