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Is Network Technology a Key Enabler for Smart Eco-City Development?

…ope and North America. For more about IBSG’s perspective on this work be sure to take a look at the blog post, “Innovation in the 21st Century,” written by Nicola Villa, global director of IBSG’s Urban Innovations team.  And for a deeper dive, you may want to review Nic’s white paper, “Connecting Cities: Achieving Sustainability Through Innovation,” which he  co- authored with Shane Mitchell, IBSG Public Sector. Joining me was Eric Lundquist, an…


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Show me the Money: the Debate Continues about Financing Urban Innovation

How exactly are companies and cities going to successfully finance dramatic upgrades of urban connectivity? When will the financial engineers develop the tools which, when used, result in smarter and more prosperous communities where efficiencies are realized; where multiple urban systems are integrated; and where the return on investment shows up in improved local economies? On Feb 1st this blogger took a first look at that conundrum, as part o…


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HIMSS 2012—Highlighting Health Innovation

At this year’s HIMSS Conference, Cisco is showcasing collaboration technologies that improve the way we deliver healthcare. Thanks to partners like AeroScout, Allscripts, Amcom, AMD Global TeleMedicine, Emerge.MD, EXTENSION, GE, Intel, McKesson, MEDITECH, NetApp, NextGen, Optum, Philips Healthcare, Radianta, Rauland-Borg, Vocera and Welch Allyn, we’re transforming clinician-to-clinician and clinician-to-patient relationships through advancement…


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Innovation in Government? Collaborative Research is Critical to Fuel Breakthroughs

…month, Cisco is hosting a live webcast with Dr. Martin Chalfie, 2008 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry Fueling Innovation:  How Research is Really Done (February 29, 2012 at 9:00 am Pacific Time / 12:00 pm Eastern Time).  This webcast will explore how the fruits of basic research are critical to fueling applications. Dr. Chalfie will give examples from his own research developing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as a biological marker, as well a…


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UK Economic Development: What’s the BIG idea?”

…r on from the announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron and Cisco CEO John Chambers of the Cisco-led British Innovation Gateway (BIG) programme. Since then we’ve been busy setting the foundations for our five year commitment to supporting innovation and economic growth in the UK.  We now have this new website and BIG is beginning to come to fruition. What great timing!  Cisco’s crucial role as the official network infrastructure p…


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