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Cisco SVP Chris Dedicoat on Innovation in Europe

At the World Economic Forum, Cisco SVP of European Markets talks about how Innovation is driving the European Economy….

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Standards Play a Vital Role in Fueling Innovation

…ary Locke opened  the event, reminding us of “…the tremendous impact standards can have on U.S. competitiveness, innovation, job creation, and – ultimately – our standard of living.” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra then inspired attendees by stressing the importance of open dialogue and public participation in government.  Phil Weiser, White House National Economic Council Senior Advisor on Technology and Innovation, moderated the pan…

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How do you measure your Cloud Computing strategy?

…ts really the right way to motivate an IT organization to drive itself from a maintenance-centric approach to an innovation-centric approach? Unfortunately, this happens all too often when IT is viewed as an enforcer of the bottom-line instead of an innovation engine for the top-line Let me give an example to highlight this concept of IT-the-enforcer vs. IT-the-innovator and how they don’t always have to be mutually exclusive. Most of you h…

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Innovating Together Like Never Before – in Iceland?

…ts on all sides debate the ideologies as well as the details, it’s easy to agree on one of his key points – that innovation is the key to getting the economy and the country back on track. Given the importance of innovation, isn’t it worth taking a fresh look at innovation itself? Many “innovations” such as the Declaration of Independence, the Apollo Space Program, even clever ad campaigns, were all realized by having several smart people in one…

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Collaboration is Hot … Very Hot (Collaboration solution now deployed across Cisco!)

I am thrilled to blog today about the deployment of Cisco’s own unique collaboration solution across our enterprise to 110,000 employees and contractors worldwide! This is the culmination of a multi-year project which started as a business process and IT initiative, and evolved as a business unit endeavor after our CEO John Chambers said: “product-ize it.”  So, I’m grateful to my colleagues in the business unit – namely Murali Sitaram, vice pres…

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