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Leadership Evolution to Drive Growth and Innovation

A few months back at Partner Summit, I shared with you, our Partners, the significant opportunities available to us associated with four market transitions, all enabled by the borderless network. To capture the multi-billion dollar opportunities in front of us, we must work together to broaden our focus on architectures, verticals/solutions, emerging countries and new consumption models, such as XaaS.  In January, the Cisco Worldwide Partn…


Cisco Live to Spotlight Innovation

It’s that time of year again. Cisco Live, the company’s foremost training event for IT and communication professionals, kicks off this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year’s event is expected to draw some 18,000 people, one-third of them virtual attendees. It also crosses paths with two separate contests – the X PRIZE and Cisco I-Prize. Running June 27-July 1, the conference offers hundreds…


Cisco@25: CTO, Padmasree Warrior’s Perspective on Innovation at Cisco

In the next Cisco@25 video blog series, Cisco’s CTO Padmasree Warrior shares her perspective on Cisco innovation and where she sees technology in the next 25 years.  Padmasree Warrior sees Cisco driving innovation and new ideas in phases. The first ideas come internally in the company, such as TelePresence. The second phase being outside of the company, such as Smart Grid. Warrior explains that Cisco “thinks of innovation as goi…


Cisco Welcomes Russian President Medvedev

…uo;s power to continually reinvent itself – and in doing so create the framework for another generation of innovation and economic growth. When Cisco looks to invest, we have capability to go anywhere in the world.  Russia has seen what Silicon Valley has done for this country and the world and they want to replicate it.  President Medvedev and other world leaders understand that innovation is the new playing field.  It&rsqu…


Sometimes we can’t see the “Innovation” through the “Wars”

…ategic partners instead of just suppliers. But more than anything else, the C-level discussions today are about Innovation. Innovation in raw technology; innovation in technology delivery models; innovation in using technology to radically change business models; innovation in partnership models. Many customers I speak with are in markets where the pace of change is incredibly fast. Fast in the sense of market-leaders being on top in Year 1 a…