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Getting To the New Normal (Part 2 of 2)

…e. It would be silly to call them obsolete. But they present a limited utility in this next wave of work, where innovation and operational efficiency come from people working together, rather than simply absorbing and using information. For knowledge workers today, the new normal reminds us of the famous I Love Lucy scene, where Lucille Ball wraps pieces of candy coming through on a conveyer belt and things get too fast and crazy. The new normal…


Cisco Developer Contest – The Winners!

…objective to educate our application developer community on the power of the network as a platform for enabling innovation. The response to this contest was phenomenal. With over 900 registrants and 110 qualified teams submitting proposals in Phase-1, to the challenge was to narrow the list down to ten finalists who got a chance to develop applications on the Cisco Integrated Services Router’s Application Extension Platform. For&n…


Innovation in Collaboration

…As CTO for Unified Communications at Cisco, I’m involved in all three ways in which Cisco creates product innovations: current product evolution, partnerships & acquisitions, and internal innovation.  My team and I help to ensure that Cisco strikes the appropriate balance between the three as we build products to meet the needs of our customers and partners. When Cisco innovates, we ensure the usefulness of our innovations with fi…


Discussions about the Social Entertainment Experience

…a former EVP of the RIAA. The panel is from 3:45pm – 4:30pm on October 7th and is titled -: DIGITAL MUSIC INNOVATION: What’s Next?. Here are the questions being asked of Claudia and the panelists. I have inserted some thoughts about each of the questions. What do you think? Are there specific examples you would put to each of these questions – share with us in the comments. 1) What are the defining characteristics of digital pro…


Collaboration: The Productivity Wave

…tivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth.” William Simon Continuing in my series of blogs on the study, Collaboration: Know Your Enthusiasts and Laggards (.pdf), we now come to the fourth finding: productivity is the highest perceived benefit of collaboration. Interestingly, in all collaborator segments, productivity is valued more than innov…