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Amazing Bangalore

…w world economic order. India, and Bangalore specifically, is on track to be a center of information technology innovation, and business process innovation in an area of the world (including Asia and China to the north) that represents not just the majority of the world’s population, but some of the fastest-growing economies, as well. How will companies around the world address these global markets? Bangalore wants to be part of the answe…

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Teamwork, Collaboration and Innovation

One of the missions of the Cisco I-Prize is to harness innovation and talent on a global scale. One of the most fascinating aspects of the competition is to see the level of collaboration already taking place as entrepreneurs and innovators engage in a dialog about each others ideas. There are over 1000 new business ideas and thousands of comments submitted. This is an excellent indicator that collaboration on a global scale can produce supe…

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The Mobile Web in 2008

…The Mobile world tends to be fairly closed: operators are in control, voice is the primary app, there is limited innovation, and end users are controlled through subsidized phones and early termination agreements. The mobile industry also seems to be hitting saturation in much of the developed world. — The Internet world is very open, end users are in control, there are many different types of applications, lots of innovation, and customer…

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2008 Technology Predictions…or Resolutions…or Whatever…

There is an interesting column in the Wall Street Journal today about Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” 25-years later. The columnist, Jason Fry, remembered seeing the movie as a young teenager and compared it to seeing the new “final cut” version now, even commenting on what technology was envisioned in the movie in 1982…for the year 2019, when the movie was set. Last year, when Pew Internet Project put out the…

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Some interesting sources for potential innovation

Here are some interesting categories of ideas that are emerging in I-Prize:1. Energy (Green-save)2. Healthcare (aging of the workforce)3. Wireless Connectivity (unwire the world)4. Automotive (connect my car)These are areas we’ve already started to look at inside Cisco. I thought I’d share some of our early thinking on these themes. Hopefully this will spark some additional insights!Energy:If the electricity grid could be made intell…

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