We’ve held our annual Cisco Open Source event this week, on May 1st in San Jose. I’m very impressed to see the large turnout and the ultra positive feedback after the keynote and 5 tracks on Linux, SDN, Big Data, Emerging Technologies and Community Development. Wonderful to see Irving Wladawsky-Berger from IBM, Jim Zemlin from the Linux Foundation, Simon Crosby from Bromium and the great discussions that ensued. Next time we’ll have to open this event up to more than just one afternoon, there is just so much open collaboration that is taking place. My thanks to our track leads, Michael Hein who helped me put together the Linux track, Jan Medved and Dave Ward on SDN, Mark Voelker and Ed Warnicke on Big Data, Fabio Maino and Flavio Bonomi on Emerging Technologies, and Peter Saint-Andre for the Community Management and Tools — these guys have already left their mark on timeless and enduring open standards, but it’s amazing to see how good they are in open source! We’ll have to post the key takeaways in these next blog entries, for now to all those of you who came, contributed and enjoyed this event, we salute you! Open at Cisco is a vibrant and growing community.
One of the best things about my job at CISCO is the opportunity to work with innovators in government, business, the independent sector, and nonprofits and examine the problems of urban communities in new ways.
Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of supporting the launch of a new civic presence in our hometown of San Jose that does this very well: the San Jose office of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, SPUR San Jose. Read More »
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We’ve all heard the phase that Good Help is hard to find. I would add that good help is in fact essential—especially for succeeding at complex undertakings like Cloud. In this short VoD from Cisco, Bob Dimicco offers several clear, concise examples of a few of the major issues facing companies moving to Cloud, and how good help is essential in navigating a path to success. Read More »
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) study, “by the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2016 there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita”. Actually, I’m already a member of the “1.4 mobile devices per capita” group. I’d even say I am married to my 1.4 mobile devices.
If you’re like me and can’t imagine stepping out of your home without your phone or tablet, don’t miss out on Read More »
What is singularity? The word has several interpretations in mathematics, geometry, natural sciences and technology. Increasingly, it is used to describe an exponential emergence of technological development with the potential of changing the world as we know it.
Singularity University (SU), located at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, was established in 2008 to create a global network of like-minded entrepreneurs, technologists and young leaders, dedicated to innovation and exploring the ways to singularity.
To make its efforts truly world-wide, SU launched a series of Global Impact Competitions, including one in Central and Eastern Europe, which is nearing its finals at the end of this week. Supported by Cisco, the competition reached thousands of university students, young entrepreneurs and business people in the region. Organizers were looking for innovative project ideas which could improve the lives of one million people in a 3-year period with the help of technology.
54 applications were submitted from eight countries, addressing issues of health, education or security. The minds behind the six most outstanding projects will get together on May 4th in Budapest, Hungary, to present their ideas and compete for the grand prize, an invitation to Singularity University’s summer course this year, worth 30 000 USD. The jury will be chaired by noone less than Professor Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik cube.
So cross fingers for the finalists and their exciting ideas and watch this space to find out who wins later this week:
- Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Poland: Drug waste -- web-based service for used medicaments location and drug shortages alerts
- Tamas Haidegger, Hungary: Hand Hygiene for a Healthier Planet- innovative education and objective control on personal hygiene
- Vaclav Plevka, Czech Republic: Avoiding the Gridlock Incident in order to Keep the Conurbations in Operation
- Bogdana Rakova, Bulgaria: LIVEstat- phone assisted healthy shopping
- Daniel Ratai, Hungary: Leonar3Do the VR kit changing education, teaching and lifelong learning
- Priszcilla Varnagy, Hungary: Be-novative: Conquering real-life challenges with creativity