This week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will convene 2500 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society in Davos, Switzerland. There, these global problem solvers will engage in strategic discussions about the political, economic, social, and technological transformations reshaping the world.
Cisco has been a WEF strategic partner for 17 years, putting us among a select group of 100 global companies committed to improving the state of the world. Being part of WEF gives us an opportunity to build and strengthen the relationships that help us address some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers speaks during the session ‘The Global Business Context’ at the WEF Annual Meeting in 2012. Photo: World Economic Forum
On Wednesday, January 21, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers will participate in a livestreamed panel on The New Digital Contextat 9 a.m. CET (midnight PT). He will discuss how regulatory, behavioral, and technological changes are transforming the digital landscape with Liu Jiren, chairman and CEO of Neusoft Corp.; José María Álvarez-Pallete, chief operating officer of Telefónica; Max Levchi, co-founder of PayPal and CEO of Affirm; and Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO of Accenture.
Being recognized by Corporate Knights as a company that takes sustainability very seriously is a nice reflection of the values that our 66,000 global employees hold. We certainly want to be a successful company and a measure of that success includes operating in a sustainable and responsible manner. Cisco strongly believes in creating shared value for the communities in which we operate as well as our business.
Tae Yoo, Cisco’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs commented, “We are very proud of our inclusion on the Global 100 list. Cisco is deeply committed to corporate social responsibility and utilizing the power of people and technology networks to multiply our impact on society, the environment and our business.”
Commenting on this year’s Global 100, Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights CEO, remarked, “the Global 100 are leading a resource productivity revolution, transforming waste into treasure and doing more with less. They are steering our civilization away from ecological overshoot and back to a place of balance with our planet.”
This month, Cisco Chairman and CEO is attending his 12th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. In this video he prepared for WEF, he answers the following questions.
What great transformation will the world see in the next decade?
What new models will drive change in your industry?
How can organizations build competitive innovation for the next generation?
How can your industry work with other stakeholders to improve the state of the world?
John states that the internet and business “innovation will drive GDP growth, job creation and productivity” in the next decade. He says that any device will be connected to any content and that video will be everywhere. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, he says, will be in the enterprise, in their current form or in a more business-friendly form (note: such as Cisco Quad). He says that mobility will continue to grow in importance and the proliferation of devices will make the network and its security and policies even more important.
Solving the worlds problems, he says, takes bringing diverse people together…both physically, but more and more through collaborative platforms.
Watch the video and let us know what you think technology’s impact will have on our lives in the next decade.
Watch Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior talk about her “mind-blowing” experience at this year’s World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. She mingled with experts from around the world discussing topics like cloud computing, security, and hyper connectivity.
“The breadth and depth of the expertise that comes together in one place from around the world is simply mind blowing.”
Armed with my Flip Camera, I had a chance to catch up today with Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer. This is her first trip to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Padma talks about her experiences in the technology tract, as well as being a little star struck by WEF attendees. Padma notes that cloud computing is a hot topic at this year’s event, and trend Cisco is well positioned to lead.