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Transforming American Governance

In the midst of the debt crisis here in Washington, D.C., the nation teetered toward default, but eventually came to a compromise to avert that outcome. A recent article in The New Yorker likened the situation to “. . . members of an ordinance-disposal unit arguing about how to defuse a large ticking bomb.” Our nation faces a large—and growing—long-term fiscal imbalance driven by an aging population, which will dramatically increase healthcare and retirement costs.

The nation certainly faces other challenges: the continuing war on terror, increasing economic competition from emerging world powers like China and India, rising energy costs, environmental concerns, and other new and unknown problems and threats. Any one of these issues would provide a large enough agenda for a president and Congress. Their convergence creates an atmosphere of unparalleled complication for government management.

Overcoming these obstacles will require a “changed” government, a 21st-century government transformed to operate on demand. Read More »

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CTO Padmasree Warrior’s Experience at the World Economic Forum

February 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm PST

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.”

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