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Mary de Wysocki

Senior Director

Corporate Affairs

Mary has over a decade experience leading various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and education initiatives for Cisco. She currently heads up Corporate Affairs Strategy, including new program development, Public Benefit Investment and the Cisco Foundation, and Research and Insights.

Articles

How Arizona eighth graders find solutions to the community’s toughest social problems

Eighth grade social studies teacher Edgar Ochoa was excited to implement the Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series) supplemental curriculum, but he wasn’t entirely sure how his students were going to react.

December 19, 2019

INNOVATION

Are You The Next Global Problem Solver?

Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is the initiative that inspires and empowers a new generation of problem solvers in today's thriving digital economy, by working on technologies that will benefit the world.

Celebrating the power of entrepreneurs to solve global problems

In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, we believe developing a generation of global problem solvers is critical to discovering the solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 Launches with Special India Impact Prize

On October 15, 2019, Cisco launched its fourth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, a worldwide search for the next technology startup greatly impacting people, society or the planet.

Making a Big Impact in a Small Town Started in the Classroom

“When I first gave them the assignment, I got a lot of ‘I can’t.’ So I asked them to identify ways they could make a dent in the problem, explaining if they can do it, then someone else can do it too,” Mr. Miller explained. “I think that’s the great thing about GPS. It gets kids thinking and excited about what they can do.”

How an Animated Series is Turning Phoenix-area Students and Teachers into Social Entrepreneurs

Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers: The Series program aims to instill the tenets of social entrepreneurship and responsible use of technology into middle schools. The animated series follows a team of teenage superheroes who work together to solve social problems around the world.

Meet the 2018 GPS Challenge Second Runner-Up: Flux

The Flux team won US$25,000 in the 2018 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge and is working to solve the water crisis in Kenya.

November 28, 2018

INNOVATION

What These Global Problem Solvers Can Teach Us About Making an Impact

Learn how you can snag up to $100,000 from Cisco by entering the 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge.