Michael Maltese

Director of Innovation in Asia Pacific, Japan and China

Cisco Innovation Network

As director of Cisco’s innovation team in APJC, Michael oversees the co-innovation centers in Singapore, Japan and Australia, as well as programs in India and across the region that support innovation. Michael spent nearly a decade in academia, including serving as the founding managing director of MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and as a fellow at Stanford. Michael has run two start-ups [Malltip and Last Mile], founded an NGO in Africa [Global Medical Knowledge], worked on the investment team at Matinda Capital and directed business development for Originate. Michael studied at Harvard and Oxford and has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


April 22, 2019


Singapore Co-Innovation Center Ecosystem Gets Results in Joint Hackathon

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Cisco’s Singapore Co-Innovation Center, along with partners ICE71, Div0 & NUS Enterprise, hosted a 3-day long hackathon called "Decipher" on wireless cybersecurity.

March 12, 2019


Cisco Live! Melbourne Abounds with Co-Innovation Opportunities

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The digital opportunities were endless last week at Cisco Live! Melbourne for Cisco’s APJC co-innovation teams. A steady stream of customers and partners visited the Co-Innovation Pavilion where we showcased solutions co-developed with industry leaders and startups, and live streamed celebrations in Tokyo to commemorate the 500-day countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.