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A Technology Entrepreneur with Cisco Systems, recently titled by Financial Times “combining German entrepreneurial talent and technical know-how”, Mirko is passionate about building community and creating meaningful opportunities to bring together people, ideas and exponential technologies for a greater good. In his last 19 years at Cisco Systems he has built an ecosystem to achieve this, through various leadership positions across Engineering, M&A, Sales, and more. Mirko developed Cisco’s worldwide Country Digitisation Acceleration program for Europe, which is set to help countries around the world to maintain competitiveness, increase GDP growth, foster innovation and create new jobs.
Mirko, a Singularity University Alumnus, is a frequent speaker on people, culture & innovation incl. TEDx, republica, Singularity University, WIRED, Mobile World Congress etc. and corporate executive events. He's the Co-Founder of the Refugee First Response Center (www.rfrc.eu) which has been recognized as one of the top 100 ideas by the German President.