Mirko Bass

Business Development

Smart & Connected Communities

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.


December 17, 2019


Driving the Future of Healthcare in Germany: The Medibus

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The Medibus is driving a more mobile, accessible, and sustainable future of healthcare.

September 2, 2015


#WednesdayWalkabout Series: A Day on the Bay

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Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp The influence of the Internet is often overlooked considering its ubiquitous presence in all facets of our lives today. But we have entered a new era in the life of the Internet and it begs the question, what role will it play in the future? The Internet of Everything is paving […]