Cisco’s social investments in India: The pandemic’s impact on skills gaps
Through our social investment programs, the Cisco CSR team in India has invested in countrywide blended learning ed-tech programs and digitally transforming our vocational skills institutions. With the right partnerships, we hope to scale this effort and build a brighter future for Indian youth.
Cisco’s AI product lead: Lessons in leading the technology revolution
Mayada leveraged her knowledge of AI and voice technology to lead her team into revolutionizing the way we work. This new technology opens the door to enabling a wide breadth of use cases for accessibility and users with special needs.
Meet Preemar: A Third Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Preemar makes a device called Pro-viden, that reduces aquaculture losses by measuring water parameters. The data is loaded onto the Pro-Viden app where farmers can monitor the results of their water quality. Learn more from their CEO, Alejandro Valdés Martínez.
Meet PS-1925: An India Impact Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
PS-1925 is a device that decreases the amount of prolonged pesticide exposure to those who manually spray pesticides. We recently sat down with founders Shefali Vinod Ramteke and Pawaan Kumar to learn more about what it was like to be awarded an India Impact Runner-Up prize of $10,000 USD.
Meet Hydrotec Solutions: An India Impact Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Hydrotec Solutions has created a device that uses embedded technology to clean and dispense drinking water automatically, utilizing a system that is both accessible and sustainable. Learn more from the team about what it was like to be awarded an India Impact Runner-Up prize of $10,000 USD.
Meet Sensegrass: India Impact Grand Prize Winner for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Sensegrass has created a smart farming solution that combines IoT sensors and AI agronomical software to allow farmers to measure data and analyze the health of their soil. Learn more from their founders who were awarded the India Impact Grand Prize of $25,000 USD.
Meet Respira Labs: A Second Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Respira Labs is developing a low-cost, wearable device, Sylvee, for continuous, at-home monitoring of lung function for patients with respiratory diseases like COPD. Sylvee will allow remote monitoring of patients, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patients’ quality of life. Learn more from their founder, Dr. Maria Artunduaga.
Meet Savanna Circuit Tech: Grand Prize Winner of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 winners have been officially announced, you’ll want to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. We will start with Emmastella Gakuo and Percy Lemtukei, the co-founders of Savanna Circuit Tech, who were awarded the Grand Prize of $100,000 USD.
EforAll: Helping small businesses through entrepreneurship
We recently sat down with EforAll's CEO, David Parker, to learn how they are helping entrepreneurs navigate these challenging times, and why it is more important than ever to support small businesses.