Waste management innovation: making the impossible possible
People piled trash in streets, causing filth and disease. While people blamed the government, Nivedha knew there was a solution to sort and recycle all waste and clean the streets.
Virtual volunteering: How I spent 18 hours helping families make ends meet
There was a need for virtual volunteers to help out with the Santa Clara County COVID-19 Financial Assistance Fund. So a member of Cisco's Corporate Affairs team decided to take action.
Reducing food waste and food insecurity one meal at a time
Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Most recently, Cisco and Cisco Foundation donated $1.2 million to help them expand their food recovery services. We sat down with Replate's CEO and founder, Maen Mahfoud, to learn more about Replate’s mission, and its response to business closures.
How a former Global Problem Solver winner is helping to monitor patient vital signs
Neopenda is a social enterprise startup that won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Prize at the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition. Sona Shah, co-founder and CEO of Neopenda, recently shared with us how their device, neoGuard, is being used on neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients to help monitor their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creating an ethical framework for AI to protect the customer experience
Within five years, AI will have the ability to hyper-personalise the customer experience. Introducing an ethical framework for AI could prove essential for organisations to execute an unbiased CX.
How MIND Research Institute moved quickly to offer free math education to students learning at home
ST Math, MIND Research Institute's flagship visual instructional program, is available at no cost to parents. Since it’s visually-based, students who speak all languages can benefit. We sat down with their CEO, Brett Woudenberg, to learn more.
From diagnostics to masks: How a Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge winner is helping front-line health workers
OmniVis is a biotechnology company that was a second runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge. Now, the team behind OmniVis created OmniMask, a 3D-printed mask that was developed to protect front line health workers who don't have access to enough personal protective equipment (PPE).
Cisco Tactical Operations Team: Offering remote support during crises
Our disaster response team, Tactical Operations (TacOps), deploys trained team members to restore communications—for free—in the wake of disasters and other events where first responders need support.
How TalkingPoints is helping teachers and parents stay connected to enhance student success and well-being
We sat down with Heejae Lim, founder and CEO of TalkingPoints, to learn more about how TalkingPoints is serving as a bridge between teachers and parents right now, as well as serving as a platform that delivers critical information on behalf of schools.