Corporate Social Responsibility

Cisco’s Big Bet on a Big Idea

This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post Two years ago, I stood on stage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a quote on the screen behind me. It read, “All it takes is one big idea to change the world.” I was speaking at the Franklin Project’s Summit where General Stan McChrystal called upon 350 leaders in […]

Creating a Networking Career Pipeline for Veterans

On August 2, 2016, Cisco launched the Veteran Talent Incubation Program (VTIP) at its Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus in North Carolina.  Twelve veterans from area military bases are participating in the program, which spawned from a discussion between Erika Plant and TAC Managers (Chris Phillips, Charles Armstrong and Chris Myers) when they volunteered at […]

Making Cisco Employees’ Philanthropic Dollars Go Further

When Conrad Clemson, senior vice president of strategy for the Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group, was looking for unique ways to maximize and make his philanthropic dollars go further, he did not have to look far. The Employee Product Donation Program (EPDP) enables Cisco employees to purchase most Cisco equipment at a 75% discount […]

Cisco’s CyberCamp Accelerates Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Last week, Cisco’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and San Jose, CA campuses hosted 60 students for the CyberCamp Summer Camp 2016 – a special cybersecurity camp sponsored by CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s national youth cyber education program. In its second year, CyberCamp aims to inspire local students towards education and careers in cybersecurity […]

Digitization Can Create a More Humane World

Today – World Humanitarian Day – is dedicated to recognizing the work and sacrifices of humanitarian personnel. It is also a day to create awareness for the people and organizations that save lives, reduce suffering, and respect human dignity – to recognize those who are working to solve some of our most pressing global challenges. […]

10,000 Scholarships to Start 10,000 Cybersecurity Careers

Now more than ever, cybersecurity is a top-of-mind issue for business, students, and even United States presidential candidates. With billions of bytes of data connecting to the Internet every day, our information needs more protection and security than ever before. For more than 47 percent of businesses surveyed by Global Knowledge, IT security is a […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Not Involved with Girls Power Tech

“It was an amazing day. It is so inspiring that the guidance of mentors helped me choose my career. It is unbelievable how 11 minutes helped me so much.” Can a few hours really change your life? Can an 11-minute conversation with a stranger inspire you to change your career aspirations? At Girls Power Tech […]

When the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team Grows Up…

…what do they want to be? Cisco Live 2016 was an exciting opportunity for a handful of young men and women. As part of the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team, 10 students worked side-by-side with Cisco engineers in Las Vegas, setting up and maintaining a massive network for more than 28,000 attendees. Together, they wired […]

Finding Networking Stars at the 2016 NBA Draft

The annual NBA Draft is all about finding the latest and greatest basketball talent; players who will someday become the face of franchises around the league. It’s where their lifelong dreams of playing in the NBA become a reality, where years of hard work and dedication culminate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The same could be […]