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Yankee’s Zeus Kerravala comes on board as a judge for the Cisco Developer contest

- April 19, 2009 - 3 Comments

Back in December 08, we got together to chat with Yankee’s SVP of Enterprise Research Zeus Kerravala who shared his thoughts on Innovating in a Fragile Economy. The stock markets have picked up a bit worldwide, banks have started to make surprise profits and the economy seems to be getting ready to pick itself up a bit. However unemployment is up, and foreclosures still abound. The times are still turbulent and the economy still fragile. Amidst all of this, we’ve managed to go through all the proposals that we received for the Cisco ‘Think Inside the Box’ Developer contest and have managed to put together a list of potential finalists, who are still being vetted. We hope to have a list that we can announce in the next 2+ weeks.But we’re looking ahead, and getting our judges lined up to evaluate the applications when they’re ready at the end of Phase-2 of the contest. We talked to Zeus sometime ago, and he graciously agreed to come on board and help adjudge the finalists. As always it is a pleasure to have Zeus as part of our “team” here, and weigh in with his rich industry prespectives. For us, it’s important to eyes other than our own looking “outside-in” and balance our “inside-out” approach. We believe Zeus and his other judges to follow will provide us an unbiased viewpoint.In the next few weeks, we’re going to bring in a few more judges from outside Cisco who will help us with this contest. A panel of judges from Cisco are also going to complement. For now, though we’re eagerly looking forward to a some new developments on the contest website (keep a look out when we announce the winners), and for opening the gates to an exciting Phase-2. Stay tuned!

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  2. Hey Jack!Loved your punchline, but it was a bit off mark as we're currently tracking to the schedule we'd previously indicated. We said we'd get back with results by early May 09 and we will.BTW, just to let you in on a secret - it's not just the tech guys who we need to wade through, but the legal eagles as well. And you know how that goes. Currently going through a second round of technical verification and some legal scrubbing. But see the light at the end of the tunnel. Will post some more details on this in a bit, but you should be hearing about the top 10 who make the cut - in less than 2 weeks. Stay tuned!

  3. Could you guys be any slower in releasing the short list ?For goodness sake your company claims to close it books within a week of quarter close - surely the techs can do better than the accountants.