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Cisco Heritage: A Physical Archive of the Digital Age

April 5, 2017 - 9 Comments


“Great companies do many things, but one theme I heard over and over is:
‘Great companies honor their past.'”
– Ron Ricci


This was the welcome message and theme of the day during the dedication ceremony of the new Cisco Heritage exhibit, #CiscoHeritage.  Where is this new Cisco History museum located?  You can visit it at our Corporate Headquarters in San Jose, at the award-winning Cisco Customer Experience Center #CiscoCXC.


The Building Blocks of the Internet

The Building Blocks of the Internet


After Ron’s opening remarks, past and present Cisco employees were treated to inspirational talks by past CEOs John Chambers and John Morgridge.



Cisco is a leading partner to countries around the world working on building a digital agenda.  As we get more immersed in the Information Age, we are making great efforts to chronicle our history, especially through oral stories.  The time to record the story of how we got here is now, as we celebrate the many people who built Cisco.

Maciej Kranz, leading innovation at Cisco.

Maciej Kranz, leading innovation at Cisco.


Our Customers and Partners who visit the Cisco Customer Experience Center are most valued members of this family.  When you visit us, we invite you to take the time to enjoy this tribute to our shared success.  Share your memories on social media, and include the hashtags #CiscoHeritage #CiscoCXC


John Morgridge continues to inspire us

John Morgridge continues to inspire us


“If you listen hard, customers will answer any question you ask, including:
‘What does it take to sustain a great company?'”
– Ron Ricci


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  1. Look forward to seeing this when I get to a US Live.

  2. Great piece, indeed it is great to see that Cisco is honoring their past and I was lucky to be part of that ceremony on that lively Friday afternoon. Listening to the stories from Ron and both John’s and there was even a pop quiz, do you remember the question?

  3. I love this. I often think that people should reflect more about where they have been and understand what took them to that point. Staying true to that principle is what makes a company different. I like what John Chambers said about competing against market transitions, that’s how you keep yourself relevant. This History Museum serves that purpose, it reminds Cisco and Partners that in the different points of the Cisco journey, innovations were motivated not by the competition but by the market and the customers.

  4. #LoveYourWork Ron, Sylvia, Ward & CXC team! What a neat ribbon cutying ceremony for the @CiscoHeritage exhibit!

  5. Keeping in mind where we’ve come from and where we are going to is a big reason why I love Cisco. Being part of the future is exciting and can’t wait to see where DevNet and what you can build on top of Cisco technologies and platforms is super exciting.

    • I completely agree with you, Janel. Cisco is part of the future, but also, it is important to remember that 10 or even 5 years ago, the future was what innovators in companies like Cisco dreamt and now it is here thanks to the hard work of all of you, together with partners.

  6. Very nice! I’ll definitely need to come visit again and take the tour.

  7. This is fantastic! The importance of “storytelling” in the digital era is more significant than ever. I love that Cisco describing the journey from the rear view mirror to what’s ahead, just as we hear stories throughout history.

  8. Nice! It even looks like there’s a bit of logo history on display too!