entrepreneurship

How an Animated Series is Turning Phoenix-area Students and Teachers into Social Entrepreneurs

Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers: The Series program aims to instill the tenets of social entrepreneurship and responsible use of technology into middle schools. The animated series follows a team of teenage superheroes who work together to solve social problems around the world.

November 15, 2018

INNOVATION

Innovating in a Corporation: The Best of Both Worlds

While many people assume entrepreneurs cannot thrive in corporate environments, this is not the case. Corporations provide greater resources that enable employees to be even more innovative than employees at startups.

November 6, 2018

INNOVATION

Digital Poets “Hack” Their Way to Innovation

What is it to “hack” something? How can a “hack” make something better? It wasn’t until the end of my own journey through a “hackathon” that the concept was so...

#CiscoChat Recap: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Social Entrepreneurship

Whether you’re a student with an idea for the “next big thing” or an organization looking to scale, technology is playing a huge part in making innovation possible.

May 20, 2016

INNOVATION

Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence Accelerates its Momentum and Extends Corporate Venturing into New Technology Areas with …

Three-and-a-half years ago, an informal brainstorming session among a few us started a broader discussion on how we should co-innovate with the startup ecosystem, which eventually led to the creation of a new corporate venturing program for startups and scaleups - Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) - built on Cisco’s foundation of innovation and market opportunity.

February 13, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Putting Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence into High Gear: More Startup Innovations for the Internet of Everything

Cisco’s leadership in the emerging market for the Internet of Everything (IoE), Smart Cities and Big Data/analytics rests on our ability to harness the technologies and business models of our global partner ecosystem – especially those of early-stage startups who are building truly disruptive capabilities for the future. I previously shared my vision of Cisco […]

November 6, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Accelerating open innovation on all fronts at Cisco

I introduced Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) earlier this year as a cornerstone in our strategy of embracing open innovation at Cisco. I also shared how we were extending Cisco EIR and open innovation across the US through local incubation partners, and I announced the launch of Cisco EIR in Europe. Now I would […]

October 16, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Reinventing Innovation to Capture the Internet of Everything Opportunity

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is not only disrupting traditional business models, it is also disrupting innovation itself. While the focus at this week’s 2nd annual Internet of Things World Forum (IOTWF) here in Chicago is on capturing the accelerated opportunity of connected things, we believe there is even greater opportunity with the Internet of […]

July 22, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Launching Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence in Europe

I recently wrote about how we are extending Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR)  and our open innovation strategy beyond Silicon Valley through local incubation partners in Chicago, San Diego and Berkeley.  Our presence in these innovation hubs will enable us to discover, influence and learn from new ideas and talent at early-stage startups with potential […]