Europe

March 22, 2018

INNOVATION

AImotive: Can Self-Driving Cars be as Safe as Airplanes?

The auto industry is heading full bore toward self-driving vehicles, with a goal of reaching “level four” — truly autonomous vehicles — by 2020. AImotive expects to be a major player providing solutions for bringing the dream of autonomous vehicles to reality. The company’s custom software allows some of the necessary vehicle testing to be done through simulations, reducing the amount of road testing needed to cover a variety of weather and road conditions. We are excited that AImotive represents Cisco Investments’ first pure AI-focused investment in Europe. Since we realize that Cisco’s next generation of applications, products and services will be enabled by AI, we look forward to building on this investment theme in the future, with a particular emphasis on unlocking the power of data, computer vision, robotics, intuitive networks.

January 9, 2017

GOVERNMENT

Next-Generation National Security and Public Safety in Europe

As the threats and risks from cyber criminals, terrorists, gangs, nation states, and others continue to grow and evolve, national security and public safety officials in Europe face one of the most difficult challenges yet in keeping citizens, cities, and nations safe. Providing this safety often means understanding the global, cultural, social, and technological trends […]

July 5, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Twin City Digitization Deployments in Copenhagen

Cisco and Denmark Telco Incumbent TDC Sign Key Partnership Agreement On June 9, an Internet of Things (IoT) Regional Forum took place in Copenhagen. The backdrop to the event was the smart city lighthouse engagement in Copenhagen and the twin deployments that forum participants were able to witness and experience for themselves during the week of […]

June 27, 2016

INNOVATION

Cisco and Cisco EIR Take No. 1 Spot on the Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars Ranking

I’m incredibly excited to announce that Cisco and Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR), our corporate venturing program, just took first place in Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars. UK innovation foundation Nesta and the Startup Europe Partnership organized this prestigious ranking. The award recognizes the successful contributions of large corporations working within the startup/scaleup ecosystem […]

March 25, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Entrepreneurs: Your Invitation to Innovate with Cisco in Europe – Second Season Application Now Open

It was only last November that I wrote about our first Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) cohort in Europe. I knew then we had started something special – an incubation model that allows Cisco to tap into the immense talent of the European startup community and helps address many of the unique challenges entrepreneurs […]

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 […]

January 16, 2015

INSIDE CISCO IT

Cisco Live Europe 2015 – The ITM Millennial Team

CiscoLive! Milan 2015 kicks off on the 26th January and five Cisco IT graduates have been given the opportunity to attend the event as members of the IT Management (ITM) Program. On-site responsibilities will revolve around showcasing the impact & outcomes of Cisco IT to event attendees. We will also aim to reduce IT cost 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 […]

January 8, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S4|Ep9: Cloud in Translation

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off the year strong with this very special international episode of Engineers Unplugged. Matthew Yeager (@mpyeager) and Juan Manuel Rey (@reypo) discuss cloud adoption in Europe and how the terms get lost in translation, but maintain a key focus: customers. **The next shoot is last week of January at Cisco […]