Cisco’s 200th Acquisition— a Tradition of Advancement, Disruption and Growth
Cisco’s ability to successfully acquire and integrate innovative companies is an industry gold standard. Today, this acquisition engine has achieved a major milestone with the announcement of Cisco’s 200th acquisition....
Cisco’s Startup Revolution Gains Force with 2nd Innovate Everywhere Challenge Winners
How do employees become intrapreneurs? Cisco's Innovate Everywhere Challenge holds the key that unlocks passionate ideas to discover winning game changers.
Building Blocks for an Innovation Disruption (Part 2)
Thomas Edison once said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Yet even today, when there’s never been a better time to innovate, many still believe that all you need is the next brilliant idea to disrupt markets. Wrong. In today’s digital world, innovation takes as much perspiration, preparation and process as ever. […]
CSO Professional Women’s Day: The Power of “Story”
Growing up, my grandfather and I were very close. As a boy and young man, I learned a lot about the world from the stories he would tell me on his porch in Chicago about his life growing up black in the segregated south, the lessons he learned trying to fit in when he moved […]
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Piston Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has fundamentally altered the IT landscape: dramatically boosting IT agility, while lowering costs. To realize the business advantages of cloud, organizations are shifting to a hybrid IT model—blending private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise applications. To help customers maintain control and compliance in this hyper-connected, hyper-distributed IT environment, Cisco and its partners are […]
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Neohapsis
Today, businesses are looking at security in a strategic, comprehensive way to protect mission critical processes and assets. There has never been a greater need to understand the impact that...
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 […]
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Memoir Systems
Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire privately held Memoir Systems, a company that develops semiconductor memory intellectual property (IP) and tools that enable ASIC vendors to build programmable network switches with increasing speeds. This acquisition will enable the proliferation of affordable, fast memory for existing Cisco switch ASICs and will help […]