The Joy of Deal-Making: From Sports Cards to Investments and Acquisitions
Derek Idemoto, recently named SVP of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments, shares how he has the best job in the world – managing a team of domain experts, partnering with business unit leaders on strategy, and engaging with venture capitalists, investment banks, entrepreneurs and founders.
Cisco Turns Up the Innovation Dial with Decibel
With Decibel, Cisco adds to its multi-faceted approach to innovation – a relationship with entrepreneurs at the earliest inception of startups, providing new perspectives on future Enterprise trends.
Innovation, Transformation and Impact Through Investments and M&A – 2016 and Beyond
One year ago, I became the new leader for Cisco’s Corporate Development team, leading Cisco’s acquisitions and investment strategy. The corporate development team was already firing on all cylinders, and this last year proved just how impactful we could be. The past 12 months became one of the most active years in Cisco’s history, with […]
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Embrane
With agility and automation as persistent drivers for IT teams, the need to simplify application deployment and build the cloud is crucial for the data center. Today, Cisco is pleased...
There is No Limit to Innovation
There is no limit to innovation. Cisco has embraced that idea for more than three decades with our build, buy, partner and integrate growth strategy. Part of that strategy is investing in order to gain insights and drive new innovation. True to that spirit, we have just announced the next evolution of the Cisco Investments […]
Cisco Supports Tech Entrepreneurs in Jordan
It is Sunday night in Amman, Jordan, and the Jordanian startup scene keeps moving full steam ahead at an event called Dealmakers Weekend, organized by Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports high-impact entrepreneurship and Int@j, a nonprofit representing the Jordan IT industry. The cream of the local startup crop were paired up all day in matchmaking […]
Cisco Investments Shape the Disruptions that will Define Tomorrow’s World
It’s impossible to predict the future, especially when it comes to the impact of technology on our lives. This has been true since the time of the very earliest human inventions, and in the modern era, we no longer need decades and multiple generations to see these changes; they are immediate and have the power […]