john chambers

December 7, 2017


Your Career Destiny Is Hard Work (and a Little Luck)

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Ron shares his story of how John Chambers hired him, and 18 years later how he starts his next FY with Cisco.

May 26, 2016


The Rise of the Virtual Assistant

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What happens when we provide an amazing assistant to everyone in the world? What happens if an overburdened teacher in Chicago gets access to a virtual assistant at the push of a button on a smart phone? What would the amazing executive assistants of the world be freed to do if their most routine tasks were suddenly done by a computer instead?

December 9, 2015


A Defining Moment for IoT and Digitization

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In the next few years we will reflect on the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) this week and realize that 2015 was the inflection point for the Internet of Things (IoT) and digitization. Leaders from around the world convened in Dubai this week, all witnessed real solutions that are now fundamentally changing […]

November 6, 2015


Reflections on the Fortune Global Forum: How businesses will win in the midst of the biggest revolution of high tech

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I had the great privilege of attending and speaking at Fortune Global Forum this week, which gathers business leaders to discuss the most pressing challenges we face and to...

October 14, 2015


Transforming the Global Landscape through the New Digital Age

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Worries about diminished GDP growth, a shrinking middle class and rising geopolitical conflicts are rampant. Many may be concerned about the direction our world is headed in, but complete disruption...

September 10, 2015


Announcing the IoTWF 2015 Registration is Now Open!

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The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), Dubai is just three months away! In its third year, the IoT World Forum is continuing some of our hallmark programs while introducing new activities. As in previous years, the industry’s leaders in public sector, private business and education will gather again to collaborate, network, partner, and build […]

Co-Innovating With Our Customers

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In the past couple of years, I have been delighted to see how the digital revolution has accelerated the pace of innovation at warp speed. It has been even more gratifying, however, to experience how this trend has disrupted traditional relationships between technology suppliers and their customers. Today, the most successful suppliers and customers have […]

Cisco Live: We Are Ready. Are You Ready, Service Provider?

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Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing June 7, 2015 was the day when Cisco Live was officially kicked off in San Diego. 25,000 attendees came together to open the next chapter in Cisco’s history. The convention center and surrounding area was buzzing with excitement, with conversations including and focused on security, service […]

June 11, 2015


Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 6: Highlights from Cisco Live — Top Insights from Platfora

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Our last but not least guest blog on “Why I Love Big Data Partner Series” is up! If you are on your way back home from Cisco Live, this would be a great read for your commute. Rob Rosen from Platfora will take us through how easy it is to uncover previously hidden threats with […]