Today, at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2018 conference in Chicago, we’re pleased to introduce Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series), a new Cisco corporate social responsibility (CSR) educational initiative. The new animated series and supporting activities for middle schoolers are available at no cost in English, Spanish, Hindi, and French at www.gpstheseries.com.
Cisco has a long history of using technology to connect the world and change lives for the better. Our brand is all about the connections that make anything possible—and it continues to come to life in new and exciting ways.
by Gena Pirtle, Veteran & Workforce Programs Manager, Corporate Affairs
There’s hardly a more scrutinized stage to demonstrate Cisco’s best-of-breed network technology than at Cisco Live, our largest customer event of the year. Over 26,000 attendees will converge at the Orlando Convention Center from June 10-14 to check out Cisco’s latest solutions and meet with some of the best and brightest in the industry.
We’re just days away from the start of Cisco Live US 2018, with plenty planned for on-site attendees and those following along from home! This year’s event asks people to imagine the possibilities of a world with intuitive IT, where technology has the power to make anything possible.
A year ago this month, Rise London moved to a bespoke new Shoreditch headquarters, becoming the largest fintech workspace in Europe. With the ink still fresh on transformative new deals with the bank, we talk with start-ups Cutover and Flux – two graduates of the Barclays Accelerator programme based at the east London hub.
When Rise London left its Whitechapel home for seven floors and 30,000 square feet of architect-designed workspace in London’s ‘silicon roundabout’ last year, Barclays’ Group CEO Jes Staley said: “Barclays is a technology company at its core now.”
In a recent LITES podcast interview, David Wilson, Bechtel’s chief innovation officer, discusses how Bechtel’s workforce is coming up with creative solutions to help our customers mitigate risks by creating safer, more efficient job sites, and cutting project schedules without cutting quality.
Every month, Donna Bowen of Mattapan, Massachusetts, communicates with around 45 complete strangers. Some are looking for advice on saving or credit-building, while others want to compare notes on issues like housing or education. They come from all places: not just nearby Boston, but Detroit, Albuquerque and Oakland. Each has a personal goal in mind—like purchasing a home, getting out of debt or starting their own business—and whatever the case, wherever they are, Bowen is there to lend an open ear and a voice of experience.
Commercial sellers and full-time entrepreneurs on the eBay platform are responsible for creating more than 690,000 jobs, and more than a third of our U.S. sellers come from small towns and rural areas.
by Dan Tarman, Chief Communications Officer, eBay
Online commerce has been one of the most powerful innovations in commercial history, enabling almost anyone, anywhere, to reach customers around the world. And eBay is one of the pioneers. We are guided by our purpose to empower people and create opportunity for all. The nearly $90 billion worth of merchandise sold on eBay last year forms what we call “the eBay economy.” We conducted an online survey among eBay’s 6 million US sellers to gain more information about the scale and impact of the eBay economy.
How can we work together to speed the pace of social change while making it more intuitive than ever before? To find out, make sure to attend the next #CiscoChat, a live video discussion on Monday, June 4th starting at 10 am PST.