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.
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.
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
In this second year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, Cisco is proud to continue recognizing young entrepreneurs who are developing innovative, technology-based solutions and services that have the ability to change the world.
by Catherine Paquette, Business Analyst, Global Energy Management and Sustainability (GEMS)
We may not always remember to “stop and smell the roses,” but slowing down and appreciating the natural beauty all around us can serve as a reminder of lucky we are to call planet Earth our home. Last month, employees around the world came together to do just that; celebrating Earth Day throughout April as part of Cisco’s Earth Aware campaign.
No two career journeys are the same, and for military veterans, the road to civilian employment is often an entirely new, unfamiliar mission. In today’s digital economy, the skills people need to thrive are ever-changing, adapting with every innovation and technology that hits the market; a market that doesn’t always wait for veterans to end their deployments and return home.
We are fortunate to work in an industry where connectivity is pervasive, but it’s easy to forget this isn’t often the case in other areas of the world. Technological savviness is oftentimes taken for granted, which is why it is a privilege to be able to utilize that knowledge for positive impact.
Co-Authored by Doc Watson, Group Executive: Cisco Alliance, Dimension Data, and Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
For 27 years, Dimension Data and Cisco have been partners in delivering on a greater good for the world. In 2015, with a shared passion for protecting wildlife heritage through technology, we launched Connected Conservation. The goal was to help protect and stop the poaching of rhinos using a unique solution, starting with a pilot in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The project has been a resounding success: in just two years of deployment, the Connected Conservation project has reduced poaching in the reserve by 96%.
I’ve always been passionate about STEM education and the opportunities it creates for the next generation. I’m proud to be a board member at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation given their mission to inspire the innovator in everyone. One of my favorite parts of being a board member is participating in the annual Tech Challenge, and at this year’s event, I was once again reminded why.
I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located.