Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Imagine an inclusive digital future

Technology is rapidly changing the world of work, our local communities, and our daily lives. Everyone should be able to participate in this transformation. We are crafting new corporate social responsibility initiatives that address global problems, support innovative ideas, and enable opportunity for all in our increasingly digital world.

Empowering tomorrow's global problem solvers

Over the past two decades, we built Cisco Networking Academy into an award-winning education and career-building program, opening doors for people around the world.

As we look toward the next 20 years, we’re coming up with new ways to inspire today’s digital natives to become tomorrow’s global problem solvers. We’re investing in entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups that harness technology for social good. We partner with nonprofits that use technology to transform lives and scale their impact. And we collaborate with public universities to advance their communities through the power of digitization.

Click here to learn more about Cisco's Innovation Impact.

Videos From This Campaign

Content from this campaign

Women Find Their Place in IT
When Farha Fathima completed her CCNA coursework she became one of the first women in IT positions at Micro Solutions. To meet the IT skills gap in the Asia Pacific region, companies in countries like Sri Lanka are hiring women into traditionally male jobs. Women Needed to Fill the IT Skills Gap ...
Oct 23, 2017 8:25 AM ET
A Student Discovers Opportunity with IT Skills
Luis Alfonso struggled to stay away from the violent culture that permeates the border town of Monterrey, Mexico. An innovative IT program and the CCNA curriculum sparked his interest in networking and put him on a path to independence and prosperity. The Struggle to Stay in School Since 2008,...
Oct 19, 2017 9:15 AM ET
Calling All Global Problem Solvers: Enter Cisco’s 2018 GPS Challenge
Innovative ideas and technologies drive Cisco’s goal to positively impact one billion people by 2025. With digitization and the surge of connected devices, good ideas can make a difference more quickly–and in more places–than ever before. But without people, such innovations wouldn’t exist. In schools, dorm rooms, and home garages around the world, students and young...
Oct 10, 2017 10:50 AM ET
Instructor Certification Opens Doors for Women in IT
Inspired to understand the technology behind multiplayer games, Veronika Klauzova turned a passion for technology into a career. Teaching Cisco CCNA courses at the Technical University of Košice in the Slovak Republic led to a job as a Customer Support Engineer at Cisco.
Oct 10, 2017 8:20 AM ET
Texas College Academy Sees Record Enrollment Growth
Jerry Mesquita partnered with local businesses to transform a Cisco Networking Academy program at a community college and make it one of the most successful academies in the world. He inspires instructors and students to transform...
Oct 5, 2017 9:15 AM ET