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

Academy Instructors Raise Expectations for Youth in Brazil
Bringing IT Skills to Children at Risk Sérgio Bruno was one of the first instructors recruited and trained when SOS Children's Villages in São Paulo joined the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He grew up in the Villages, and jumped at the chance to become an instructor. SOS Children's...
Aug 11, 2017 8:35 AM ET
Apprentice Program Helps a Small Company Recruit Talent
To compete for top IT workers, Atrion Networking Corporation in Rhode Island identifies up-and-coming IT “rock stars” through an innovative and competitive apprentice program working with the Cisco Networking Academy program. By investing in the future of their...
Aug 8, 2017 9:05 AM ET
Spotlight on Cisco's Inaugural Global Problem Solver Challenge Grand Prize Winner: Project Vive
by Tae Yoo Our voice is part of the foundation of how we connect with each other. We voice our needs and share our ideas and feelings. It’s how we’re heard. Having a “voice” is fundamental to being an individual. Meet ...
Aug 3, 2017 1:45 PM ET
Women Lead by Example in Saudi Arabia
In 2004, Effat University adopted the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum to expand employment options for women and help advance their careers. Under the leadership of Dr. Akila Sarirete, the program has become a training ground for the next generation of women leaders in Saudi Arabia. IT...
Aug 1, 2017 9:50 AM ET
Cisco Networking Academy in a New Era
We are at the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and entering a new era of digitization, which is rapidly disrupting how we live, work, and relate to one another. Today’s technologies, including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Cisco’s recently...
Jul 27, 2017 9:15 AM ET