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Technopreneurs as Social Change Agents

Combining technology with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on being a social change agent results in solutions that are changing lives around the world. With the digital revolution...

Tech innovators join together to scale for good

What started as one small team's mission in Germany to help fight the refugees' plight in Germany has turned into a global movement.  Mirko Bass  and Martin Kroeger, two...

Solving Problems as a Security Expert

Meet Craig Williams—security expert extraordinaire. As manager of Cisco's Talos Outreach team, he helps brings the fight to cyber crooks everywhere—and has fun doing it. Craig...

Using IoT to Reduce Ivory Poaching

Sarah Eccleston, Director of Enterprise Networking and IOE in UK and Ireland for Cisco, was determined to find out how she could use the Internet of Everything to reduce ivory poaching. Below is...

Women + Tech = Innovation

You will soon learn, technology provides a world of possibilities and a technology career can be as varied, exciting, and as glamorous as you want it to be - and it's not just for the boys. ...

Creating Technology for the Greater Good

Many of us have heard of the sayings, two minds are greater than one and how important it is to think outside the box when coming up with solutions to problems. There comes a moment when...

Building upon Opportunities to Create a Successful IT Career

Karen Alderson, tells us about her journey from being a teacher to becoming Global Technical Manager at Cisco. Along the way she earned not only her Bachelors and Masters degrees, but she also...

Building Knowledge and Experience to Grow her Career in IT

Catalina Rubke is Sales Manager at Cisco Systems in Chile. She began her journey learning about technology as a student in the Networking Academy. Hear her story about how she paved her way to...

Using Business and Knowledge to Serve as a Bridge

Xavier Simó, CEO of INLEA Corporation tells us how he went from NetAcad instructor to helping Entrepreneurs in this interview.   Xavier studied at the Universitat...

Obtaining her Desired Career with Determination, Education, and Dedication

Dafné Mendoza shares her story of how she began in Bolivia and ended up in Chile working for Cisco as a Network Consulting Engineer. She also touches on her deep rooted interest in...

Combining Soccer and IT Infrastructure into a Career

Raúl Rodriguez explains how he progressed through his career after his NetAcad studies to his current job in the IT Department at FC Barcelona as an IT Infrastructure Manager and...

Akshay Thakur: Business Development Manager

Akshay Thakur tells us about his role during the London 2012 Olympics. He shares how working in diverse roles has helped him better understand technology as well as experience being a part of a...

Rosy Alverez: Project Manager

Rosy Alverez tells us how her career path led her to become a Project Manager at Stanford University. Rosy attended UC Berkely and majored in History. As she started off with her...

Marc Khayat: Technical Manager

Marc Khayat shares his progression from NetAcad student into his role as Technical Manager for Turkey, Middle East and North Africa for the Networking Academy. After earning his...

Joshua McCloud: Solutions Architect

Joshua Mc Cloud, Solutions Architect for Cisco, shares how he turned his career into a hobby, which gave him the opportunitity to live and work oversees. Originally from Washington...

Kris Jarzebowski: Career Junction

Kris Jarzebowski shares about how his IT background has led him along a diverse career path up to his current role as CEO of Career Junction, the top job portal in South Africa. Kris...

Rosa Monge: Seven4Seven

Rosa Monge, Co-Founder and CEO of Seven4seven and CEO of Imagine Creativity Center  talks about how she went from being an engineering student in Barcelona to technopreneur in San...

William Johnson: Stanford University

William Johnson tells about his job as Network Security Engineer at Stanford University and the importance of hands on experience as a means to keep up with the rapidly changing technology. ...

Marcus Fan: Cisco Proof of Concept Lab

Marcus Fan tells us about a variety of positions which led him to his current role as manger of the Customer Proof of Concept Lab at Cisco. Background information: Marcus has...

Kyle Thornton: Networking Academy

Our colleague Kyle Thornton tells us about how he got to his current position as Senior Manager, Technology Strategy & Implementation for the Networking Academy, and specifically his work...