Invest in hands-on-learning and watch the digital-savvy talent pool grow

If we want to ensure that the talent pipeline is robust and plentiful for a digital future, we need to invest in it now. We have a great opportunity for industry and academia to partner and inspire our youth to participate in innovation programs to solve local issues while teaching kids how to make a difference. Read more

Invest in Experiential Learning to Create a Digital Ready Workforce

Cisco’s hackathon with a Silicon Valley school empowers students to solve problems in their community with the Internet of Things.

If we want to ensure that the talent pipeline is robust and plentiful for the digital world, we need to invest in it now. Academia alone cannot keep up, nor can it sustain the kind of momentum and rapid change that business and technology are seeing today. Read more

Conquering the Skills Gap: The Industry Talent Consortium

Not so long ago, people, processes, data and things functioned independently. Today, the Internet of Everything (IoE) brings them all together by combining human and machine interactions in ways that only science fiction writers could have dreamed of. Information derived from these networked connections creates new capabilities, richer experiences and incredible economic opportunity. Cisco predicts that between now and 2022, $19 trillion in value is at stake for organizations willing to take advantage of the immense IoE opportunity. Read more

Are You Investing in the Workforce of the Future? Or the Workforce of Yesterday?

Six tips for building a more agile, digital-savvy workforce to compete in the IoT economy.

Five years from now, the workplace as we know it won’t resemble what we see today. Read more

Future Talent Will Determine the Fate of the IoT Economy

There have been many provocative projections and hypotheses around the Internet of Things to date, and certainly we’re already seeing some exciting examples of IoT in action around the world and across an increasing number of industries. Read more

Introducing the Industry Talent Consortium

The Internet of Everything (IoE) will connect people, data, processes and things into a vast web of communication that is already dramatically changing how we live and work. Cisco projects that by next year, 25 billion devices will be connected, and that number will double by 2020. This expanded and enhanced connectivity carries tremendous opportunities for organizations and individuals as job roles and networks change. Read more

Delivering the Keynote at the World Swiss eLearning Conference: Empowering Knowledge That Creates Business Outcomes

On April 10th I had the privilege to deliver, via TelePresence, the keynote address for the Swiss eLearning Conference 2013 (SeLC) in Zurich. Aimed at the Swiss professional learning community, the event was themed “Educate Your Customer” with a focus on e-learning, online training and augmented reality. I enjoy engaging with forward-thinking educators who share my passion for creating new paths to learning.Swiss-eLearning-Conference Read more