Cisco’s Innovation Secrets

Posted: 07/15/16

Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be 21 billion things in the Internet of Things. Figuring out how all those things – from machines in factories to toasters in kitchens – will share and process data, how they will be made secure, and how platforms and architectures can be built that will allow them to work together seamlessly, requires rapid, industrialized innovation. As the world’s largest and most iconic networking company, Cisco Systems is focusing on supercharging its innovation skills. The Bloom Group helped Cisco Systems Corporate Director Stephan Monterde share some of his company’s strategies for accelerating innovation in “How We Think About Innovation at Cisco” for HBR.org.