Global Problem Solver

Take the Pledge: Join Cisco and Become Part of the Movement to Be a Global Problem Solver

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies connecting more devices and data than ever before, good ideas now have the ability to make a difference more quickly than ever before – and we’re here to help.

Join Cisco and become part of the movement to make a positive impact on the world. 

Tomorrow’s Digital Workforce and a New Generation of Global Problem Solvers


As a manager for Cisco’s corporate social responsibility programs, I focus on public-private partnerships that support an inclusive digital economy, specifically by applying technology to create positive, sustainable change in education and workforce development.

5 Reasons to Study Networking Technology Now

by Gary Coman, Engineering and Development Lead, Cisco Networking Academy

Everywhere in the world, technology is changing the way we live and work. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy program, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of students who can build networks, develop apps, secure devices, and analyze data. Combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, these digital skills can help you stand out in the job market, forget your own path, and even empower you to do work with a purpose.

Six Ways to Be a Global Problem Solver for Women

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We can all be global problem solvers, but we’re most effective when the revolution is inclusive. Here’s how you can create opportunities for women in today’s digital economy.

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7 Ways to Be a Global Problem Solver in Your Community

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The world’s challenges – hunger, unemployment, global warming to name a few – can seem overwhelming. But anyone can be a global problem solver, and that starts in your own backyard. Here are seven ways you can make an impact on the world from your corner of it. Get started here.

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Cisco's Big Bet on a Big Idea

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post

Two years ago, I stood on stage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a quote on the screen behind me. It read, “All it takes is one big idea to change the world.”

Be a Global Problem Solver in the Digital Revolution

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The digital revolution will transform every aspect of our lives. The problems that we see in the world can and need to be solved. Everyone has a role to play. Everyone has the potential to become a global problem solver – to innovate as a technologist, think as an entrepreneur, and act as a social change agent.

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What Kind of Global Problem Solver Are You?

Take the quiz and find out what makes you a Global Problem Solver!
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What is a global problem solver?

The world faces a confluence of grand problems, digital transformation, and rapid changes within the workforce. We need individuals who have the desire, knowledge, and skills to help people thrive, build new commerce, and become guardians of our planet. There's never been a better time to make a difference in the world.

Click here to take our quiz and find out what makes you a Global Problem Solver.

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