Social Impact at Cisco Live

Be a part of the movement to accelerate global problem solving.

Why Social Impact

Our social impact mission at Cisco Live is to amplify Cisco’s commitment to accelerate global problem solving through technology and expertise, and to positively impact people, society, and the planet. Our activities tie into Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility priorities and our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025.


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What We Did at Cisco Live 2018 Orlando



With the help of all of our attendees, we were able to build 500 pi-tops during Cisco Live 2018, Orlando. The pi-tops have been sent to Networking Academy schools in Florida and Texas.


pi-top is an award-winning ecosystem designed to make experimenting, coding and building electronics, simple, affordable and fun.


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Clean the World


Clean the World’s mission is to reduce the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products, and prevent the millions of deaths by hygiene related illnesses every year. In partnership with Clean the World, Cisco Live exceed the initial goal of 10,000 kits and attendees assembled 13,000 hygiene kits onsite. These kits included soap, shampoo, and other hygiene items. These kits were donated to the local community in Orlando, specifically to Harbor House of Central Florida & Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando.


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Cisco Networking Academy



Cisco Networking Academy is changing lives. More than IT skills training; it’s a community whose members are the students, educators, and business leaders shaping the future. Since its inception, Cisco Networking Academy has helped the careers of 7.8 million students in over 180 different countries. We’re changing education, we’re changing businesses, and we’re changing economies.


Cisco Networking Academy Scholarships


Cisco endeavors to transform education and help build the workforce of tomorrow by fostering and developing IT Talent. Two Cisco Networking Academy scholarships were awarded to one student from Valencia College and one student from St. Petersburg College at Cisco Live 2018.

Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team


For the seventh year in a row, a team of a dozen Cisco Networking Academy students and instructors from across the US & Canada were selected for an elite opportunity to work alongside Cisco engineers to help set up and support the massive network that supports Cisco Live Network Operations Center (NOC). The Networking Academy Dream Team is a diverse representation of the future workforce including soon-to-be college grads, military veterans, and career changers looking to expand their IT knowledge and demonstrate their skills in a high-paced real-world environment.


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Cisco IT sponsored three talented students from the local Networking Academy with the opportunity to attend this year’s IT Management program at Cisco Live. These students spoke onstage to the IT Management audience and also had an opportunity to explore Cisco Live offerings. They were also able to network with other IT Management attendees and Cisco executives.

Cisco’s Commitment

Our efforts at Cisco Live directly align with Cisco’s corporate social responsibility goals.


Cisco’s corporate social responsibility goals


pi-top: Inspiring Learners with STEAM
pi-top brings STEAM education to life with physical computing and its affordable modular laptop designed for project-based learning by making with curriculum support tools for teachers and learners.
Accelerating Global Problem Solving — Cisco's 2017 CSR Performance
World changers aren't born, they're made. At Cisco, we apply our technology and expertise to accelerate global problem solving.
Leveraging Technology’s Limitless Potential
To pioneer new ways of learning, lift people out of poverty, and help people in disaster areas get the relief they need.