Social Impact at Cisco Live

Do you have what it takes to be a global problem solver? Our efforts at Cisco Live will impact the homeless community in San Diego.

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 align with Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility priorities.  One of the main focus areas is critical human needs and our efforts at Cisco Live will help to eradicate homelessness in the San Diego community.


Learn more about Cisco’s corporate CSR efforts

New in 2019

Plan on joining us each day for a variety of high-impact collaborative activities — this year offered at multiple locations throughout the event. Activity & location information will be available in Spring.

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.


Learn more about the Dream Team

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.


Learn more about Clean the World


Cisco’s Commitment

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


Cisco’s corporate social responsibility goals