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Why Connections (Not Things) Will Change The World

Dave Evans | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

There are about 10 billion connected things in the world today. In the next 10 years, that number will grow to 50 billion things, increasing the intelligence and value of all of these connections exponentially -- billions of things, but trillions of connections. In other words, in the Internet of Everything, as in life, it's not what you know, it's who you know.

A Pill That Tracks Your Health? The Reality Of The ‘Quantified Self' Movement

Joseph Bradley | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and what you do. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you when to slow down or speed up. And as you sleep, a headband monitors your REM patterns. A far-fetched sci-fi fantasy? Not at all.

Multiplying The Impact Of Partnerships

Tae Yoo | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Every day I witness innovative technologies being used to not only address social challenges but to build stronger communities -- here in the U.S. and across the globe. But technology alone is not the key. When people in public and private sectors come together in collaborative partnerships with a common future vision, and combine this vision with innovative technologies, we see the resulting impacts multiply.

Cisco's Warrior Shares 7 Secrets of Her Success

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Warrior emphasizes the importance of authenticity in leadership, letting people see "who you truly are." Of course, being approachable... coaching, mentoring, and brainstorming ideas with your team are also key, she says.

The Workplace of The Future: Connected, Collaborative, Creative

Dave Evans | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

According to a 16-year study by Idea Champions, only 3 percent of the 10,000 people they interviewed said that they come up with their best ideas at work. The other 97 percent said their best ideas come to them while they are in the shower, on vacation, taking walks, enjoying a glass of wine, or just doing nothing. While a highly structured, tightly scheduled workplace may foster productivity, a more relaxed, unstructured environment unlocks creativity.

Troubleshooting The Need For More Girls In STEM

Julie Kantor | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

The goal is to move the needle of young girls pursuing STEM degrees, staying in the workforce and understanding that women and men in STEM careers that have carved out their place again have custom-built great fulfilling jobs.

We're Halfway Thru 2013 and Here's the Latest on Social Business

Beverly Macy | Posted 09.15.2013 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Big data, mobile, social -- all in the cloud. That's been the big buzz for the last year or so. Social Business is the next big thing -- the Six Sig...

To Ignite Interest In STEM, Remember Our 'Sputnik Moment'

Mary Anne Petrillo | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Mary Anne Petrillo

As I watch the unfolding story of cyber outlaw Edward Snowden skipping around the globe, I'm struck by the talented young man who employers "fought over," despite the fact that he had no formal STEM education. While many young people today are brought up with some innate sense of these skills, as Snowden was, the National STEM Conference in Austin last week dared us to imagine the innovation and creativity that could come from this future generation if they were provided the formal education to reach their full potential in these fields.

Women Have The Skills To Stand Out In STEM Fields

Padmasree Warrior | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Padmasree Warrior

NMSI reports that men over age 25 held 87 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering fields. Only 23 percent of workers in STEM-related jobs are women, yet women make up 48 percent of workers in all occupations. The higher you go on the corporate ladder, the lower these numbers become. You don't need to be a math whiz to see that these numbers don't add up.

5 Reasons to Study Networking Technology Right Now

Gary Coman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Gary Coman

I love my job and I want you to love yours too. I meet people of all ages, everywhere in the world who are shaping the future of their communities and transforming their lives. As director of engineering with the Cisco Networking Academy, I am part of a global community dedicated to training the next generation of networking technology professionals who will design, build, and dream up the technology networks that will connect everyone, everywhere. They will change the way we work, live, play and learn.

How We Can Solve the STEM Crisis Through Innovation

Eric Schwarz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

America, it's time to solve the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) crisis. Great scientists -- innovators like Edison, Einstein, and Rachel Carson -- think outside of the box.

STEM Stories: The Faces Of Women In Technology (SHARE YOURS)

Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact

Now more than ever, the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is at the forefront of our national discourse. Bu...

Graduates - Let Your Geek Flags Fly!

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

We all can acknowledge that "Geeks" are becoming rock stars in the technology industry, and it seems as though our plugged-in, information-driven culture is starting to turn the tide. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Geek is becoming chic!

Why Even Cisco's CTO Takes A Digital Detox

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology

As chief technology officer of Cisco, Padmasree Warrior oversees more than 20,000 people, is charged with developing new technology and is on the hook...

What's STEM Got to Do With It?

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

So what does STEM got to do with it? Why should 'we the people' care about STEM? It ties to everything, education, skills and to where the jobs are and will be

Veterans Bring Leadership, Tenacity, To Civilian Workforce

Mark Rogers | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Mark Rogers

When you enter the workforce, there is not one thing from the military that you disregard. You understand followership, you understand leadership, you understand getting the job done, whatever it takes. Now all you have to do is plug in the job. The leadership infrastructure has been built.

Apathetic? Millennials Are Anything But, When It Comes to Creating Change

Alexander Donovan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Alexander Donovan

Millennials often get a bad rap. As Chelsea Clinton points out in her recent TIME piece, people tend to see us as apathetic and impatient. The universities and college students I work with every day show me that this just isn't true -- well, at least the first part.

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Mobile Web's Creative Disruption

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

It's been more than 25 years since Gordon Gecko waved around a brick-sized Motorola Dynatec 8000X cellphone in the movie Wall Street. Then, it was th...

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

Here in the United States, we lack enough trained people to fill the information technology (IT) jobs that are vital to every industry. At the same time, our returning military veterans need work, and they represent a valuable talent pool that can help meet a growing need.

From Combat Fatigues To Cyber Networks: Veterans For Hire

John T. Chambers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
John T. Chambers

Debuted today by First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House IT Training program -- in partnership with Joining Forces and the President's Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force -- will help transitioning military personnel make the difficult shift to the civilian workforce by providing the necessary training for high-demand IT jobs.

Can Technology Bring Authenticity to Learning?

Harbrinder Kang | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Harbrinder Kang

While at Skoll, I participated in a session that brought both of these elements -- people and technology -- together and underscored the potential we have to make a bigger and more meaningful impact when they are combined.

The Price of Adult Supervision at Yahoo!

Todd R. Miller | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Todd R. Miller

A multitude of studies show that traditional bricks and mortar offices are among the very worst places to get work done.

What's a Game-Changing Social Customer Experience? Ask Barclaycard

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

If your social strategy doesn't include new ways of thinking about how your social customers fit into your business, it better. 2013 will be a game-changing year for social media. Brands like Barclaycard who are serious about social will make sure of that.

The Next Big Thing In Social Innovation

www.forbes.com | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact

I love seeing social innovation in action: hackathons, conferences, demo days, you name it. What excites me most about being involved in this space i...