Welcome to the inspiration factory: Inside the Barcelona innovation centre
Ca l’Alier in Barcelona, Spain, does not look like a place where the future is being built. But don’t be fooled. This is home to one of Cisco's 12 Co-Innovation Centres.
Transforming the way we get around
Global Innovation Officer Guy Diedrich examines how Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program is driving the next wave in transportation, drawing on several high-profile examples from within the EMEAR region.
Cisco: Tech Trends for 2020 and beyond
At Cisco, we like to take the ‘long view’. Many of our predictions from last year – from mobile connectivity to the continued development of AI/ML – will continue to be relevant for years to come. Here are some predictions of particularly noteworthy trends for 2020 and beyond.
Giving students wings with Red Bull’s Basement University
Cisco is proud to support Red Bull’s Basement University programme, helping student innovators to realise ideas to improve student life using technology.
‘AI days’ in EMEAR: Working together to address the challenges and realise the potential of AI
Recently, several of Cisco’s EMEAR innovation centres – those in London, Paris and Berlin – played host to a series of ‘AI days’. These events gathered subject matter experts with leading technologists from across the world, to discuss, display and showcase the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the enterprise and revolutionising the way we do business today.
30th anniversary of the WWW: Better access to education and healthcare top aspirations for the next 30 years of the Web
To mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, over 11,000 survey respondents from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa shared what the Web has made possible for them today, and what they hope it will make possible for future generations. Enabling ‘better access to education’ tops the list of respondents’ aspirations for the future of the Internet (63 percent), followed by enabling ‘better access to healthcare’ (57 percent).
VNI Mobile Report: Predicting greater speeds, more users, and more device density across Western Europe, Central & …
It would be hard to miss what’s been ‘front of mind’ at this year’s MWC. Adoption of 5G has dominated the news (in anticipation of its rapid rollout over the next few years). More broadly, Service Providers have continued to focus on the key question of how to accommodate increasing bandwidth requirements while rolling out mobile connectivity to an ever-growing proportion of the world’s population. Last week, Cisco published its 12th Mobile VNI Report. This annual report includes highly detailed global, regional and country-level projections concerning all forms of mobile connectivity. As last year, the report predicts universal growth in mobile connectivity, speed and bandwidth usage. Globally, mobile traffic is projected to make up nearly 20 percent of IP traffic – or 930 exabytes annually – by 2022 – nearly 113 times more than mobile traffic ten years earlier. The report also shows the extent to which 5G is predicted to ‘break out’ over the next three years. Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and The Middle East and Africa, considered as a whole, will see 82 million 5G connections come online by 2022 (out of 422 million globally). It is expected that this expansion in 5G connectivity will be accompanied by the rapid development of a number of exciting applications, including autonomous cars, ‘The Massive IoT’, and AR/VR (all trends referenced in Cisco’s recent ‘Predictions for 2019’).