The Business Entity
The Chief Technology and Architecture Office, led by David Ward, establishes the technology vision and strategy for the Cisco engineering organization. Through cross-functional engagement and close customer interactions, the CTAO team leads disruptive innovation transition and captures customer mindshare.
The Innovation Network team, part of Cisco's Chief Technology and Architecture Office, is a high-energy, motivated team that shares a passion for all-things innovation. This includes our Innovation Centers, spaces located all over the world and Innovation programs provided locally and centrally. At the centers, disruptive talent comes together to explore, discover and develop ground-breaking solutions to solve worlds', country's' and customers' toughest challenges. The centers are fast-paced, high-energy hotspots, where the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and wellin fact, thriving.
Role & Responsibilities
We believe it is our employee's creative ideas that will accelerate Cisco's leadership in the digital age. "My Innovation" is a company-wide initiative to empower all Cisco employees to innovate everywhere and at any time. It creates the environment and provides vehicles for innovative ideas to emerge, develop and craft Cisco's future.
As an experienced innovation program manager, you will be responsible for the design, planning, and execution of workshops and trainings that are part of "My Innovation". More specifically, you will help innovators across Cisco accelerate their projects by applying some of the latest innovation methodologies such as design thinking, lean start-up, and service design. Your personal experience bringing innovative ideas to market will be key to inspire, mentor, and coach Cisco innovators.
You are a lean start-up & design-thinking practitioner and have experience bringing innovative concepts to market
You are an amazing facilitator and story teller
You have 5+ years' experience as a project / program manager
You have a MSc degree or equivalent
You have prior Cisco experience or knowledge in similar industries / technologies
You can travel at least twice per quarter globally
You are a team player with openness and a willingness to learn
Entrepreneurial drive with proven ability to achieve/stretch goals in an innovative and dynamic environment with shifting priorities and objectives
Experience working in a start-up environment or for an innovation team
Strong organizing and stakeholder management skills. Ability to influence at all levels, to close gaps in conflicting priorities and to align a core and broader virtual team to achieve a common goal.
Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and presentation
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.
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