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Welcome to Cisco’s Emerging Technologies and Incubation group. By turning Bold Bets into reality, we’re changing what’s possible in application networking, application security, and more.

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About the conference

We just completed KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference. Revisit the sessions to learn what the cloud native transformation has in store for your business, your challenges, and your goals.

Keynote by Vijoy Pandey: APIs, the Universe, and Everything

In this talk, we introduced APIClarity, a new open source project supported by Cisco that provides observability across all API calls made from a cloud native application.

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Current Ventures

Ventures

Ventures

Born as Bold Bets, our ventures are about addressing the challenges of the next decade and beyond.

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Application Networking

AppNet enables discovery of, development on, and connection between APIs and services from multiple API providers in a zero-trust environment.

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Application Security

For developers, AppSec provides answers to emerging security threats, and visibility to seamlessly meet compliance requirements.

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MAQY
MAQY

Improving gaming performance

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Symphony Cerebrum
Symphony Cerebrum

Bridging the business, AI/ML, and data science worlds

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Great Bear
Great Bear

Building modern data-heavy apps at the edge

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Agile Supply Chain
Agile Supply Chain

Dealing with supply chain exceptions in a seamless manner

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Avenues of Innovation

Cisco Innovation Labs
Cisco Innovation Labs

Cisco Innovation Labs are hyperlocal teams that partner with customers, startups and universities to fuel the venture pipeline.

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Design Partner Portal
Design Partner Portal

Through our Design Partner Portal, we partner with external collaborators to explore solutions to their pain points and to test out our Bold Bet solutions.

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Research
Research

Cisco Research connects Cisco engineers with world-class academic researchers to explore strategically promising technologies.

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Ventures
Ventures

Our venture teams develop our Bold Bets from inception through go-to-market before handing off a full-fledged product to our business groups.

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Our Bold Bets Process
1. Ideate

Our Bold Bets portal gathers ideas from Cisco employees, Cisco partners, VC communities, and entrepreneurs.

2. Validate

We build a demo and validate it with potential customers.

3. Scope

We look at market needs and customer feedback to define a minimal viable product.

4. Incubate

We build, test, and iterate based on MVP design partner feedback, to establish go-to-market viability.

5. Scale

After confirming product-market fit, the project is transferred to a business group for productization and go-to-market.

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* To join the Gateway, you must be a Cisco customer or partner with a valid Cisco CCO ID.

Cisco Research

Research

Research

Cisco Research connects Cisco engineers with world-class academic researchers to explore strategically promising technologies.

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Systems + networking

Networking is our core. We’re deeply interested in all related topics, as well as adjacencies that drive change in the way networks need to operate.

Security + privacy

We’re investigating new technologies to increase trust and address a broad range of the Internet’s security & privacy challenges.

Artificial intelligence

We explore machine learning, deep learning and algorithms to enrich and optimize the experience of our products and solutions.

Future of work

We’re addressing challenges in human-computer interaction, and investigating technologies and designs that will augment the collaborative experience for all.

Tech for healthcare

In this post-pandemic world, there’s a greater need for remote monitoring, diagnosis, and other forms of administering healthcare to patients that cannot be reached physically easily.

Quantum information

Quantum physics is making a paradigm shift in information processing: computing, communication, cryptography, and sensing.

ET&I thought leadership

The Power of BOLD: Innovative Partnerships

Article: Cisco Blog

The Power of BOLD: Innovative Partnerships
The reality of edge application development

Article: thenewstack.io

The reality of edge application development
Should you run Apache Kafka on Kubernetes?

Article: Cisco Tech Blog

Should you run Apache Kafka on Kubernetes?
In Calais, a great need for information, wifi, telephones and sim cards for the autonomy of displaced persons on french territory

Article: Techfugees

In Calais, a great need for information, wifi, telephones an...
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KubeCon Pre Show Day 4 - The Popcast with DanPop

Podcast

KubeCon Pre Show Day 4 - The Popcast with DanPop

Automation and networking in a cloud native world

Podcast

Automation and networking in a cloud native world

A new way to build your network for the Cloud Edge

Webinar

A new way to build your network for the Cloud Edge

Reimagine connections with Cisco DNA center

Webinar

Reimagine connections with Cisco DNA center

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Visionaries wanted

Do you like the hard problems best? Then we’d love to talk to you.

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