Cisco deepens innovation with a new team to incubate its emerging bets

Innovation is at the heart of any major technology company, but Cisco Systems Inc. wants to take it a step further. The company formed a new group called Emerging Technologies & Incubation, whose mission is to incubate its next bets.

“The charter for this group is to move further and further out from Cisco’s core business and take this core into newer markets, into newer products, and newer businesses,” said Vijoy Pandey (pictured), vice president and chief technology officer of cloud and distributed systems at Cisco, as well as vice president of engineering and research for the new group, led by Liz Centoni.

Pandey spoke with Stu Miniman, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe Virtual event. They discussed the projects being backed by Emerging Technologies and Incubation, how Cisco wants to expand its journey in the open source market, the complexity of network architectures and the importance of network service meshes. […]

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