Be a part of the movement to accelerate global problem solving.


Our social impact mission at Cisco Live is to amplify Cisco’s commitment to accelerate global problem solving through technology and expertise, and to positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Our activities tie into Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities and our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025. At Cisco Live 2019, thanks to the help and support of our participants, we were able to help disadvantaged children improve their social skills, learning and development through the use of Skateboards which you helped design and build. Read below for more information on how you can help us make social change happen. We have a whole host of daily activities for you to enjoy and get involved in.


Cisco’s Global CSR Mission is to make a measurable impact on people, society, and the planet. Part of this mission is to address the plight of the homeless and refugees who many times are one and the same people.

This year we are proud to be partnering with o3e once again to bring you another exciting Give Back activity which we hope you are going to enjoy. Your challenge this year is to help us build 50 bikes which will be donated to homeless and refugee programs in Barcelona. Mobility is key for school, medical appointments, work, and attending essential services. These bikes will provide a valuable service to help support those who have found themselves displaced, to find work, stay healthy and rebuild their lives. 

Help us to achieve our goal of building 50 bikes during Cisco Live 2020, Barcelona. We can only achieve this with your help, so please join us at ‘Build a Bike’ which is located in the Park.

Thank you!

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who participated in the Skateboard Factory at Cisco Live 2019. Thanks to your support, last year we were able to donate over 150 skateboards that you decorated and constructed. The skateboards were donated to 3 different charities to help disadvantaged children improve their social skills, learning and development.  


Join Cisco and become part of the movement to make a positive impact on the world. When you visit the Social Impact Zone, take the pledge to be the bridge between hope and possible. Get ideas and inspiration for how you can make a positive impact on people, society, and the planet. And meet like-minded attendees who want to use their skills, access, and ability to do good.

Read more about the pledge


Cisco Networking Academy is changing lives. More than IT skills training; it’s a community whose members are the students, educators, and business leaders shaping the future. Since its inception, Cisco Networking Academy has educated 9.2 million students in over 180 countries. We’re changing education, we’re changing businesses, and we’re changing economies.

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Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team

Every year at Cisco Live, a team of Cisco Networking Academy students and instructors from across EMEAR, the United States and Canada are chosen to work alongside Cisco Network Operations Center (NOC) engineers to help set up and support the massive network that supports Cisco Live. The Networking Academy Dream Team is a diverse representation of the future workforce, including college students, military veterans, and career changers looking to expand their IT knowledge and demonstrate their skills in a fast-paced, real-world environment.

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Cisco Tactical Operations (TacOps) is a highly skilled and dedicated team that can mobilize and respond to natural disasters and other catastrophes around the world when normal communications infrastructures have been degraded or destroyed. Trained to work in challenging environments, the team deploys the Cisco Network Emergency Response Vehicle (NERV), portable emergency communication kits, and other satellite-based communications equipment during the acute phase of an emergency to provide mission-critical connectivity, free of charge as part of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Our efforts at Cisco Live directly align with Cisco’s corporate social responsibility goals


“As a former skater (many many many years ago), this is a wonderful gesture. I’m envious of the kid that wins a skateboard. Job well done @CiscoLiveEurope ! #SoJelly #CLEUR #GivingBack”


“The Skateboards were a gift that was received with much enthusiasm by the children we support. They were so grateful and the skateboards themselves were beautiful! We let each group choose their favourite boards to borrow which really made them feel special”



Tune into #CiscoChat May 30 at 10 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET to see a special episode featuring Cisco Live Social Impact activities.

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