Social Impact at Cisco Live

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

Why Social Impact

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 priorities and our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025.


Learn more about Cisco’s corporate CSR efforts

Network to Light

There’s never been a better time to make your footsteps count!  At Cisco Live 2017 in Las Vegas, attendees walked over 2 million steps on kinetic tiles, far surpassing our goal of 1 million steps. The energy created will positively impact 30,000 students in Nepal!

Future Workforce

Cisco Networking Academy Scholarships


Cisco endeavors to transform education and help build the workforce of tomorrow by fostering and developing IT Talent. Through College of Southern Nevada, Cisco Live provided two full year Cisco Networking Academy scholarships at Cisco Live Las Vegas 2017. Each scholarships funds one full year of education plus books.

Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team


For the sixth year in a row, a team of a dozen Cisco Networking Academy students and instructors from across the US & Canada were selected for an elite opportunity to work alongside Cisco engineers to help set up and support the massive network that supports Cisco Live Network Operations Center (NOC). The Networking Academy Dream Team is a diverse representation of the future workforce including soon-to-be college grads, military veterans, and career changers looking to expand their IT knowledge and demonstrate their skills in a high-paced real-world environment.


Learn more about the Dream Team

Cisco’s Commitment

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



Cisco Live Network to Light
Make a difference in the lives of others through the power of your footsteps. The energy created by attendees at Cisco Live will be donated to schools in Nepal.
Celebrating 20 Years of Networking Academy
Diana Nassar is a global problem solver. The hands-on, practical training she received through Cisco Networking Academy prepared her to thrive in a technical career and inspire other women in Jordan to follow in her footsteps.
Global Problem Solvers
The digital revolution is empowering people everywhere to innovate as technologists, think as entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents.

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors