Innovators Network Kickoff

Wednesday, October 22
4:30pm – 7:00pm PDT
Mountain View, CA

Innovators Network is a network of CEOs and Founders from Cisco Investments portfolio companies, other disruptive startups, and companies acquired by Cisco.


The Innovators Network kickoff will be a relaxed gathering focused on conversations and networking. It will open with an Innovation panel, including:

Sanjit-Biswas Sanjit Biswas – Named one of the top 35 innovators under 35 in the world, he is a co-founder of Meraki, a cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security company acquired by Cisco for $1.2B in 2012. Sanjit will share insights and lessons learned building Meraki and scaling the business inside Cisco.
Mario Mario Mazzola – The networking innovator behind 3 successful Cisco spin-ins, gives his take on creating value for a multi-billion dollar   company, his perspectives on innovation, and how to pick markets for entry and ultimately build businesses that last.
Marty R Marty Roesch – As a respected authority in security and founder of Sourcefire, acquired by Cisco for $2.7B in 2013, Marty opines on the most important data and security issues facing us today and his experience transforming an idea into a business that has an enduring impact on the industry.
Padma Padmasree Warrior (moderator) – Named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world, her take, as the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco, on innovation and where the most important disruptions will be in the coming years.

Attendees include CEOs/Founders from the following companies:





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