Monday, October 04, 2010

[FREE-FOOD] Cisco info session, October 4, 5:30-6:30, Gates 104

Cisco Information Session
Speaker: Earl Valencia, Business Development Manager
Monday, October 4, 2010
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Gates Building, room 104
Food and Refreshment Provided!

Cisco overview, Emerging Technologies, Cisco Choice program. Demo of Cisco technology. A panel of Stanford former intern will talk about their summer experience at Cisco.

Cisco is more than just routers.

We are the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Since 1984, Cisco has led in the innovation of IP-based networking technologies, including routing, switching, security, TelePresence, unified communications, video, and wireless.

The company’s responsible business practices help ensure accountability, business sustainability, and environmentally conscious operations and products.

Earl Valencia, Business Development Manager - Emerging Technology Group Based in San Jose, California, Earl Martin S. Valencia is a Business Development Manager in Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group (ETG). He is part of the Business Incubation team which is responsible for finding, filtering and growing Cisco’s future billion-dollar businesses. In this role, he evaluates new product and market opportunities, creates business cases and collaborates with the internal and external communities to identify future market transitions. He is also the program manager for I-Zone 3.0, Cisco’s internal open innovation platform and the deputy program manager for Cisco I-Prize, a global innovation competition that attracted more than 2700 members from more than 150 countries. Earl had a number of experiences in the venture capital community as an investment professional prior to Cisco. He worked in Investor Growth Capital, a $2 Billion fund where he focused on communications and networking growth stage companies and small cap investments. He also worked in H&Q Asia Pacific, a $1.8 Billion East Asia fund where he focused on fundraising activities for the Manila office. Prior to this role, he worked at Raytheon Company as a Senior Systems Engineer and a graduate of their corporate leadership development program. He worked in a variety of classified projects spanning Innovation/R&D, Modeling and Simulation and Operations/Six Sigma. In 2007, he was named by the National Engineers Week Foundation, a collection of the most respected engineering societies and corporations, as one of 15 “New Faces of Engineering” to highlight America’s most promising engineers under 30. The list was published in USA Today. Earl obtained a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University (MA, USA), an M.Eng. in Systems Engineering from Cornell University (NY, USA) and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (CA, USA) with certificates in Global and Public Management.

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