Multiplying the Impact of Social Innovation

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Multiplying the Impact of Social Innovation

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Multiplying the impact of #socialinnovation by @CiscoSystems SVP Tae Yoo via @HuffPostImpact #ImpactX #cgi2012

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 3:30pm

When private sector, government, social and philanthropic leaders apply innovative partnerships and technologies to address social challenges and build sustainable communities, the impact is multiplied.

I'm reminded of this phenomenon when I attend events like this week's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Over the course of the conference, I am always impressed by the number of individuals, companies and organizations that are prepared to turn their ideas into action - to find ways to make a difference from poverty alleviation to education and improving healthcare.

The spirit of this model of collaboration is to gather many voices - experts in multiple fields and leaders in the communities which we serve -- and it is reflected in the Huffington Post section Impact X, which we are proud to announce today during this year's CGI. The Impact X section of the Huffington Post website aims to amplify real-world stories of sustainable success through the power of human and technology networks.

One initiative that we believe demonstrates how to apply collective passion and technology to address social and economic needs is the Cisco Networking Academy® program. Established 15 years ago to help meet the growing global demand for workers with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, the Networking Academy program has evolved from one school in East Palo Alto, California to 10,000 Academies serving one million concurrent students in 165 countries today.

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