Edison Awards To Honor the Achievements of Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers

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Chambers to receive 2016 Edison Achievement Award

As a visionary in the technology world and an active contributor to corporate social responsibility initiatives worldwide, John Chambers’ tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems began at a time when only 10 percent of Americans used cell phones and internet use was only slightly higher. Under his direct leadership, Cisco became the world’s frontrunner in IT, growing from a $70 million company when Chambers joined in 1991 to a $47 billion company, and representing a revenue increase that topped 2,000 percent. Cisco was the most valuable company on the planet in March 2000. In 2006, Chambers was appointed Chairman of the Board, in addition to CEO, and served in both positions until 2015. Currently, Chambers continues his work to advance worldwide digitization as he serves as Executive Chairman.

To honor those achievements, John Chambers will be awarded the prestigious Edison Achievement Award on April 21, 2016 in New York. The distinction honors distinguished business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation and human centered design throughout their careers and whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration to every industry and the world at large.

To learn more about John Chambers’ accomplishments or the 2016 Edison Awards, visit http://www.edisonawards.com/

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. For more information on the Edison Awards history and nomination process/visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

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