Cisco CEO Robbins: Wait til you see what’s in our innovation pipeline

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It’s been a little over a year since Chuck Robbins took the reins at Cisco from the venerated John Chambers. In that time, the face and pace of the IT realm has transformed -- from Dell buying EMC and HP splitting up to the swift rise of IoT and harsh impact of security challenges. Robbins has embraced this rapid change and, he says in this wide-ranging interview, moved the company forward with relentless speed to address everything from hyperconvergence to application-centric infrastructures.

Robbins recently talked with Chief Content Officer of IDG US Media John Gallant and Michael Cooney, a Network World Online News Editor, about how the company will transform now that some of its most well-respected innovators have left the company as well as how it plans to further implement SDN technology while bolstering its core networking gear.

John Gallant: You and I first spoke just a couple of days before you started as CEO, a little more than a year ago. How is Cisco a different company today and what would you point to as your major accomplishments during that period?

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