Cisco believes that cities must stay in step with dynamic global changes to improve quality of life for its citizens—for example, providing them with seamless access to public services and information or enabling them to reduce their carbon footprints.Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), the company’s global consultancy, helps leaders from the world’s largest public and private-sector organizations solve their most pressing challenges. By combining strategy, process, technology, and innovation, Cisco IBSG industry experts work with customers to take their visionary ideas from concept to reality. We achieve this by designing innovative solutions and then integrating them with advanced technologies to develop strategic roadmaps that optimize results and increase efficiency. We draw on a unique combination of extensive industry experience, business acumen, and technical knowledge to advise many of the world’s leading organizations on how to achieve their strategic objectives. IBSG comprises more than 200 industry experts and business strategists who have deep experience in 10 global industry sectors.
Public-private partnerships can forge blueprints, policies, and practices that help create connected, attractive, and sustainable 21st-century cities. IBSG is helping leaders and organizations understand how these new realities—destined to be among the most positive and strategically significant trends in the next 5-10 years—will forever change the way we work, live, play, and learn in urban communities.