In a change to the usual format, John Palumbo and Cynthia Stuckey catch up with a Goliath already taking a leaf from David’s playbook. Amy Benzinger, head of projects at Cisco Hyper Innovation Living Labs (CHILL), talks about bringing start-up culture to the 70,000+ Cisco team - discussing why championing agility, innovation and adaptability is key and how “shut up and build it” is what makes their 48-hour rapid prototyping model such a success.
Cynthia is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry, responsible for driving strategy executions and organization design solutions. She has extensive global consultancy and business management experience, having held several advisory, management, and sales roles across different industries. Cynthia is based in Korn Ferry's London office.
John is the founder of BigHeads Network, a podcast production company that arms listeners with the critical cross-industry perspectives and diverse viewpoints that help spur innovation, solve tough problems and build skills.
Amy Benziger is Head of Projects for CHILL (Cisco Hyper Innovation Living Labs). She has spent the past decade working at the forefront of social and technological innovation to drive societal and industry transformation. Working with Cisco's Chief Technology and Architecture Office, CHILL catalyzes new multi-corporate innovation partnerships, which in turn generate co-owned and co-operated innovation opportunities.
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