John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.

John Chambers

"A storied career"

6/2/15 - When John Chambers joined Cisco Systems in 1991, the company was worth about $70 million. As he prepares to step down as Chairman and CEO, Chambers is leaving a company with FY14 revenues of more than $47 billion. That’s a lot of growth, a lot of challenges and a lot of stories.

Chambers shared many of them, along with his thoughts on everything from the Internet of Things to his next steps, with Dean Sally Blount ’92 and a packed hall of Kellogg students during the Brave Leader Series.

John Chambers on what he expects out of his organization

Chambers on handling a company “near-death” experience

Chambers unpacks the Internet of Things

Chambers on spin-ins and developing innovation in-house

Chambers on next steps

Brave Leader events

The Brave Leader 2019-2020 series will kick off Friday, September 27th featuring:

Hiro Mizuno ’95, Executive Managing Director and CIO, GPIF

Additional speakers for the series to be announced.


About the Series

Kellogg hosts prominent leaders from business, government and civil society who engage the community in thought-provoking discussions about key issues facing the business community and the world at large.