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Baker Fourm Notes

2008 BAKER FORUM PUBLIC KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND CONFERRAL OF THE WILEY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

“THE FUTURE OF POLYTECHNIC EDUCATION”

JOHN P. MORGRIDGE, CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, CISCO

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 4:30 to 5:30 P.M.

ALEX AND FAYE SPANOS THEATRE


  • Age of Information and Telecommunications
  • Age of Oil, Automobiles and Mass Production

IT Revolution is Changing the Way People Communicate

“The Internet Is Empowering”
Billions of people to communicate and collaborate using all forms of human expression–data, voice, video–without regard to location, whether at work, at home, at school or on the road.

Friend in Africa is building two libraries a year. Two are already done. Building two more this year.

Using the internet — he can connect the libraries in Wiscansan (sp?) and Vaswana (sp?). “The network”

“Without the internet, this could never happen.”

“It is truly becoming a global community”

Tried to take away Guava juice and…

“They electronically stormed us, they took down our network for a couple of days”

I-Zone Wiki

  • Open to entire company
  • Collaborative workspace: employees create, comment and/or modify ideas
  • Top ideas developed in Action Leadership Forum

“Information can freely flow into teams who can implement and develop those ideas.”

“This is the Future Polytechnic Grad”

  1. Ability to think like a scientist — problem solver.
  2. Effective working in teams — multi-disciplinary, multi-functional
  3. Good communication skills — writing and speaking
  4. Depth of knowledge in their field
  5. Ability and desire to continue to learn
  6. Diversity awareness in broad contexts — people, ideas, cultures, disciplines

“The ability to go deep, but also be broad.”

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