EiP 2015 Webinar – Cisco & LIW

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 16 Dec 15 17:30
And will end on: 16 Dec 15 19:00

Location: web-based,

From 12:30pm to 2:00pm CET (Paris time).
If not familiar with Webex, please make sure you connect 15 minutes prior to the session.

“Engineers Lead the Transformation of a Fortune 100 IT Company”

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. It is in the process of a transformation on a huge scale: to move from its hugely successful history as a hardware company to its next wave of success as a software and solutions leader connecting the unconnected.

Engineering is at the heart of that transition so its leaders will have to be exceptional in navigating the organization through a rapidly changing environment. Key to this are the Directors and Principal Engineers who translate the overall strategy into action. Cisco sought to build the leadership capability of the most promising of this group to drive change and prepare them for their next roles.

To achieve this, the leaders themselves would have to have their own ‘Breakthrough’ from being technical leaders to being organizational leaders with broad reach and profound impact.

Cisco partnered with LIW, a global leadership consulting and development firm, to build a highly customized program that would enable this breakthrough. This could not be a regular training program: the shift required for the organization and the leaders was too great.

Forming a tight-knit program team, Cisco and LIW identified the behavioural shifts that were required in collaboration with senior leaders. These were: external focus, shaping strategy, leading change, building capability and leading self. The team then designed a multi-faceted program that would enable each individual to have their own breakthrough.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Full Case and Global Focus article.

EIP gold2015-LR-newCisco and LIW were granted the Gold Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2015 in the category of 'Talent Development'.  


  • Dan Hammond, Director of LIW – a global leadership consulting and development firm (UK)
  • Guillaume De Saint Marc, Senior Director, Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco Systems (France)
This session will be moderated by Jan Ginneberge.


Target group:
This webinar is dedicated to both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration. Number of participants is limited. Priority will be offered to EFMD member organisations. Follow the registration process (under “upcoming” live sessions).

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