On October 15th, John Chambers of Cisco Systems visited MIT as part of a push towards greater synergy and collaboration between the two entities. Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Cisco has grown into one of the leading distributors of networking and communications technology and services in the world. During his visit to CSAIL on the 15th, chairman and CEO Chambers stressed the importance of adequately responding to market transitions as a way to engage with new markets. The proposal’s collaborative approach and strong focus on social responsibility promise exciting things to come in future. The Cisco corporate website can be found here.