John Chambers may have just turned 70, but he still displays the vigor that he had back in 1995, when he became CEO at Cisco Systems. During his term, Chambers grew Cisco’s annual revenue from $2.2 billion in 1995 to $49 billion in the year 2015, when he stepped down.
He prefers to call himself a mentor to startup CEOs rather than a venture capitalist. When he’s not in Silicon Valley he can often be found in India, where he advises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on digital transformation and the economy.
Rich Kaarlgard of Forbes had a chance to talk with Chambers about AI, in which he says will “produce an impact two or three times what the Internet did and in a much faster pace.” See the interview over at the site.
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