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Escape Velocity Overview


December 2013
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We are moving too slow in a
marketplace that moves fast

We need to be a world class
development environment

We need to give our engineers the
tools to change the world

We need to get back to growth

We want to make Cisco cool again






Why now? What happens if we don't take action?
The Case for Change Story – Why?
In the last 6 months, our stock price has
suffered

Change is essential to return to growth

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Vision for a high-performance development organization
Escape Velocity is based on four simple but powerful tenets that all can embrace
Innovation
Winning Teams
Simplicity
Customers
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The possible outcomes of this vision are inspiring
Imagine Cisco...

....is one of the most innovative companies in the valley

....makes products that are simple to maintain, simple to use, simple to deploy

....solves real problems, addresses pain points, and expands into new markets

....is a world class development environment with high performing teams

....invests in its people with best-in-class tools and training

...is the best place to work for new and existing talent



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Best talent
for the future
Aligning the
org structure
What we
build
How we
work
Growth
agenda
Escape Velocity is a holistic program that addresses the
areas of the CDO that matter the most to you
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What Escape Velocity is driving towards
Outcomes
Growth Agenda

• Align portfolio priorities with customer business outcomes
Best Talent for the
Future
• High performing teams across each level of the CDO
• An adaptive leadership team capable of driving what is best for Cisco
• Attracting, developing, and unleashing top talent across CDO
What We Build
• A portfolio that is simple to test, simple to use, and simple to maintain
• Architectures aligned with customer business outcomes and solving
customer business problems
• Driving consolidation and re-use
How We Work
• Drive breakthrough innovation by fostering an environment where risk
taking is encouraged
• Remove impediments and management bureaucracy for our engineers
• Invest in a world class development environment
• Using fit-for-purpose development processes
• Transforming our culture to align with our strategic objectives
• We're going to make decisions faster
Aligning the org
structure
• An organization that is better aligned to customer outcomes and executes
with speed and simplicity
• Resources redeployed against highest value opportunities
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Escape Velocity's areas of focus and team leads (I)
Tracks Executive Sponsor Team Lead
Growth
Agenda
Vision, Strategy & Portfolio
Pankaj Patel
Kelly Kramer
Joe Wojtal
Tucker Durmer
Eric Refuerzo
Business Performance Management
Pankaj Patel
Kelly Kramer
Joe Wojtal
Eric Refuerzo
Best
Talent
for the
Future
Strategic Workforce Planning Fran Katsoudas
Geographic Model

Fran Katsoudas
Talent Processes Fran Katsoudas Liz Centoni
Leadership Capabilities
Pankaj Patel
Fran Katsoudas
Anuradha Mayer
What
We Build
Architecture & Platforms
Dave Ward
Ravi Chandrasekaran
Kelly Ahuja
Customer/User Centricity Rowan Trollope
Jim Doran
Mark Lohmeyer
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Escape Velocity's areas of focus and team leads (II)
Tracks

Executive Sponsor Team Lead
How
We Work
Development process,
Teaming and Tools
Ayman Sayed
Vinod Peris
Gyan Bahl
Michael McNally
Mgmt Process
Bureaucracy & Decision
Making
Rob Soderbery Don Angspatt (ENG Pilot)
Culture and Leadership
Behaviors
Chris Young Christine Bastian
Innovation David Ward Kip Compton
Aligning
the Org


Org Structure


Pankaj Patel


PMO

Program Management

Joe Wojtal Don Angspatt
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Scale-up
Quick hits
Full roll out
Your role in Escape Velocity's timeline and actions
Full implementation will happen in 18 - 24 months
Business
as usual
March 2014 June 2014 Jan 2015 H2 2015 – H1 2016
Milestones
Quick hits identified

Pilots launched
Second set of quick hits

Pilots scaled
Full CDO rollout Escape Velocity
becomes business as
usual
Your role
Full participation if a pilot
is launched in your org

Support and participation
as the pilots are scaled

Continued participation
as the program expands


Ambassadorship of
Escape Velocity

We want to hear
from you

• Monitor the progress of all tracks on the Escape Velocity Dashboard, updated weekly
• Get up to date information about pilots, tracks and more on the Escape Velocity website
• Speak up and send feedback to the track leads or discussion board
Launch: We Are Here
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Escape Velocity's Core Team
FRAN
KATSOUDAS

VP

Human
Resources
ROB
SODERBERY

SVP & GM

ENG
MARTHIN
DE BEER

SVP & GM

VCG
AYMAN
SAYED

SVP

NOSTG
PANKAJ
PATEL

EVP & Chief
Development
Officer
KELLY
KRAMER

SVP

Corporate
Finance

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