Mary de Wysocki has over a decade of experience leading various CSR and education initiatives for Cisco. She currently heads up the corporate affairs strategy, including new program development, public benefit investment and the Cisco Foundation, and research and insights. As technology rapidly changes the world of work, local communities, and our daily lives, de Wysocki’s team is proactively creating initiatives to enable opportunity for all. By equipping a new generation of “global problem solvers” with the skills they need to survive and thrive in an increasingly digital future, Cisco corporate affairs hopes to impact 1 billion lives around the globe by 2025. To do this, de Wysocki draws on her legal training, background in strategic consulting, and on-the-ground program management experience to launch and scale programs that look for new ways to inspire digital natives to become entrepreneurs, invest in early-stage startups that leverage technology for social good, collaborate with public universities to create sustainable local ecosystems harnessing the power of digitization, and partner with nonprofits serving underserved people around the world who use technology to transform lives.