MEDI Members Converge on Istanbul
This group recently held a five-day Developing Local Talent in Technology (DLTT) workshop at Istanbul Technical University, the world's third-oldest technical university. Participants learned about IP telephony, wireless, network security, and professional development from industry experts.
Middle East Diversity and Inclusion Network (MEDI) members greatly expand their skill sets, learn about other areas of Cisco business, and develop their leadership potential. MEDI members are high-potential employees who are challenged by Cisco to solve real business problems, taking on special assignments beyond their current job responsibilities.
The MEDI vision, strategy, and execution plan encompass:
Growing Cisco’s Business
MEDI helps grow Cisco business in the Middle East and Africa by developing local talent to become future Cisco leaders. This task will be achieved by creating a diverse employee base and inclusive culture, using collaboration and networking tools.
Supporting country transformation and facilitating transformation for business leaders at local levels are part of the MEDI goal. This support will foster economic growth, job creation, a higher standard of living, and social inclusion.
MEDI helps establish corporate inclusion and diversity strategic initiatives, Cadence and Communication Initiatives, programs, and other actions to support each strategic priority. MEDI plans to open new chapters and motivate members to take leadership roles in Egypt, Kenya, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Pakistan, and Turkey.
What Makes MEDI Most Proud
MEDI hosts valuable employee events, including DLTT workshops, such as:
DLTT is a highly successful five-day event, where Cisco employees from various locations volunteer their time and travel to support training in Cisco technology. Attendees educate local university student communities, IT professionals, and young entrepreneurs about Cisco technologies, and also offer instruction in soft skills, such as professional development.
More than 600 university students have attended DLTT training events in five different countries, obtaining professional development and Cisco technical training.