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John T. Chambers

Definition

John Thomas Chambers is the former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems.

What is 'John T. Chambers'

The president and CEO of Cisco Systems, a consumer electronics, networking and communications technology company, since 1995 and chairman since 2006. Chambers joined the company in 1991 as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations.


Among Chambers' numerous leadership awards, he has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People and has repeatedly earned Cisco a spot on Fortune's "America's Most Admired Company" list. Cisco has also been named a top place to work in India, Australia, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Norway, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K. and Canada.

Explaining 'John T. Chambers'

Born in 1949 in Cleveland, Chambers earned his undergraduate and law degrees from West Virginia University and his MBA from Indiana University. Chambers previously worked at Wang Laboratories and IBM, and is a former Walmart board member.


Further Reading


Value and limitations of chest pain history in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes
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Design, modeling, optimization, and experimental tests of a particle beam width probe for the aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometerDesign, modeling, optimization, and experimental tests of a particle beam width probe for the aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometer
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The economics of structured financeThe economics of structured finance
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… Initially 11.101 firms have been selected from the web site of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of … 38] Narver, John C., Slater, Stanley F., and MacLachlan, DL 2004 … Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur …

New international reference preparation for proteins in human serum (RPPHS)New international reference preparation for proteins in human serum (RPPHS)
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… Initially 11.101 firms have been selected from the web site of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of … 38] Narver, John C., Slater, Stanley F., and MacLachlan, DL 2004 … Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur …

A reward/measurement model of organizational buying behaviorA reward/measurement model of organizational buying behavior
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… Initially 11.101 firms have been selected from the web site of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of … 38] Narver, John C., Slater, Stanley F., and MacLachlan, DL 2004 … Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur …

Ray Chambers and Ernest Weinwurm–Scholars in unison on measurement in accountingRay Chambers and Ernest Weinwurm–Scholars in unison on measurement in accounting
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Q&A About John T. Chambers


What was Mr. Chambers' previous occupation before joining Cisco in 1991?

He worked at IBM and Wang Laboratories as an executive vice president for sales and marketing before joining Cisco in 1991 as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations under the leadership of Bill Graves, who became the chairman of the board when John took over as CEO in 1995 after serving as interim CEO for six months following the death of co-founder Len Bosack."

How many times has Cisco been named a top place to work?

In India (2009), Australia (2008), Belgium (2007), Saudi Arabia (2006), Spain (2005), Norway (2004) France(2003) Italy(2002) Germany(2001) United Kingdom(2000) Canada(1999)."

Where did Mr. Chambers earn his MBA from?

Indiana University.

Where did Mr. Chambers earn his undergraduate degree?

West Virginia University.

What is John T. Chambers?

The president and CEO of Cisco Systems, a consumer electronics, networking and communications technology company since 1995.

What does it mean that "Cisco has also been named a top place to work"?

It means that employees are happy with their jobs there."

Where did Mr. Chambers earn his law degree?

West Virginia University.

How many times has he been named one of Time magazine's 1 Most Influential People?

Three times (2004, 2005, 2006).

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