Meet our Founding Partners

An unprecedented global public-private partnership

ARM

Founding Partner

www.arm.com
3250 employees
in 32 countries

Simon Segars
Chief Executive Officer

Why and how are STEM education and the Global STEM Alliance important to your company?

ARM is a company driven by the intelligence of its people, and we constantly need new recruits with the right STEM skills. The journey to companies such as ARM begins with young people studying science and engineering courses at school, and it means we need to ensure universally good quality STEM education. We also need to ensure potential careers are positioned in a way that is interesting and exciting. These are both areas where the Global STEM Alliance can play a leading role.

What are your goals for participation in the Global STEM Alliance? How will you engage your employees to get involved?

Above all we want to help enable a global uplift in the quality of STEM education and the number of young people taking up STEM subjects and pursuing STEM-related careers. We will make our experts available to help the Alliance in achieving our shared goals as we believe this collaboration can have a significant impact.

What is the most important benefit you feel the Global STEM Alliance provides?

We were particularly drawn to the Alliance because of the New York Academy of Sciences’ strong track record in achieving successful public-private partnerships. There are a great number of STEM initiatives, most of them national, and it is vital to have a global program bringing the best of them together and helping them to share and scale up their efforts.

"We were particularly drawn to the Alliance because of the New York Academy of Sciences’ strong track record in achieving successful public-private partnerships."

Cisco

Founding Partner

www.cisco.com
75,049 employees
in over 165 countries

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn
Vice President and General Manager
Learning@Cisco, Cisco Services

Why and how are STEM education and the Global STEM Alliance important to your company?

We live in a world that is more interconnected than ever before, yet less than 1% of the things in the world are connected. More things will be connected in the next five years than in the entire history of the Internet. In parallel, our society is facing more complex problems than ever before. Governments and educational institutions do not have the financial and knowledge resources to go it alone and solve these problems without the help of business, industry, science and technology forces coming together.

The Global STEM Alliance came into being to address the very talent crisis we face today. It reinforces Cisco's commitment to equipping current and future workforces across the globe with the skills that will foster economic development, leading to a more connected and prosperous world. STEM growth will equip millions of students, and the next generation workforce, with the specific skills they need to solve the world's greatest problems through strategies that take advantage of the power of the Internet of Everything (IoE).

The industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Talent Consortium launched in 2014, with a mission to shape the next generation of IoT leaders and provide continuing education for today's workforce in a new IoT world.

What are your goals for participation in the Global STEM Alliance? How will you engage your employees to get involved?

Cisco is excited to support the Global STEM Alliance, in collaboration with other public and private entities, to help engage and prepare the next generation for careers that encourage global economic development and the innovation needed to address and overcome today’s biggest challenges. Cisco sees this in its certification programs that provide the next step in educating IT and networking professionals on the rapidly evolving IoE landscape. In fact, over 75% of CCNP holders look to diversify in their respective fields and continually innovate. These, in tandem with the customized STEM education programs, will propel industry professionals to tackle the workforce challenges of the 21st century.

What is the most important benefit you feel the Global STEM Alliance provides?

Cisco is committed to equipping current and future workforces and the educators and mentors who work across the globe with the training needed to overcome critical skills gaps. At the same time, Cisco realizes that this huge challenge cannot be tackled alone. We are proud to be a founding partner of The Global STEM Alliance. Its vision of adapting the STEM ecosystem model to each country or region, in collaboration with government, enterprise and educational institutions, lays the groundwork for overcoming the STEM paradox. These efforts will produce graduates who are current on technology and job-ready, leading to greater innovation and economic growth.

"Governments and educational institutions do not have the financial and knowledge resources to go it alone and solve problems without the help of business, industry, science, and technology forces coming together."