John T. Chambers
Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures
Former Chairman & CEO, Cisco
John Chambers is founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He invests in companies that are leading market transitions, such as Aspire Food Group, Balbix, Bloom Energy, Dedrone, IoTium, Lucideus, OpenGov, Pindrop, Privoro, Rubrik, SparkCognition, Sprinklr, and Uniphore. He serves on the Board of Directors for Bloom Energy, OpenGov, Pindrop, and Sprinklr.
Chambers is the author of Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World, where he shares new rules for disruption and lasting success in the Digital Age. He is also the Chairman of the USIndia Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and was appointed Global Ambassador of the French Tech by President Emmanuel Macron of France in January of 2018. Prior to founding JC2 Ventures, Chambers spent 25+ years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus with the organization.