John Chambers is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JC2 Ventures, helping disruptive startups build and scale. In addition, Mr. Chambers focuses on promoting entrepreneurship and gender equality, and accelerating global business creation. He was appointed Global Ambassador of the French Tech by President Emmanuel Macron. He is also the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. Prior to founding JC2 Ventures, he served as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman at Cisco Systems. Mr. Chambers wrote Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World. He serves on numerous boards, including OpenGov and Pindrop.