The President of Israel, Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, and Cisco Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, inaugurated a new network of digital hubs in Jerusalem. As part of the strategic partnership between Israel and Cisco to accelerate the country’s digital agenda, Cisco is working with the Government of Israel, local municipalities and partners to build a network of digital hubs to connect communities and businesses. Including the two new digital hubs in Jerusalem, there are ten hubs operating across Israel, with plans for a total of 100 hubs by the end of 2019.
Digital hubs use Cisco Collaboration technologies to help local businesses and entrepreneurs work together and develop new business ideas. Using Cisco Spark, which combines diverse communication channels such as chat, video, phone, and content sharing in one cloud-based app, they can easily create, share, and get work done together. Digital hubs also feature Cisco Spark Board, allowing community members to wirelessly present, whiteboard, and video conference with any other hub. Furthermore, Cisco worked with local start-up, Cob, which created a software application with additional tools such as pre-defined contract templates and a project management framework.