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Cisco chief Chuck Robbins chats China, tariffs and global security

January 21, 2019 / Gina Narcisi

Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems, took to Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas this week to discuss the state of the technology industry. He didn't stop at how the rapidly changing industry is impacting Cisco's customer base and what customers are investing in today, he also touched on how local governments around the world need to be thinking about how technology can solve some of the planet's biggest problems, and how tariffs could stand in the way. From US-China trade, to cyber security, to the biggest factors that are helping—and could potentially hurt —Cisco's growth in 2019, here's what Robbins had to say. To what extent are people investing in tech right now? Last quarter, we posted revenue growth of 8 percent, so for a company of our size, we’re very pleased on where we are, and it was probably the most consistent quarter both geographically and across our entire portfolio that we've seen in a very long time.