While you can integrate Spark in many different areas, we’d like you to focus on one of these three categories:



The healthcare industry will evolve tremendously in the next decade. We’ll develop new cures, treatments, and diagnostic tools. Advances in telemedicine, digitization, IoT, and artificial intelligence will benefit healthcare providers and patients alike.

With Cisco Spark and its open APIs, you can transform the way we practice medicine.

A few ideas to get your wheels turning:

o   Build an online consultation assistant for when doctors are unavailable by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence.

o   Develop a video platform that pairs patients with available practitioners for virtual consultations.

o   Build a video monitoring and alert system for patients residing at home using computer vision.

o   Improve consultations and diagnoses by building a consultation application with live analytics on the patient’s feelings, medical records, and symptoms.

o   Help hospitals dispatch their workforce better with a dispatching platform for nurses in hospitals based on who’s currently on shift.

o   Build a platform that allows practitioners to make collaborative diagnosis on difficult medical conditions.

o   Build a collaborative platform that allows researchers to share their findings.





The Internet completely changed our approach to education. We’re no longer just tactile, visual, or auditory learners - students learn well across media and don’t need physical classrooms or set school days. Even games can be educational.

Think about how Spark can enable remote access to lessons, while interactive quizzes and virtual tutoring will broaden the reach of education for everyone.

Shape the curriculum of tomorrow with ideas like:

o   Build an online classroom that sends electronic quizzes to the students for live interaction.

o   Build a face-to-face video tutoring service for learning to play an instrument or learn a new language.

o   Build a survey bot that allows students to rate different parts of the curriculum.

o   Build an assistant that can quickly answer questions about the curriculum during lectures.

o   Build the next school management tool that allows staff to share insights on their course material.

o   Help efficiently connect highly-skilled tutors to students for short-term curriculum.





Technology can disrupt entire professions - like travel agencies - but it can also enable them. New collaboration tools and artificial intelligence will change how sales teams operate in the future. Instead of focusing on volume, they’ll be able to target better leads, tailor their messaging for better conversion, and automate time consuming tasks.

Think about how you can upgrade sales teams:

o   Build an assistant that adapts the sales pitch and provides pointers to sales representatives based on information about the potential client.

o   Help the company build better sales workflows by integrating third-party CRMs like Salesforce with Cisco Spark. Deals closed can trigger notifications to various team members.

o   Create a dispatching bot that redirects customers interested in a company’s services to the most suited sales assistant based on their industry, language, or technical knowledge.

o   Develop a telepresence robot that connects remote workers to customers needing assistance at the front desk.