For the last decade, big tech companies have wooed top students from universities to sustain their pace of innovation. But these days, young talent just isn't interested, said John Chambers, who for years ran one of those tech giants.
Chambers, formerly chief executive of network equipment giant Cisco and starting this year the leader of venture capital firm JC2 Ventures, now has a vested interest in the startup world. And he regularly tours top universities -- Stanford, MIT, the École Polytechnique in France, the Indian Institutes of Technology in India in the last month -- to survey the mood.
Image: JC2 Ventures leader and former Cisco CEO John Chambers speaks at Techonomy 2018. - Stephen Shankland/CNET