Traditional computing solutions tend to be very vertically oriented. The cloud brings the promise of many benefits such as flexible computing power, shared software applications, and centralized databases. Solutions for bridging the gaps in the cloud will need to evolve from the technologies and systems we have today. New approaches to sharing networks, infrastructure and data storage will be required, as will new approaches to securing these shared resources. These solutions will challenge systems designers to consider new system architectures and will also require advances in circuit and technology. ISSCC2014 is looking for novel system and circuit solutions to create a truly connected world.