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Collaboration Notes from Cisco Live: Thursday Recap

May 22, 2014
at 11:22 pm PST

The collaboration momentum at continued today. First up this morning was a Cisco Live Executive Interview with Peder Ulander. In it Peder talks about how the way people work is changing and how Cisco is adapting technology to meet those changes.

He covers our latest DX Series products as well as shares how American Express is using remote expert and video to better serve customers. In a pilot program, premier customers could get an instant connection with the right person, whether to resolve billing problems or find concert tickets.

Today’s Locknote: Sal Khan, Khan Academy
Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, Standing room only. Inspiring. Fantastic. Riveting. Followed by a standing ovation. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing free, world-class education globally.
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And when it comes to Khan’s thoughts on collaboration, I can’t disagree:

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Observations from the Floor
If the give-aways on the World of Solutions show floor are any indicator, the t-shirt industry is alive and well. Slogans are getting more clever since vendors have to compete not only to sell their products, but to get people to wear their shirts. If I had to vote, Splunk might get the win for its “Because ninjas are too busy” shirt.

I Can’t Take Responsibility for This…
… but maybe we should.

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See What You Missed On Demand, Online
Visit the Cisco Live event site to get more about the show, including a video highlights and a library of on-demand session replays. Check out more of the collaboration announcements at the Collaboration Virtual Experience.

Cisco Live is exhausting, in a good way. I’m always interested to see how attendees react to the latest announcements. There’s a constant buzz of energy punctuated by acronym-laden conversations in the halls and on the sidewalks all around the Moscone Center.

Next year: San Diego!

Just tuning in? Read my daily notes from the rest of the week:

Monday:
New Collaboration products, John Chambers keynote, Darth Vader
Tuesday:
Collaboration keynote, Cloud Collaboration, TacOps, Cisco Champions
Wednesday:
Paras and Associates case study, DevNet hackathon, John Chambers keynote video

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