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Cisco Networkers Bahrain 2010 … What A Great Show

- April 8, 2010 - 1 Comment

Cisco Networkers Bahrain was a fascinating event that left its attendees overwhelmed with the experience. Almost everyone we’ve spoken to was taken away with the many successful aspects of the event that took place from 28 to 31 of March. Attendees, however, were very pleased with one particular takeaway – the wealth of knowledge and that they came out with toward the end.

Whether it was through meeting Cisco executives, engineers or partners, Cisco Networkers Bahrain was an ideas and solutions oasis; where great mind collaborated and shared knowledge, expertise and best practices. Not forgetting to mention, they also had plenty of fun.

So, if you haven’t made it to Networkers this year, click on the “READ MORE” link below for a few snap shots of some of what you have missed. 

It all started with the very first Middle East  appearance of Cisco’s On Stage TelePresence that left audience mesmerized with the 3D, sci-fi like video experience.

Then there was World of Solutions, an area that featured many of Cisco’s new innovations and also featured Cisco’s amazing partners and their products and services. Within World of Solutions, attendees were able to visit Cisco partners and meet up with Cisco engineers to discuss emerging and core technology solutions.

One of these booths was the Design Clinic. Attendees were able to observe a Cisco engineer take a problem presented to them by a customer and help to solve this issue in an easy and efficient way.

The Cisco engineers presented solutions on large whiteboards and then drew and worked through the discussed issue on hand to make sure that attendees left the station with better understanding of how to fix the problem.

From the feedback we heard from attendees, they were very impressed with the clinics and felt that it added value to their overall experience of the event

Another fun and interesting station was the Meet the Engineer program. This station allowed attendees to schedule one-on-one time with Cisco engineers or Cisco development engineers to sort through solutions to the different challenges they might be facing.

As we know, each network environment is unique and therefore the Meet the Engineer program was designed to have the attendees be able to meet with Cisco Engineers who helped design and develop Cisco solutions.

This way these knowledgeable engineers were able to apply their expertise to the questions that were brought to them by the attendees. Many attendees informed us that they walked away from the booth with a better understanding of the issues that were facing them and will possible solutions.

Another great station that was located in the World of Solutions was the Social Media Center which was a great place to visit as well, there we had a game console, a blogger station, an interview studio and TelePresence area.

Visitors were also able to experience a demonstration of Cisco Live and Networkers Virtual. Attendees were able to come by and post a tweet that ended up on our Twitter wall.

Party time with Bahrain Festival Night

On the Tuesday night on Cisco Networkers Bahrain, we had a Bahrain Festival Night. This night was supported by the Kingdom of Bahrain Government Ministry of Culture & Information. It was  packed program with various entertainment activities.

The event was put on to showcase the heritage of Bahrain so attendees of Networkers can experience authentic cultural aspects in Bahrain. There was a station where attendees were able to get henna done, a live camel to take pictures with as well as a falcon and living cooking stations to enjoy the traditional cuisine.

There was entertainment for attendees to enjoy from the Bahrain Band for Traditional Art and Bin Faris Youth Band. However, the highlight of the evening was the headline act Hind.

Overall the evening was quite a success, tons of attendees turned out to enjoy the festivities. The weather cooperated and it was a warm and beautiful evening filled with great food, good company and fabulous entertainment. 

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  1. I've attended the past three Cisco Networkers events in Australia and they have always been well run and informative. You guys really know how to throw a party!