Hi everyone. I’m starting to pack my bags for Vegas and looking forward to being the host for Cisco Live 2011 – my third year as host.
I’ll be joining about 14,000 (!) of you at The Mandalay Bay hotel, and about 40,000 of you will be joining us virtually – from either ustream or the Cisco Live virtual landing page (where you can also access the ustream broadcast).
This is a record breaker for total attendance (about a 15% increase over last year) so it’s either me or the slot machines bringing so many of you to Vegas. I’m having a lot of fun hearing from some of you already on the Cisco Events mobile app. All the downloading instructions are on the Cisco Live site.
If you’re not on it yet, please download it. Use it to connect with other attendees, play games, check in (find out where I’m checking in), get daily news updates, and lots more.
In Vegas, we have a great show planned. Our CEO John Chambers will open things up Tuesday, July 11th and our CTO Padmasree Warrior and CIO Rebecca Jacoby will present on Wednesday. On Thursday, I’ll be talking with William Shatner of Star Trek fame. We have great super sessions, town halls, technical sessions and of course the party Wednesday night, with the band “Train” headlining.
Please start getting to know each other now and check things out via our social media tools.
Our Twitter hashtag is #cl11. Find us on both Twitter and Facebook.
“What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook and Twitter.”
See you there!