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Cisco and Education: Hand in Hand

June 15, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

We do a lot in education across the company and most recently dedicated a lot of money and human resources to helping transform education and schools in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita -- our 21S program…or 21 Century Schools Progam. We are coming up in our second year of the investment and I thought

Interactions: Real vs. Virtual

June 13, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Cisco TelePresence. Cisco WebEx. Cisco MeetingPlace. Unified Communications. Cisco is strong and long in the collaboration space. This IS the way the new workplace is being managed, designed and implemented. However, as John Chambers said in his commentary in Forbes magazine: technology cannot replace a handshake.From a technology company, saying this might be sacrilege, and while Telepresence technology makes you feel like you are in the room with the other person and is the next best thing to being there, there is something about sitting across the table at lunch and talking that is tough to replace. Read More »

Video of Cisco New Media Summit Now Online

June 6, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Yesterday, you had back to back to back meetings so you were unable to attend Cisco and BPCC’s New Media Summit either in person or via webcast. In the on-demand world in which we live, I’m here to tell you that you can now re-live the Summit…on your schedule…where you want…when you want. The video is now online.Watch Cisco Media Solutions Group’s GM Dan Scheinman talk about the Social Media Explosion. Watch Tom Foremski talk about “Foremski’s Law.” Watch and learn about Second Life from representatives from BMW, Intel and Cisco. Learn about the ROI of Social Media, Best Practices in Internal Communications and more. Read More »

LIVE, FREE WEBCAST TODAY: Cisco and BPCC New Media Summit

June 5, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

Paul McCartney and John Lennon once wrote the great line “the best things in life are free.” And, with that in truism in mind, I invite you to tune in today to Cisco’s and BPCC’s (Best Practices in Corporate Communications) New Media Summit. You’ll hear from Cisco SVP and Media Solutions Group General Manager, Dan Scheinman, on the social media explosion. You’ll hear best practices in new media, including Second Life, from companies such as Coca-Cola, SAP, Sun, Intuit, BP, IBM and Intel. You’ll hear from leading bloggers such as SiliconValleyWatcher’s Tom Foremski, Eric Savitz of Barron’s and Dan Gillmor of Center for Citizen Media. I wish I could tell you that Fake Steve Jobs will be a panelist, but, alas, he’s a tough “get.” Perhaps he’ll tune in via webcast and e-mail me some of his vast knowledge during the conference. If he does, I’ll share it with you. Savitz blog entry on Scheinman keynote.Jeremy Pepper’s POP PR blog entry on traditional and new media panel…with pictures!!The free conference starts at 9AM and goes until 3PM (PT). Please check out the schedule and join for all or part. Read More »

Oakland A’s Community Fund Golf Classic Huge Success

June 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

I had the privilege and honor to participate in yesterday’s Oakland A’s Community Fund Golf Classic. It was a great day in Pleasanton at the Castlewood Country Club and the A’s REALLY know how to put on a great show…and, how to show their community that they care. Many current and former players were there (Nick Swisher, Chad Gaudin, Vida Blue, Dave Stewart, Dick Green, Bert Campaneris, Dave Henderson and John “Blue Moon” Odom), as well as A’s management (including President Mike Crowley, GM Billy Beane and Broadcast VP Ken Pries).I hadn’t seen many of the A’s team since we announced the A’s and Cisco collaboration and partnership on Cisco Field and it was good to catch up with them. Read More »