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John Chambers Video Blog: “If There is a Killer Application it’s Video”

Okay, “The Platform: The Official Cisco Blog” has officially arrived. Our first video blog with Cisco Chairman and CEO, John Chambers, follows. He gives “The Platform” some time to take part in our “Three Questions” video series.* He spoke to us right before our annual Financial Analyst Conference, where, if you have any interest or inclination, you can watch live via webcast. (Beginning at 8AM PT).As stated, in yesterday’s blog entry, this is Chambers’ first external video blog (he’s done this internally), so we’re making history here, but please don’t ding him for the editing of the video…the editing “skills” are mine alone. And, as with any skill, they will hopefully improve with repetition.He answers the following questions:- What are you talking to financial analysts about today?- What is driving the current growth of the Internet?- What is driving Cisco’s consistent growth?Watch this space later today to view video blogs from our CFO, Dennis Powell, and our CDO, Charlie Giancarlo.*Just something I made up to keep videos brief, to-the-point, and easy to digest. Read More »

Cisco CEO Now on Stage at Financial Analyst Conference

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is now speaking at our annual Financial Analyst Conference. If you would like to join us in his talk for the next hour, please join us on the webcast.He began his talk by saying that there is an “innovation void in the marketplace that we intend to fill” through our collaborative technologies (TelePresence, WebEx, UC and more).If you can’t join the webcast, I’ll be posting some updates and vlogs of executives (Dennis Powell and Charlie Giancarlo) throughout the day to help you get a flavor of what we’re saying to analysts.

Charlie Giancarlo Video Blog: “The Network is the Platform”

Cisco EVP and Chief Development Officer Charlie Giancarlo is scheduled to come on stage at our Financial Analyst Conference at 9:15AM PT and lead a discussion of our engineering leaders (as well as our peripatetic BD guy). He’ll lead a Q&A with Jayshree Ullal, SVP, Data Center, Switching and Security Technology Group; Tony Bates, SVP/GM, Service Provider Routing Technology Group; Kathy Hill, SVP/GM, Ethernet and Wireless Technology Systems Group; Don Proctor, SVP, Collaboration Software Group; and Ned Hooper, SVP, Corporate Business Development. Please join the live webcast if you can. If you cannot, you can access the archive later today, but in the interim you can watch Charlie on this vlog (also his first external vlog) answering the following questions:- What does the “Network as a Platform” mean?- Why is collaboration so important to Cisco?- How does Cisco use Cisco’s collaborative and UC tools? Read More »

WEBCAST of Cisco Financial Analyst Conference

Transparency is key. Tomorrow, we will host our annual Financial Analyst Conference and interested parties can view a webcast of the event, including a corresponding slide presentation, and obtain additional event information via Cisco’s website.The Cisco Financial Analyst Conference webcast begins at 8:00 a.m. (PT) with John Chambers, Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, delivering a keynote presentation, followed by executive presentations providing an overview of Cisco’s business and technology strategies. Webcast replays and a podcast of the session will be available by the end of the event at our News@Cisco website. And, BONUS, watch this space tomorrow for Video Blogs from CEO John Chambers, CFO Dennis Powell and CDO Charlie Giancarlo. If I’m not mistaken (and I’m not in this case) this will be the first external blog for each of these Cisco leaders.

Cisco and South Africa: Working Together

Cisco today announced a wide-ranging Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) strategy and structure for its South African operations. Components of our BEE strategy include: – Our support for the goal of economic transformation in South Africa; in particular, the meaningful participation of Black South Africans in the economic success of the country, including our operations. – Our efforts to ensure that our long-term corporate and social make-up in South Africa are consistent with the broader demographics of South African society. – Our mission to grow the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector in South Africa, via skills transfer and other important initiatives.Cisco South Africa 2007.jpg Read More »