In my travels, I am fortunate to see new and interesting innovations, emerging technologies and trends. Of course, the growth of mobile and cloud technologies continues to shape our work and lives. 2014 will be a year that builds on the momentum of these trends, along with IoT, with more connected people, processes data and things than ever before. Here’s my take on the most significant things we’ll see in 2014.
1. Increasing urgency to manage our zettabyte-driven world.
The proliferation of mobile devices, streaming video and explosion of applications has meant that global IP traffic has exploded more than 4x in the past 5 years. IP traffic will again triple over the next 5 years. In 2013, we generated a momentous 1.2 zettabytes of new information and 70 billion apps were downloaded. Wireless traffic will exceed wired traffic and video-on-demand traffic will nearly triple in three years.
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Tags: Cisco, cloud, infrastructure, infrastructure programmability, Internet of Everything, IoE, IoT, mobility, network, Network programmability, SDN, SDN2014, software defined
With all eyes in the United States centered squarely on the Big Game coming up in a few weeks – the first time ever that it will be played in a cold weather environment – we have turned our attention to another type of football, one played the world over.
On Tuesday, the Norwegian Professional Football League, through a framework agreement with Datametrix, will become the first league in the world to implement Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and Cisco StadiumVision Mobile. This league-wide initiative, which will begin with four teams (Viking, Rosenborg, Vålerenga (Ullevaal stadium) and Haugesund) will give fans in Norway the most connected experience possible and place them at the center of the action.
This is incredibly exciting news for the Cisco Sports & Entertainment Solutions Group. As the worldwide leader in this industry, venues and teams continue to embrace our solutions in close to 200 venues around the globe. This ground-breaking agreement clearly shows that the fan experience will be transformed by and through investment in technology. When an entire league has the foresight and vision to embrace this, the change will not be piecemeal, but pervasive and extend to all fans, thereby resetting the playing field by which all others should and will be evaluated.
This is a great example of how the Internet of Things and Everything are transpiring today. As our networks power fan consumption, and more and more things are added to that offering, it is clear how that live in-venue experience becomes vastly more valuable.
In the coming months, we are going to see more premier sports venues adopting our solutions, and we can’t wait to share the news with you. They will join the likes of football venues like AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play (more than 19,000 fans, or 20% of the venue connected at once over our Connected Stadium Wi-Fi network at a game at the end of Nov.), MetLife Stadium where the New York Jets and New York Giants play (see my previous comments about a pretty important event there coming up in a couple weeks!), Santiago Bernabeu the home of Real Madrid, and Etihad Stadium home of Manchester City.
The word “football” might have different meaning to people, but ultimately the fans of each sport want to be connected, engaged and placed at the center of the action. The good news is that we are doing just that, evidenced by the Norwegian Professional Football league providing a model for the sports world to follow.
Cisco had an amazing time at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. We announced:
- Cisco Videoscape Cloud Solutions – to open new revenue sources for service providers, helping them accelerate their business in an Internet of Everything (IoE) environment;
- Research disclosing $4.6 trillion in public sector market opportunity during the next 10 years;
- The opening of IoE Innovation Centers in Canada, Germany, South Korea and Brazil to demonstrate IoE solutions and a $100M investment in early-stage companies that are innovating essential advances to enabling technologies of the Internet of Everything.
Cisco hasn’t participated in CES in several years and doesn’t traditionally market to consumers, so how we “showed” up was both a challenge and an opportunity.
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“President Obama’s announcement represents one of many important steps required to address global concerns about privacy and data collection. Our customers require that privacy, security, and transparency be at the foundation of the equipment, services, and capabilities they purchase from technology companies. We remain committed to working with our customers, technology providers, and governments to deliver on the promise of a global, secure Internet.”
(Editor’s note: you can view President Obama’s speech here.)
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Will an ‘Internet of Everything’ shorten your commute in the morning? Are we at the beginning or the end of the SDN hype cycle? What exactly is ‘context aware’ computing? How will large format HDTV technology transform the way global teams work together?
Just before the holidays, I had the pleasure of posing these and other questions to a distinguished panel of Cisco engineers, innovators and business leaders.
Susie Wee, VP and CTO, Networked Experiences, Lauren Cooney, Senior Director, Software Strategy , CTO and Architecture Office, David Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect and Maciej Kranz, VP of the Corporate Technology Group led a discussion inspired by the work of Cisco’s Technology Radar team.
Cisco’s Tech Radar brings together a network of 80+ scouts to identify emerging technology trends and forecast their impact on business, governments, and everyday society through a five, ten and twenty-five years time frame. The findings inform Cisco’s engineering and corporate development strategy.
During the course of 90 minutes, our panel dissected as many of those trends as they could, from augmented collaboration to WebRTC; mega data centers to SDN; security and privacy to the Internet of Everything. You can view some highlights of the discussion in the video below, or – if your New Year isn’t too busy yet – you can watch the entire Technology Radar 2014 program here.
Join the conversation #CiscoTechRadar
Tags: Augmented Collaboration, Cisco, Dave Ward, David McCulloch, Internet of Everything, IPv6, Lauren Cooney, Maciej Kranz, predictions, SDN, Stephan Monterde, Susie Wee, Technology Radar