Gary Shapiro, are you listening?
Last night, Cisco CEO John Chambers told me that he would like to change the name of CES. As we know, it (currently) is an abbreviation for “Consumer Electronics Show.” He would like to change it to mean: Consumer EXPERIENCE Show. He says it just makes sense. It is no longer just about the hardware of electronics…it is about he immersion and interaction of the individual consumer into the entire experience. So, there’s one vote for a name change.
Cisco is at CES to talk mainly about the importance of video…and that experience. We, of course, have several consumer components in our company…from Linksys, to Pure Digital’s Flip Video cameras…and, COMING SOON!, Cisco Home TelePresence.
In this brief (ahem) video, Ned Hooper, SVP of our Consumer Business, talks about the role of video in the consumer experience and Cisco’s unique value.
If you’d like to watch Cisco CEO John Chambers and Ned talk about our vision for Cisco’s role in the consumer world, please watch this video of our CES presentation.