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Cisco welcomes Debra Chrapaty, new SVP of Collaboration Software Group

You may have caught the rumor a few weeks back that former E*TRADE, Microsoft and NBA executive, Debra Chrapaty, was about to join Cisco. Well, we can confirm on The Platform today that the rumor was true and that Debra did in fact join us just before Cisco’s recent Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. Debra has taken over the reins of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group (the home of our WebEx Collaboration Suite) with no smaller…


Cisco Wins 2009 DIGI Award at The Digital Signage Show

Last week at the Digital Signage show in New York, Cisco proudly accepted its first DIGI Award for our work deploying Cisco StadiumVision at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium.  Awarded by Digital Signage Magazine and The Digital Signage Group, the awards “recognize resellers, integrators and service providers who have gone the extra mile to ensure success for their clients, thereby furthering the digital signage industry as a whole.&rdqu…


Flip Video: The NBA Tips Off with a Little Thing

…ctivity tool: a way to take away and study topics discussed in a meeting, replacing written notes. Now, even the NBA is using Flip video cameras. In September of this year, the NBA partnered with Cisco to create the NBA Flip Video Diaries. Five rookies, players and legends share their individual training routines and experiences with fans via a Flip Video diary.  Mike Bibby (Atlanta Hawks), Andre Iguodala (76ers), Derek Fisher (Lakers), Dan…


Money for Nothing…And My Cisco TelePresence for Free?

For the Cisco family (customers, partners, suppliers and partners), TelePresence reached the “must have” technology category in the past year.  Many have called it “Cisco’s iPod,” as it defines a new market around rich video collaboration. Although the primary use case for TelePresence is business collaboration, in the past few years we also used TelePresence to facilitate a global dialogue around climate chang…


The Next Top Model

…use it for music production. Now, that’s a new way of thinking about collaboration technology.Other signs: NBA stars Shane Battier and Yao Ming used Cisco TelePresence for NBA China interviews from their home towns. The NHL uses it at hockey games for in-person interactions between fans, stars and sportscasters. How fun is that to be face to face with some of hockey’s greats? The TED conference this year connected two conference venu…