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Optimism, Fiscal Cliff, Improvisational Comedy and #RiseAbove

The first rule in improvisational comedy (I have heard) is to say “Yes, and…” to everything.  How different would the current fiscal cliff debate be if improvisational comedy rules were followed? White House: “I’d like to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 1%, so that we don’t have to raise taxes on the middle class.” Congress: “Yes, and we’d like to lower the corporate tax rates so that we can be more competitive globally.” White House: “Y…

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NBA Gets a Slam Dunk with Cisco TelePresence

Telepresence is travelling outside of the boardroom and onto the basketball court—not only changing how the NBA conducts business, but also how its fans consume sports information. Similar to the transformation happening in the workplace, the rise of mobile devices and online access is changing how we experience and interact with sporting events. Attuned to these changes, the NBA is committed to collaboration technologies–like Cisco TelePresenc…

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The Melbourne Cup: The Race that Stops a Nation, but No Longer the Mobile Networks!

…racecourse that is soon to become the most technologically advanced in the world, thanks to the Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi Solution and StadiumVision. With plans to be operational before the 2013 Melbourne Cup, the Wi-Fi solution will provide punters with all the information they need to place bets, order food, and get around the venue (over 100,000 people attend the venue on Melbourne Cup day). The roll out of Cisco technology at Flemington…

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Fans More Connected Than Ever – MLB Playoffs Generate More Than 10 Million Social Media Comments

I love to see how technology continues to be woven deeper into the fabric of baseball and how it benefits everyone from teams to players to fans. These days technology is driving millions of interactions that happen at the speed of light.  Players utilize video to break down their latest at bat, and might watch in between innings to make changes for future at-bats. Teams use scores of computer-generated statistics to analyze player performances,…

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Petco Park Stadium Hits a Home Run in High-Tech

…unfortunately the San Diego Padres didn’t make the playoffs – one thing is for certain – this season Petco Park Stadium saw a trend with the increase in mobile device usage at games by their fans. So, other than great baseball, what can Padres fans look forward to next season at Petco Park Stadium? By teaming up with Cisco to deploy 886 Aironet antennas (both data and Wi-Fi) and install wireless access points, fans will automatically experience…

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