Cisco Live 2011 ended with sounds of side-splitting laughter during the closing keynote on Thursday. Cisco SVP Carlos Dominguez sat down for an intimate chat (or as intimate as it could be with 15,000 onsite attendees watching) with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, otherwise known as actor William Shatner.
Over the hour, Shatner shared his accomplishments, current projects, and thoughts on reinvention, creativity, change, and collaboration – driving themes that we also see here at Cisco. He also answered questions from Cisco Live 2011 attendees. (In response to one attendee’s question, he said yes, it is true that he cannot do the Vulcan salute.)
Want a peek into all (well, almost all) that went on this past week in Vegas? Here’s our video recap.
And keep reading for some of our favorite quotes from Shatner’s closing keynote, along with our favorite tweets, blogs of note, news announcements, and more from the past week.
Our favorite quotes from William Shatner:
- “Cisconian” – Shatner coins new term.
- “Everyone is creative. I think you can even die creatively. I hope, because I’m going to try it.” – Shatner on creativity.
- “Change is a constant. Embrace change – the change will be for the better because it has happened.” – Shatner on change.
- “Never buy anything that eats while you sleep.” – Shatner’s business manager offering advice on breeding horses.
Cisco Live 2011 Photos
Check out our Flickr photo stream from the event and be sure to tag your own so they appear.
Our favorite Tweets of the Week:
- RT @angie_spinsci: Stardate 071411. I’ve spent the week learning how to get ship’s systems to peak efficiency. Awaiting Captain’s inspection today at 3pm #CL11
- @ajaxwriter: I think I finally get the @WilliamShatner appearance. Cisco leads enterprises. Captain Kirk led the Enterprise. #CL11
- @dwilliams1972: Thank you @Padmasree @carlosdominguez & especially the entire CiscoLive! Team for making this a world class event! #CL11
- @nimsoft: Kudos to the @CiscoLive team; the ebb and flow of attendees in and out of the show floor was a tribute to the quality of the sessions #CL11
Cisco Live 2011 Channels blog coverage:
- This Week at Cisco Live 2011: Networking, Cloud, Virtualization, and More!
- Borderless Healthcare at Cisco Live: The Doctor Will See You Now (Virtually)
- New Switch Will Help You and Your Customers Tackle Networking Challenges
- John Chambers at Cisco Live 2011: Cisco Will Drive the Future of Networking
- It’s Hot in Las Vegas, But All About Cloud in the Cloud Partner Pavilion
- Padmasree Warrior at Cisco Live: Cisco Next-Generation Networks are Critical in Driving Innovation
- Geeky Technology Rules at Cisco Live
See what other bloggers had to say about Cisco Live 2011:
- Cisco Data Center blog coverage of the event
- Real-World Clouds Built on Cisco and NetApp
- One Cisco Live attendee Jason Nash catalogs his experience each day
– Day 1
– Day 2
– Day 3
Big News Announcements this Week:
- Media Alert: Cisco to Unveil Networking and Cloud Computing Innovations at Cisco Live: Cisco hosted two news conferences at Cisco Live 2011 announcing new technologies for networking and cloud computing.
- Cisco Readies Most Widely Deployed Network Switch to Tackle Next Decade’s Networking Challenges: Cisco announced multiple innovations to the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches arming customers with the necessary tools to tackle networking challenges.
- From End-User to Data Center: Cisco Enhances Cloud Computing Performance, Efficiency and Security: Cisco introduced new technology and additions to their product porfolio to increase the performance, efficiency, and security of cloud-based networks.
Who is the Ultimate Cisco Live attendee!
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And my favorite moment of the week? It was definitely meeting our partners at the Partner Party at the House of Blues on Tuesday night. We enjoyed San Francisco-based band Wonder Bread 5 and dined on Southern grub like chicken and waffles, ribs, and mac-and-cheese.
Well, it’s been a fabulous week here in Las Vegas. But with all good things, this too, must come to an end. I enjoyed meeting so many partners and attendees and can’t wait until next year. But now I’m ready to head back home to San Francisco. See you next year in San Diego!
Let us know in the comments if we missed anything in our recap.