I’m here in Las Vegas and aside from enjoying a frosty beverage or two by the pool and betting my next paycheck at the Black Jack tables, I’m attending Cisco Live 2011. This annual education and training event is like the World Cup of networking events, where IT, networking, and communications professionals join Cisco experts and partners to learn, connect, and collaborate.
There are so many different sessions and keynotes taking place at Cisco Live this week, but don’t worry if you can’t attend every event. I’ll be posting daily recaps here on the Channels blog, talking to partners at the conference, covering the big news, as well as sending out live tweets.
Cisco Live 2011 officially kicks off tomorrow with a keynote and welcome address from Chairman and CEO John Chambers. John is slated to discuss the future of networking and communication technology, and the ways it will transform business practices, education, and social relationships.
What else is taking place at Cisco Live this week?
In addition to John’s Keynote, there will be a Cisco Technology Keynote from Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior and CIO Rebecca Jacoby where they will have a discussion focused on Cisco’s technology vision, including the impacts on Cisco’s own internal IT business strategy.
And don’t miss out on the Closing Keynote hosted by Cisco SVP Carlos Dominguez where he’ll have a conversation with Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, director, producer, screenwriter, recording artist, author, philanthropist, and horseman William Shatner.
World of Solutions Expo
Want the latest networking capabilities at a lower cost? At the Cisco Cloud Partner Pavilion, see how service providers can help you use your IT investment more strategically.
For live attendees, check your attendee bag for an insert of a popcorn box and 3D glasses. Then, head over to the Cloud Partner Pavilion, fill up your popcorn box, and relax while experiencing the 3D Movie, See the Cloud in a New Dimension. While you’re there, check out Partner exhibitions from: BT Global Services, CSC, Dimension Data, Infocrossing, NaviSite, Inc., NEC Corporation of America, PAETEC, Quest, Qwest, SAVVIS, SunGard, and Terremark.
Then check out the Collaboration Partner Pavilion. Collaboration offers the next wave of opportunity for innovation and transformation in the enterprise. Visit Cisco’s top partners with unified communications specializations and learn how these partners can help to successfully deploy, operate, and optimize Cisco solutions and become a trusted technology advisor for your business.
And there’s so much more to see at Cisco Live 2011 including sessions on unified computing system (UCS), data center-virtualization, and enterprise IPv6 deployment (just to name a few). Check out all of the events here.
Can’t Get to Las Vegas? Attend Cisco Live Virtual!
For those of you who can’t get to Las Vegas, you can still join in on the fun by attending virtually. Registration is free so log in now for instant access.
Hear something interesting in one of the sessions?
Whether you’re in Las Vegas or joining Cisco Live 2011 virtually, join the conversation and share your thoughts via Twitter. Just remember to include the #CL11 hashtag in your tweets.
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Did we miss anything? Looking forward to anything specific at Cisco Live this week? Share your thoughts in the comments.