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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep16 Cisco Champion Radio @CiscoLive!

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week 25 Cisco Champions gather in a small room (aka the white box) at the Moscone Center. Topics: Cisco Live (#CLUS) and being a Cisco Champion.

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Cisco Live and #CiscoChampion Highlights:
Tweetup at Social Media Hub
World Of Solutions
Team Building Improv Session
Yes and…
Scavenger Hunt
Geek Whisperers
#BaconIT
Baas (Bacon as a Service)
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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep15 OpenStack at OpenStack

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists hosted by Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week Ed Saipech, Director of Applied Research at Savvis joins Cisco Champions Josh Atwell and Jeremiah Dooley. The topic is OpenStack.

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Subject Matter Expert:
Ed Saipetch (@edsai), Director of Applied Research at Savvis

Cisco Champion:
Josh Atwell (@Josh_Atwell), Data Center Architect, Community Organizer, Blogger, Author
Jeremiah Dooley (@jdooley_clt), Technologist, Start-up Advisor, Seeker of Solutions, Cloud Architect

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Highlights:
Cisco Webex Cloud and OpenStack
Setting up development stack on OpenStack locally
Where to find useful information on OpenStack

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep14 How to survive Cisco Live and what the heck is DevNet

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. This week Susie Wee, Cisco VP/CTO Networked Experiences, joins Cisco Champions  Sam Womack and Tom Hollingsworth. Topics are surviving Cisco Live and an intro to the new Cisco DevNet. Guest host Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) guest hosts.

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Cisco Subject Matter Expert:
Susie Wee, Cisco VP/CTO Networked Experiences (@susiewee)

Cisco Champion:
Sam Womack, Senior UC Solutions Engineer (@SamWomack)
Tom Hollingsworth, Network Engineer (@networkingnerd)cisco_champions BADGE_200x200

Highlights:
What is DevNet?
DevNet at Cisco Live
How you can involved with DevNet
Developer Tools and Sandbox in DevNet Program
Software Developer tools for beginners
Network Engineers and Software Developers working together
DevNet Hackathons
Cisco Live and your shoes
The importance of beer bacon water Read More »

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How forward thinking cites are using the Internet of Everything to fix their economies

Chicago was recently announced as the host city for the Internet of Things World Forum this autumn, following Barcelona’s excellent performance as host last autumn. This forum is important because it’s already way more than just another collection of business types in a hotel.

It’s increasingly relevant for cities to want to host this event. Yes, the conference revenue is useful, but more than that it is an opportunity to showcase your city as forward thinking. Barcelona as host was a great example.

It’s fair to say that despite recent optimism, the world, and especially Western Europe and North America, is still recovering from the financial earthquakes of five years ago. Government deficit is everywhere. The response to the crisis in most western economies has been a series of austerity programmes, with social and other services being cut whilst taxes slowly rise. Everybody has been feeling the pain. Spain was one of the hardest-hit European economies. In Spain, youth unemployment exceeded 50%, with serious concerns in some parts of the country about the potential for social order breakdown. Read More »

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What does it take to make change?

May 2014 was a big month for me! I had a long trip to Australia and San Francisco for Cisco Live. This was my 2nd Cisco Live that I’ve attended, and the global event is making a positive impression on me.

I’ve been to scores of events, many for my role here at Veeam (a Cisco partner) but Cisco Live brings something different to the table. The themes of the events may change, but I feel the Cisco Live embodies the core of the change with trends such as the Internet of Everything. This is relevant today and in the future, but each of us can consume this theme differently.

As a technologist, I take in these themes and have the obligatory “Wow!” and “That’s cool!” after taking it all in; but what about when we return and get back into our daily routine? How do we get from here to there and make real change in our IT practice? That’s the hard part, but I’m convinced we can all get there in our own way.

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