Cisco Live 2011 officially kicked off today in true Las Vegas style. As conference attendees waited for Cisco SVP Carlos Dominguez to give the welcome address, flash mobbers disguised as event attendees suddenly arose from their seats and began a choreographed dance to the Black Eyed Peas’ hit “I Gotta Feeling.” and the Beatles song “All Together Now.”
Carlos then entered the stage and welcomed the staggering number of attendees: 15,000+ live attendees and 40,000+ virtual attendees across 150+ countries.
Then it was Chairman and CEO John Chambers’ turn to address attendees. Keeping in line with recent announcements, John agreed that there was a need to simplify operations at Cisco to make it easier for customers and partners to do business with us and he promised that changes would be coming soon.
He then dove into Cisco’s five main priorities: Read More »
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? Read More »
“Embrace change, experiment and leverage,” says Carlos Dominguez Senior Vice President at Cisco, in order for you and your business to stay relevant. In the latest episode of Talk2Cisco Carlos is joined by Lance Perry, Vice President of Information Technology at Cisco. In this information packed, lively discussion, Carlos and Lance talk about how to incorporate new technologies into your everyday work flow. Both share personal experiences around how and why new tools have changed their lives for the better.
Below are a few of the highlights from the broadcast. Feel free to post a question for Carlos or Lance…I’ll be sure they get it. Or you can reach out to Carlos directly on Twitter @carlosdominguez.
Talk2Cisco Recap: Work Life Redesign -- What You Need to Know
2:09 The benefits of new tools
8:27 Adoption of new technologies
12:45 Making the cultural shift
22:53 Moving away from email
30:05 Closing thoughts on making new technology work for you
More about Talk2Cisco:
Talk2Cisco is a live, real-time, social, interactive, online video broadcast featuring Cisco leaders, as well as other leaders in the tech and business industries, answering questions submitted by you, the viewer. Using UStream, Talk2Cisco puts you directly in touch with the source of the information, covers topics of interest to you and connects you with others who follow Cisco business and technology. Join the conversation and be in the know …now.
We received over 175 creative video submissions ranging from your television cooking dinner for you to hologram TV’s. A common video submission theme that we received was a television being a better communications vehicle.
The $10,000 Cisco TV Contest winners were two brothers from Tennessee who rapped about how they wish their television could be their companion, their best friend.
Well, Nick and Zack, Cisco was listening and unveiled the latest consumer product to the market last week in San Francisco- Cisco ūmi™ telepresence (pronounced you-me).
Cisco ūmi allows you to now “get together” with your best friend and experience high definition video calling in the comfort of your very own living room. Whether you are 10 miles away or 5000 miles away, Cisco ūmi makes it easy to connect with your best friend.
So here’s the million dollar question. If you had to choose one best friend to call, who would it be?
Also, check out this video interview with the winners of the $10,000 Cisco TV Contest to hear who they are and what they ended up doing with the grand prize money.