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Cancún From the Booth

So it looks like we finally made it through the Cisco Live Cancún 2015 experience! Oh yes we did. And it all happened by the warm turquoise Caribbean waters. And again all our Cisco IT teams delivered a stellar performance!

On one side the IT management team set the stage on fire, with Guillermo, Lance, Katty, Plamen, John, Illeana as the main fire-starters. Lots of passionate and engaging IT management sessions delivered to a massive audience composed by partners and customers from all over Latin America. Pure IT Salsa dancing with more than 5000 registered attendees!

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Cisco Live Brings Latest Innovations to Latin America

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing

Cisco Live has become one of the main IT conferences in the Latin America region as it gathers customers, experts and partners from different business segments and levels. At Cisco Live, attendees will have access to premier education and training on the latest products and trends as well as certification on Cisco technologies, in an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas that can lead to great innovations.

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Training and Educating Latin America’s Future Workforce

More than 56 million people in Latin America rose above the poverty line between 2002 and 2011. Thanks to a thriving job market and rising wages, the middle class in the region grew by 82 million people in that time span, as more people discovered new economic opportunities in an increasingly connected world.

The explosion of people, processes, data, and things connected to the Internet — the Internet of Everything — has the potential to create even more growth and opportunity, for people and businesses alike. Consider this: by the end of this year, more than 15 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. And by 2020, this is expected to grow to 50 billion devices. All these connections will create new jobs, new businesses, and new career paths that don’t even exist today.


In 28 Latin American countries, more than 180,000 students are enrolled in Cisco Networking Academy courses, developing skills in networking, security, and cloud technologies.

Unfortunately, right now there is an obstacle to realizing this potential in Latin America. We need more people with the skills to digitize our economy. According to an IDC Report, there will be a shortage of 296,200 computer networking professionals in eight Latin American countries this year, leaving more than one third of these jobs unfilled. According to the World Bank Enterprise Surveys, 36 percent of businesses surveyed in Latin America say they struggle to find an adequately qualified work force, a percentage higher than in any other region in the world. This skills shortage poses a challenge for the economic development in the coming years.

Fortunately, the Cisco Networking Academy is helping people develop the IT skills that businesses need to grow and thrive in our increasingly digitized world. In 28 Latin American countries, more than 180,000 students are enrolled in Cisco Networking Academy courses, developing skills in networking, security, and cloud technologies.

A number of these employers recently shared with us how hiring Networking Academy students has helped them reach their business goals.

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Cisco Live! Cancun (Pre-Event)

Expectation. Lots of rookie related expectations! That is how I feel barely a couple weeks before the Cisco Live Cancun kick-off. For me this is going to be a true baptize into the one global partner event. And this time with the focus on Latin America, a region committed to formidable growth in the next years to come. Being a first-timer in Cisco Live, I can only envision the energy and awe that I felt while attending past smaller Cisco events, but this time multiplied by 10 factor!

I will be a privileged witness from the Smart Spaces demo booth Cisco is going to be running on the exhibition area. Our focus will be to showcase to visitors the massive technology deployment that Cisco has made around Location Services and Cisco Maps, which allow all our employees to work and utilize internal resources in a much more efficient way. You are all invited to drop by and share just a few of those many “wow moments” you will enjoy throughout the Cisco Live experience!

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Cisco Live! LATAM 2015 – The IT Millennial Team

It’s almost time for Cisco Live! Cancun. ¡Qué emoción!

In just under three weeks, IT professionals across Latin America will be united in Cancun. We, the IT Millennial Team, are looking forward to joining the fun in Cancun. We have many activities planned including creating event recap videos and interviewing Cisco Live Participants.

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