Cisco Live! San Francisco was the biggest Cisco Live! yet—25,000 attendees. Read Chris’s blog for more on the network at Cisco Live! You also heard about the Mobility Services APIs enabling location-based services and location-enabled application development in Neha’s blog yesterday. The event also marked a milestone for our CMX team: successful location tracking of all 30,000 devices in the conference center with a single pair of MSEs (Mobility Services Engine) running on 7.6MR2 code to generate analytics and reports based on device location!
Let’s take a closer look at location analytics generated at Cisco Live! If you haven’t seen CMX Analytics before, let me tell you: it’s powerful. There are three pieces of CMX Analytics: Dashboard, Analytics and Reports, all generated by the location data from the MSE. Here are a few key views from the show floor:
1. Dashboard: The CMX Dashboard features a number of customizable widgets that visualize location data such as dwell time and device count by zone or by time.
Hourly Visitors for South Halls on Tuesday May 20
Tuesday marked a steady flow through the day with the World of Solutions and breakout sessions all day. You see that spike at 5pm? That’s when the beverages and refreshments came out—and then you see people tapering off round 7pm to head out for dinner.
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#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)
Sam Womack, Senior UC Solutions Engineer (@SamWomack)
Tom Hollingsworth, Network Engineer (@networkingnerd)
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
Cisco Live and your shoes
The importance of
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In mid-May, we told you about our plans to broadcast live keynotes from Cisco Live on Cisco.com, specifically from our home page.
Well, we did it. For four days, May 19-22, our live video coverage on our home page included:
- John Chambers keynote
- Rob Lloyd keynote
- Industry keynote — IoT
- Guest keynote — Sal Kahn from Kahn Academy
Here are a few snapshots of what it looked like:
Now that the event is over, what did we learn — and where do we go from here?
- Video is engaging. Over 7,000 people clicked on the spotlights to view the live streaming videos in just four days.
- Video and screen size matter. The larger the screen, the longer the attention span. We delivered a fully responsive experience across PCs, tablets, smart phones and connected TVs and were able to track the attention span accordingly. It was the greatest on PCs (29 minutes), followed by tablets (12 minutes) and phones (8 minutes). There was a single view on a gaming console that lasted 28 minutes.
- Video needs to be purpose-built. Personalization is key to increase engagement opportunities. Video is no different. It needs to create mutual value between the viewer and the business.
- Video needs to be a priority. Partnerships and prioritization across IT, user experience, digital strategy, analytics and video teams are crucial to the success of your overall video strategy. The whole is greater than the sum of all parts.
- Video requires innovation. We plan to explore new and exciting ways to leverage video on our Cisco.com homepage — and pull cross-functional teams together to help us test, experiment and innovate.
What are your discoveries around video? What have you found works and doesn’t work?
Tags: Cisco, cisco live, digital, home page, video, web
Earlier this week you learned about the network at Cisco Live! If you attended the event this year, you’ll also have noticed that there was a brand new extension of the event in Moscone West. This was DevNet, the first developer-facing zone Cisco has ever brought to life, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the conference. DevNet featured a whole array of activities for the dev-inclined Cisco customer: learning labs, tech talks on both a main stage for thought leadership and techie details in an API theater, and a hackathon. CMX was one of the key technologies on display in the DevNet zone, and our CMX engineering team was super excited to see our technology in the spotlight.
As many of you know, CMX offers a rich set of APIs enabling developer community to develop, enhance and customize location-enabled applications. The highlight of the show for me was the DevNet Hackathon, a real 24 hour hackathon right in the DevNet Zone--another first for Cisco. Our very own Mobility Services API and CMX SDK were part of the featured technology sets for people to work with to create location-enabled apps using real-time intelligence from the Mobility Services Engine (MSE). It was really fun to be working with developers from many different countries and awesome to see our APIs and SDK brought to life. See for yourself!
Are you a developer interested in digging into the Mobility Services API? Look no further than DevNet.
For more on the Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) solution, visit www.cisco.com/go/cmx.
Tags: #CLUS, #DevNet, API, Cisco, cisco live, cmx, developer, experience, hackathon, Intelligence, location, location based services, mobile, mobility, personalized, sdk, services
It has been a crazy past three weeks with IoT and IoE for myself and also Cisco. We recently hosted Cisco Live where we had over 25,000 attendees onsite and over 200,000 more attend virtually. By the end of that week, I felt I had met each and every one and had at least a 15 minute conversation with them. The buzz is there and our customers are telling us we are aligned to tackle this market and make IoT in manufacturing take off. Aside from our customers, I also had the pleasure to talk with leading industry and manufacturing analysts on our vision of IoT as well as various customer projects. Here’s what one leading analyst blogged about right after CiscoLive:
“…current plant networks are like spangled spaghetti, which Cisco is attempting to untangle it based on its powerful networking routers and switches in a secure, simple and an effective way. The converged platform approach solves flexibility, scalability and responsiveness challenges of end-users. At a juncture, wherein customers across industry verticals are looking at standardization and standards-driven manufacturing, Cisco clearly has cracked the code with this platform approach.” -
-Muthuraman Ramasamy, Frost & Sullivan
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Tags: cisco live, internet of things, john chambers