As the 2016 Rio Olympics draw nearer, the eyes of the world are turning to Brazil and South America. Latin American economies have historically been increasingly exposed to global uncertainty and economic volatility. However, the region has made significant progress in adopting technology innovations leading to economic development and initiatives to accelerate and stabilize growth. And as host to some of the world’s largest events, Latin America continues to attract industry leaders, economists, financial executives, technologists, and government innovators that are rallying behind the quest for change. Significant drivers of that change will be innovative technology adoption and digital transformation.
Along with the rest of the world, Latin America is witnessing that digital technologies are not only an essential building block of a society, but currently also the driving force behind social, economic, and political development. We are the fortunate ones to live through – and hold the responsibility to shape – an era in which ubiquitously connected information and communications have become the catalyst of human progress. We really have only scratched the surface of what is possible. And as we observe businesses, communities, and countries as they progress in their respective digital revolutions, we will only continue to deepen our understanding on how technology innovations transform our world.
The Latin America Backpacking Experience
This week, our digital citizen is feeling adventurous as ever. In deciding to take a break from the average workweek, our citizen planned a backpacking excursion throughout Latin America. Follow along as we learn and see first-hand how technology is transforming lives in the region, with new job skills, entrepreneurial opportunities, innovative services and stronger, digitally inclusive societies. Read More »
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.
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!
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.
It’s estimated that nearly three-fourths of the world’s mobile data traffic will be in the form of video content by 2019, with an expected 13-fold increase between 2014 and 2019. And more than half of the mobile devices connected to the network will be “smart” ones. As mobility continues to expand, Cisco, like many brands, is exploring the most innovative ways to integrate real-time video with our social media to engage with customers, influencers and employees.
YouTube and Google+ Hangout On Air have been steady options. But newer tools like Periscope and Meerkat allow users to share and watch live video broadcasts around the world using a mobile device. And these tools are changing the way we use live-streaming video apps.
Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, is an app we at Cisco have already begun using to share our content. At our recent Cisco Live! IT education and training conference in San Diego, Read More »