Cisco Live 2013 (Orlando) was bigger than ever this year. There was a record breaking 20,000 registered customers, partners, press and analysts. More than 200 of our top partners were in the World of Solutions, representing a year-over-year increase in partner participation. Our host was none other than Blair Christie. She informed and wooed the crowd, tying together the major themes and highlighting special details throughout the week. Along with showcasing the latest and greatest Cisco gear, services, and thought leadership, there was something new this year. There was something special—the Social Media Hub.
How do you turn social media on its head and make it unique for your initiatives? I’m always fascinated to see new approaches to using social media and get inspired by different organizations’ creativity. From specific initiatives to drive more traffic and awareness (like American Express’ Passion Project) to getting executives involved (like HubSpot’s CEO Manager Twitter for a Day) to countless other examples in sports, entertainment, B2B, and B2C, creativity is a key factor in the success of our efforts.
Social media is especially intriguing when it comes to the way it can be used for on- and offline events. (E.g., webcasts, virtual environments, onsite conferences and meetings, Twitter chats, etc.) Based on the nature of these types of activities, social media is a strong communication channel to pilot new ideas, convert more traditional approaches to 2-way engagements, and create real-time impact.
Specifically social media can be used to:
- Drive registration traffic
- Create a much more engaging environment
- Tie on- and offline participants together
- Generate more information sharing, innovations, and crowdsourcing
- Provide more direct access to speakers, executives, peers, and others
- Offer ongoing engagement opportunities long after an “event” has taken place
- Troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly
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We’re excited to showcase Unified Management solutions in the Data Center and Cloud booth at Cisco Live Orlando this week!
There are a wide variety of opportunities to meet and engage with Data Center and Cloud Management experts at Cisco Live, and learn about the latest developments in data center management and automation software solutions.
Make it easy on yourself and download the Unified Management @ Cisco Live At-a-Glance for a daily guide to the breakout and theater sessions, demos, keynotes and customer events you don’t want to miss.
Data center and cloud management solutions will be featured in over 20 breakout sessions, track sessions, and keynotes. See below for examples:
10+ breakout sessions on Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia), Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, Cisco Prime Service Catalog (formerly Cisco Service Portal), Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (formerly VNMC), and others
2 Cisco on Cisco, Inside Cisco IT sessions and 2 IT Management Track sessions on Cisco IT’s Private Cloud and eStore / BYOD initiatives using Unified Management software
2 Tomorrow’s Cloud Program sessions with Jamie Lerner of CSMTG on Orchestrating & Automating Tomorrow’s Cloud and Rebecca Jacoby providing a CIO’s View on ITaaS
2 Keynote mentions, with Rob Lloyd highlighting UCS Director as well as our SAP IT Process Automation and David Yen providing an overview of Unified Management
View more Unified Management sessions and abstracts here.
You’ll find demos of Unified Management software in many locations throughout the World of Solutions Expo, including:
Cisco Data Center and Cloud booth
◦ Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) – Converged Infrastructure Management
◦ Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) – Cloud Management Multi-Cloud and DevOps Solution Accelerators – Cisco IAC + OpenStack, Puppet, Chef
◦ Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and Next-Generation Unified Fabric
◦ Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud – with Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
◦ Big Data – with Cisco UCS and Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler (TES)
Cisco Prime booth
◦ Cisco Prime Service Catalog (formerly newScale)
◦ Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (formerly VNMC)
Cisco IT booth
◦ Cisco eStore (powered by Cisco Prime Service Catalog)
◦ Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (powered by Cisco IAC)
Cisco ONE – Intelligent Programmable Networks booth
◦ SAP IT Process Automation (ITPA) by Cisco – with SAP HANA and onePK
See what our partners and customers have to say:
NetApp and VCE booths
◦ Featuring Cisco UCS Director (formerly Cloupia) in the NetApp booth
◦ Featuring Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IAC in the VCE booth
Windstream demo pod in Data Center and Cloud booth
◦ Cisco IAC + Vblock service provider customer
Other ecosystem partners
In addition to the demonstrations, we’ll have several theater presentations in the World of Solutions including:
The online rebel jam is a joint effort of Rebels at Work, and Corporate Rebels United and being sponsored by Cisco IBSG, who is contributing both speakers and the WebEx collaboration and communication platform that enables this global virtual event.
It’s easy to be an innovator and entrepreneur in start-up, but not so inside large organizations — companies, government agencies or healthcare systems. The competencies and mindset you need to create change and succeed are different for rebels inside the organization.
The good news is that in today’s hyper-connected world we have the possibility to join forces – across distances and time zones – and create a critical mass of change agents capable of accelerating innovation and transformation globally.
That’s why we’re holding a free, online 24-hour Rebel Jam with fascinating speakers, inspiring entertainment and provocative discussions every hour, with hosts from Europe, North America and Asia. Our aim: empower the rebel to be able to create positive change, understanding the considerable risks and challenges that will arise.
On May 30-31, 2013, Rebels at Work and Corporate Rebels United will hold a 24 hour on-line Rebel Jam via WebEx. All you’ll need is to be able to connect to the Internet and clear your calendar. Read More »
A Pew Research survey on 2,462 teachers indicates that 73% of their students use mobile devices to complete assignments, 45% use e-readers, and 43% use tablets. Technology in the classroom is not a future trend, it is already here.
Cisco K-12 Education BYOD Solutions brings freedom to learn anytime and anywhere with Cloud-Managed or On-Premise deployments. To find out more about Cisco Education BYOD Solutions and to ensure your network is ready for BYOD please register to the Cisco Virtual Forum for education leaders. The BYOD Readiness Solutions booth is just one of many booths in the forum educating teachers, administrators, principals, curriculum directors and IT directors worldwide on Cisco solutions and services. The forum will take place March 19th, 2013 in the Americas & Europe and the 20th as an Asia pacific event. Register for the fast approaching event now!
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