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Cisco Live UK: Day 2, Part 1

January 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm PST

Day 2 at Cisco Live UK is rapidly underway!

It has been quite an exciting day, and it started with me traveling on a  red double-decker red bus and then on  ‘the tube’ -- well, we are in London!

Cisco Keynote

Cisco’s CTO Padmasree Warrior delivered her keynote speech, “Zero to Zetta,” on the macro industry trends driving the industry today. She discussed many of today’s hottest IT topics, from the relentless explosion of devices and content on the Internet, the rapid ascent of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), to the new models of consumption of cloud computing. Within this backdrop, she talked about Cisco’s unique architectural approach to innovation and its focus on building the Intelligent Network to optimize the infrastructure in light of the changes facing the industry today.

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Cisco Live UK: Day 1, Part 2

January 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm PST

Cisco Live UK Demos

At Cisco Live UK, we will have four areas of demonstrations, and we’ll be telling you about all four over the next few days.

In this video, Cisco’s Dave Bell talks about Converged Plantwide Ethernet, which is built in conjunction with our partner Rockwell Automation. The demo also features Cisco Resilient Ethernet Protocol:

Also, we’ll be showing an Industrial-style cabinet with Industrial Switching housed with Panduit closet equipment. We’ll be bringing viewers more demonstrations over the coming days featuring partners like Rockwell, Panduit, OSISoft and Honeywell.

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Cisco Live UK: Day 1, Part 1

January 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm PST

Cisco Live UK has begun!

We’ve been busy setting up our booths in preparation for Cisco Live UK. Check out this video of us hard at work setting up shop and getting our demonstrations ready for visitors eager to learn more about Cisco’s Industrial Solutions:

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Business Value of Industrial Intelligence for the Food and Beverage Industries

Today I had the honor of speaking on behalf of Cisco at Rockwell Automation Fair’s Food & Beverage Industry Forum.

Along with me on the panel were several other Thought Leaders in the Food & Beverage Industry:

  • Scott Kluegel from Malt-O-Meal
  • Tom Lindley from Nalco Corportation
  • Craig Torrance from PepsiCo

We had a great set of presentations ranging on topics from Safety and Productivity, Water Optimization and Implementing a Global Safety Program.

Here is a photo of our forum and me speaking with Steve DiMarco, President of Tolomatic:

I spoke about the Business Value of Industrial Intelligence for the Food and Beverage Industries. Read More »

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Automation Fair begins tomorrow!

November 15, 2011 at 9:35 am PST

Automation Fair begins tomorrow!

Well, this is it folks. The big day has finally arrived and Automation Fair begins tomorrow. Our intrepid team has descended on Chicago at McCormick Place West and is gearing up to show all that Cisco has to offer at booth #239!

We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the social media activity over the last two weeks.

We’ve seen our social media strategy for Automation Fair. We’ve seen Peter Granger describe both Cisco’s presence and booth.  We’ve seen Mark Wylie discuss machine builders. We’ve seen Paul Didier discuss convergence. And, of course, we’ve seen Kevin Davenport tell you why you must attend Automation Fair…or die.

To make things convenient for you to follow our social media activities, we’ve created a Storify instance which will aggregate all of our content creation into one spot. So follow this link to see all of our activity as it unfolds:

http://storify.com/ciscomfg/rockwell-automation-fair-2011-autofair

See you tomorrow at booth #239!

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