Much has been published in the industry about how automation will result in job loss e.g. the book, The Second Machine Age, as an example.
Further, the question is obvious as to whether or not the skills you have today will be relevant tomorrow?
Such discussions have been occurring for the past several years since the financial crisis of 2008; and the question now pondered by enterprises and governments is :
- How do we grow the middle class?
- How do we provide skills to under-served communities?
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Tags: Cisco, connected devices, Disruption, future of technology, innovation, inter-cloud, IoE, jobs, security
Well I am just recovering from a fantastic IETF-79 held in Beijing, PRC from November 7-12. I have to say that the MPLS Conference 2010, held in Washington D.C. from October 24-27 was a resounding success!
MPLS-TP was the hot topic at MPLS 2010 this year in Washington D.C. Cisco had a strong presence e.g. with seven Cisco distinguished engineer and technical lead presenters:
- Monique Morrow, Distinguished Engineer
- Luyuan Fang, Principal Engineer
- George Swallow, Distinguished Engineer
- Santiago Alvarez, Distinguished Engineer
- Azhar Sayeed, Director of Product Marketing
- Clarence Filsfils, Distinguished Engineer
- Zafar Ali, Technical Leader
Cisco had presentations on MPLS-TP, multicast, mobility, optical and cloud. Following, is my presentation from the Technical Sessions on Day 1
At this conference there was no question that MPLS-TP is the industry standard!
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Tags: inter-cloud, interoperability, isocore, mpls, MPLS-TP