Cisco Live kicked off this morning with more than 20,000 attendees storming the streets of San Francisco and the Moscone Convention Center. I am so excited to be hosting Cisco Live again this year – especially because it’s the 25th Anniversary of this event, and this year we’re back in the city that inspired our company’s name and logo.
As attendees are getting settled in for an action-packed week, I want to highlight two dynamic experiences not to be missed at this year’s conference: our Internet of Everything (IoE) Machine – a 20-by-20 foot interactive installation – and five Connected City interactive bus shelters. Both experiences simulate a journey through a connected city, showing how Cisco technology helps cities run like clockwork by connecting people, process, data and things.
Every day, in every city, an event takes place. It could be a baseball game, a music concert or even an innovative conference like Cisco Live. No matter what it is, this event puts pressure on the host city around traffic, energy usage, etc. But the Internet of Everything takes the stress off cities by making airports, roads, power grids, recycling cans, parking lots – you name it -- all smarter so that events can go off without a hitch.