An unsung hero
When Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, the world focused on remembering his creativity, genius and the influence he had on our world. While this attention was well deserved, another — perhaps more influential – technology luminary passed away on October 12th. But, outside computer science circles, most people have never heard of him.
You had to do a bit of digging, but you could find some great eulogies in the news: Read More »
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The month of October was a tough month for me. I found myself being moved by the passing of two innovators, Steve Jobs and Al Davis, owner of my beloved football team the Oakland Raiders. Although I’ve never meet Steve Jobs or Al Davis, I found myself reflecting on why these two individuals had such a profound impact on my life and the world. I began to reflect on the parallels of both men’s journey, and came to the conclusion that what made these individuals so unique was FEAR. Not fear itself, but how they both moved FEAR FORWARD in their journey toward being successful Innovators and agents of change. Read More »
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Automation Fair is just around the corner – two weeks from now. Convergence will be alive at AF this year. My colleagues Peter Granger and Andrew Lach have blogged about Cisco’s overall presence and our social media channel, respectively.
In my video, I highlight the Innovation and Collaboration that the convergence of plant and enterprise networks enables, which we will be showcasing in our Cisco booth on the AF show floor, including:
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Automation Fair is the largest gathering of Rockwell Automation users. With over 15,000 expected attendees this year, this is a can’t miss conference for leading manufacturers, controls, operations and IT professionals – and Cisco will have a major presence again at this year’s show! Click on the Video to learn more.
Here are just a few things that are happening at the McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois on 16th and 17th November:
- Opportunity to meet Cisco and Rockwell thought leaders and technical experts throughout
- Other Executive and Technical events and networking opportunities
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Rockwell Automation Fair is only a few weeks away!
Automation Fair is Rockwell Automation’s largest user conference and tradeshow. In 2011, it will be held at the McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, from November 15th-17th. Over 13,000 attendees are expected to attend this annual showcase of manufacturing solutions. The event is free for attendees.
We in Cisco Manufacturing are extremely excited about our presence and booth at Rockwell Automation Fair (RAF). The technologies and solutions we will demonstrating will be focused on the collaboration, security, and network convergence we are bringing to the production environment.
We are packing a full schedule, so make sure to follow us on all of our social media channels to learn more about the event and all that Cisco has to offer there!
Our blog is our hub (you’re reading it right now). All of our RAF information, including blogs, daily event digests and reflections, links to videos and pictures, etc. will appear here:
Our teaser videos will be posted on our YouTube channel. Also, video shot by our team live at RAF will be posted here as well:
Join us for in-depth discussions with other manufacturing thought leaders regarding RAF on our LinkedIn channel:
Our Flickr account is where you will find photos taken live at the event:
We will be tweeting live from RAF and amplifying our social media activities leading up to the event.
Our umbrella twitter handle is:
The following are the team members who will be tweeting live at RAF:
@PGrangerCISCO, Peter Granger, Senior Global Market Manager
@wylie_mark, Mark Wylie, Manufacturing Industry Solutions Manager
@KevinDavenport, Kevin Davenport, Global Solutions Manager for Industrial Intelligence
Also, be sure to follow Rockwell Automation at @AutomationFair and view their list of Media and Partners who will be attending and tweeting about the event. Use the RAF hashtag #autofair in your Tweets!
We hope you’re as excited as we are about Automation Fair. So please join the conversation and tell us what you’d like to see from Cisco at the event!
Tags: Cisco, Manufacturing, Rockwell Automation Fair, social media