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
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