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Robb Boyd

Producer, Writer, Host

Robb Boyd is the host, writer and producer for Cisco’s globally distributed communication vehicle, TechWiseTV. Robb began his Cisco career in field sales working directly with customers. He became a product specialist for network security and assisted with sales and the channel organization.

Robb’s reputation for simplifying technical concepts and making them accessible to a broader audience soon lead him to become one of the original creators of TechWiseTV in 2006. Now recognized as the most valuable storytelling platform in Cisco history. TechWiseTV and its related programs have expanded into more than 50 global markets earning over 25 industry awards in multiple categories including 2 Emmy Nominations.

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February 18, 2013

TECHWISETV

Indoor Location Services: New Data/New Opportunities

The great (relatively) untapped kingdom of ‘indoor wireless’ may be the next great frontier? With expectations of WiFi connectivity for just about any business we visit these days, there is no reason this next step for making the physical world more accessible should not be adopted.  Indoor location services offer the chance for us to […]

February 15, 2013

TECHWISETV

Video Demystified on TechWiseTV

We do a lot of shows about video of course.  It’s always a challenge I think when it comes to defining what the unique value of a given story needs to be.  In this case, we were not featuring newly announced technology, which greatly simplifies the direction for us – but we were considering what […]

February 11, 2013

TECHWISETV

Primer on Cloud Confidence

We had some sneak peeks at CiscoLive in London but as you probably know by now, this stuff was just formally announced last week.  Several demos worth looking at give you the foundation for what is important. Shashi Kiran is leading this effort and you can always count on a good quote: “Cisco takes Unified […]

February 7, 2013

TECHWISETV

More from London – Unified as ONE

I was really impressed with Cisco Live London..for those of you who took the time to shake our hand and say hello…THANK YOU!  You make us feel like geek rock stars!  Good thing the doors are really big at these conferences so my inflated ego could still make it through.  I mentioned our Fundamentals of Converged Wireless and Wireless […]

February 6, 2013

TECHWISETV

Wired and Wireless Convergence

Lots of big announcements around the new Catalyst 3850 that are very very interesting for how we design networks.  Check out our latest ‘Fundamentals’ to fully appreciate what has been accomplished here! Thanks for watching as always! Robb

December 11, 2012

TECHWISETV

Blink: You’re Too Slow

When playing in the high speed switching game – timing is everything.  Timing ‘sets the pace’ for visibility to established the ‘where and when,’ correlation across a broad computing environment plus compliance and digital forensics with precision time stamps.  Every element of the data center requires accurate timing at a level that leaves no room […]

December 10, 2012

TECHWISETV

Pushing the Presentation Envelope

The TechWiseTV Fundamentals series continues to enjoy a great run – this concept of character animation and tight scripting we started with back in the early TrustSec and EnergyWise days, is still a complete joy to work on. We have learned a ton about getting the scripts tighter, writing to support visuals, how to stay […]

December 7, 2012

TECHWISETV

The Wireless Challenge at Petco Park

It was way back at Interop in Las Vegas this year where one of our PR guys, Ben...

November 14, 2012

TECHWISETV

IPS in the Data Center Workshop

I pulled some workshop hosting duty trying to fill Jimmy Ray’s big orange shoes this morning. The subject is a great one – Intrusion Prevention in the Data Center with an incredibly sharp engineer, Stijn Vanveerdeghem.  Stijn is one of those crazy smart security guys down in Austin, TX as he works with a bunch of […]