The Cisco team is preparing to ship out to Interop Las Vegas, a conference focused on IT infrastructure and networking. MandalayThis year Cisco is bringing a refreshing look and feel to the show. With a clean and open environment the Cisco booth should offer a never before seen presence to the show floor.

What’s different about Interop from years past? 

Many new booth items will be highlighted at Interop. These new activities will bring another level of excitement surrounding the Cisco booth and I’m excited to see what show-goers will think.


There are several 1 to many demos being developed by Technology Marketing Managers Andy Phillips and Rich Zavala, and Technology Experiences Director Sean Curtis, the 1:many (one-to-many) demo’s are aimed at providing a larger audience a high level look at Cisco DNA technologies. Rather than focusing on one technology, 1:many demos will show how all of Cisco innovations can drive business success. This conversational approach to showing off our technology is a great way to engage the CIO and Network Buyers that will be attending Interop.

Guru Bar

Instead of the standard welcome desk that would show people to whatever demo happens to fall into the same technology umbrella, Interop will introduce a “Guru Bar” that will be staffed by Architecture TME’s that can answer specific IT/Network questions without having to sit through a demonstration that may not adequately get the job done.

TED Talk Speaking Sessions

There’s more than enough technical discussions at Interop that we wanted to provide a change of pace for attendees. These speaking sessions will be high level, solution based, inspiring presentations that will be a nice change of pace from the breakout sessions.


Don’t miss the Cisco Keynote with Jeff Reed, VP Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group on Thursday, May 5th, 9:28 to 9:50 am, PST.

Social Media Fun

To award our most social Interop attendees, Cisco will be giving away a special gift to top tweeters who tweet about Cisco booth activities, and talks by comprising a tweet using both #CiscoInterop and @CiscoEnterprise.

Winners will be notified via Twitter and will be asked to come to the booth to pick up your prize. Be sure to follow @CiscoEnterprise to join in the fun.

The Best of Interop 

Last, but definitely not least, three of Cisco DNA Technologies Reign in Three BOIFinalist Spots for Best of Interop:
• APIC-EM is available for free download to everybody with an account on developer.cisco.com.
Enterprise NFV
• Flexible Radio Assignments- Available on Cisco Aironet 2800 and 3800 Access Points

Awards will be announced at 12:30 pm on Wednesday. Post announcement please go to the Cisco booth for an awards celebration party.

With all that we have lined up, it’s going to be a jammed packed week of exciting activities. The team is ready to share the DNA story with Interop attendees and I’m excited to see what kind of buzz is created around the Cisco booth. Stay tuned for more from Las Vegas!

To find out more details about Cisco at Interop Las Vegas, please visit: www.cisco.com/go/interoplv


Andrew Caine

Marketing Specialist

Enterprise Networking and Mobility