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Back to the “Core” – Collaborating with Investors

August 31, 2009 - 2 Comments

Investors love to learn about Cisco and we, in turn, learn from interacting with our investors. Case in point: check out a two part WebEx Tech Talk we hosted last week. You can find a replay of both sessions on the Cisco Investor Relations website through September.Why did we choose our theme of “Back to the Core”? Investors asked to learn more about the strength and competitive advantage of Cisco’s core routing and switching business so we discussed proof points, Cisco’s architectural advantage, competitive positioning, sustainable competitive advantages, market share and more. A special thank you to routing execs Pankaj Patel, Kelly Ahuja, and Suraj Shetty. They highlighted Cisco’s commitment and focus on its core competencies in routing, especially in the service provider market. Part one of the talks discussed the demand drivers in traffic growth due to video and mobility requirements along with a whole host of other topics. The team did an excellent job addressing market share, product offerings and Cisco solutions.Part two spotlighted Business Networks/Switching and was hosted by John McCool and Brett Galloway. This event brought the focus back to our core routing and switching products within the business environment by defining the market and Cisco’s leadership positions, highlighting our innovation in mobility and video and providing a vision of the future for all things within a business network. Cisco uses TelePresence, WebEx, (we used WebEx for this Tech Talk), and other collaboration tools to reach investors in innovative ways that capitalize on time management and cost savings for both the participating investors and the hosting Cisco executives. About 130 investors attended live for each event. More Tech Talks are on the way throughout fiscal year 2010 and we invite you to join us in discussing issues of importance to us and our investors.Go to, and listen to these sessions, or check out the archives as well. Share your thoughts with us. What topics regarding Cisco would you most like to hear about? (Direct link to the Tech Talks here.)If you want to be alerted of upcoming IR events and Tech Talks like these, please either subscribe to our site via RSS or register for our e-mail alerts.

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  1. As a Cisco investor since 1999, I am looking for steady, not spectacular returns. I expect innovation (which you guys are usually good at) and a work force that doesn’t just go with the flow””…but leads by example.So far…so good!Ed”

  2. This was an excellent article, Laura. Thank you!