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John Chambers’ Private Press Conference at Networkers at Cisco Live!

July 26, 2007 - 0 Comments

              Duration: 2 min. 32 sec.OK! You asked for it, so now we are really getting behind the scenes, with a seat at a private press conference John Chambers held Tuesday with about 15 members of the global press in a small conference room here at Networkers at Cisco Live!This really has the blogging feel too, as I was in the back of the room with a lousy mic, the AC was blasting, and I was watching the exchange (with cam) like a spectator at a tennis match. Unscripted, largely unedited (I did edit out the questions themselves and the attending press, as I did not have their permission to film them), but I have added caption slides throughout that explain what the subject is. I’ve cut it into eight parts and am posting seven (in true newbie blogging style I screwed up part 3). Part 1 begins with John discussing Cisco’s changing role in the data center, how the same principles will apply to the home, and where he sees the security market and Cisco’s place in it. Turn UP the volume (and maybe get some headphones) and enjoy! (To see all segments, click the Read More link below.)John Chambers’ Press Conference – Part 2 – 4 min. 24 sec.Press Conference Part 2 -John speaking on Cisco’s transformation from a plumber (a very honorable and lucrative profession, as you know) to- You’ll see. John Chambers’ Press Conference – Part 4 – 3 min. 22 sec. (I botched part 3)In part 4 of the press conference series (I botched part 3) John talks specifically about Cisco’s role in healthcare transformation, as well as the need for fast action to drive broadband penetration (and a redefinition of the term) in the U.S. John Chambers’ Press Conference – Part 5 – 3 min. 38 sec.Section 5 in the series has John speaking on how data center automation concepts and practices will be transferred to all networks (including the Connected Home) and how TelePresence is changing the way we collaborate. John Chambers’ Press Conference – Part 6 – 3 min. 58 sec.In the sixth installment of our ongoing press conference saga, John responds to questions about Cisco’s three-part growth strategy (build, partner, acquire), as well as adding more on the TelePresence revolution and the shifting competitive landscape. John Chambers’ Press Conference – Part 7 – 4 min. 11 sec.In this segment (total run time 4:11) john gives the group the 411 (ha) on his views on Net Neutrality as well as the”Green” movement and Cisco’s philosophy and commitment to it. John Chambers’ Press Conference – Part 8 – 1 min. 44 sec.In this closing segment, John talks about his role at Cisco, how long he will be here and what he might (or might not) do next.

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