Cisco Live US is in full swing this week in San Diego, California where Amy Chang’s captivating keynote detailed innovations across the collaboration portfolio.  Announcements around unified client experiences, cognitive collaboration, workplace transformation and portfolio updates delighted customers, partners and analysts around the globe.

Today’s businesses are discovering that digitizing processes is simply not enough to create a productive workforce or maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. The companies that are truly enabling innovation and creativity are the ones attracting and retaining top talent. Workforces and businesses alike are demanding application ecosystems and workflow integrations that foster collaboration instead of creating obstacles.

Cisco’s exciting advancements around Cognitive Collaboration, such as People Insights, Webex Assistant, and facial recognition add intelligence and context to daily workplace experiences. Together, they are creating a fluid and predictive way to collaborate, truly connecting experiences and unlocking data insights across applications and workflows. The unified client experience and cognitive collaboration will remove friction and make room for magical moments in today’s workplace. We are ultimately empowering the workforce to build stronger, human relationships across boundaries. These advancements will foster creativity, agility and simplicity and together, we will overcome the barriers of today’s workplace ecosystems.

Enabling legitimate workplace transformation merely scratches the surface of the announcements at Cisco Live US. Portfolio updates around our cloud first, not only approach, advanced diagnostics, contact center and calling updates were also unveiled during Amy’s energizing keynote.

We are so excited to share all this great news with you and want to make sure you have access to the resources around promotions, incentives and purpose-built campaigns to help you engage with your customers. Access resources to build bridges today.

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Cherie Caldwell

Global Director, Collaboration GTM

Global Partner Organization