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Cisco Live Wrap-Up: Jokes from William Shatner, a Video Recap, and More

- July 15, 2011 - 1 Comment

Cisco Live 2011 ended with sounds of side-splitting laughter during the closing keynote on Thursday. Cisco SVP Carlos Dominguez sat down for an intimate chat (or as intimate as it could be with 15,000 onsite attendees watching) with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, otherwise known as actor William Shatner.

Over the hour, Shatner shared his accomplishments, current projects, and thoughts on reinvention, creativity, change, and collaboration – driving themes that we also see here at Cisco. He also answered questions from Cisco Live 2011 attendees. (In response to one attendee’s question, he said yes, it is true that he cannot do the Vulcan salute.)

Want a peek into all (well, almost all) that went on this past week in Vegas? Here’s our video recap.

And keep reading for some of our favorite quotes from Shatner’s closing keynote, along with our favorite tweets, blogs of note, news announcements, and more from the past week.

Our favorite quotes from William Shatner:

  • “Cisconian” – Shatner coins new term.
  • “Everyone is creative. I think you can even die creatively. I hope, because I’m going to try it.” – Shatner on creativity.
  • “Change is a constant. Embrace change – the change will be for the better because it has happened.” – Shatner on change.
  • “Never buy anything that eats while you sleep.” – Shatner’s business manager offering advice on breeding horses.

Cisco Live 2011 Photos

Check out our Flickr photo stream from the event and be sure to tag your own so they appear.

Our favorite Tweets of the Week:

  • RT @angie_spinsci: Stardate 071411. I’ve spent the week learning how to get ship’s systems to peak efficiency. Awaiting Captain’s inspection today at 3pm #CL11
  • @ajaxwriter: I think I finally get the @WilliamShatner appearance. Cisco leads enterprises. Captain Kirk led the Enterprise. #CL11
  • @dwilliams1972: Thank you @Padmasree @carlosdominguez & especially the entire CiscoLive! Team for making this a world class event! #CL11
  • @nimsoft: Kudos to the @CiscoLive team; the ebb and flow of attendees in and out of the show floor was a tribute to the quality of the sessions #CL11

Cisco Live 2011 Channels blog coverage:

See what other bloggers had to say about Cisco Live 2011:

Big News Announcements this Week:

Cisco Live Virtual and Replays
For those attending virtually, all sessions will be live July 21 on Cisco Live Virtual. You can also catch the replays on the Cisco Live Ustream channel.

Who is the Ultimate Cisco Live attendee!
Is it you? Show us now!

And my favorite moment of the week? It was definitely meeting our partners at the Partner Party at the House of Blues on Tuesday night. We enjoyed San Francisco-based band Wonder Bread 5 and dined on Southern grub like chicken and waffles, ribs, and mac-and-cheese.

Well, it’s been a fabulous week here in Las Vegas. But with all good things, this too, must come to an end. I enjoyed meeting so many partners and attendees and can’t wait until next year. But now I’m ready to head back home to San Francisco. See you next year in San Diego!

Let us know in the comments if we missed anything in our recap.


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  1. For a view from the World of Solutions, please see the following blogs. Admitedly, they will have the bias of our network performance management solution focus: