CIS_218_CiscoChat_Anniversary_Linkedin_F[2]This month marks the one-year anniversary of our social chat program, #CiscoChat. To date, we’ve had over 2,500 participants to our 35 chats. With a viewership of potentially 144 million impressions, and our hashtag trending nationally several times, we are excited about the level of engagement and attention the program has received.

And that forward momentum has enabled us to start in-depth discussions about all sorts of important tech issues, with experts, thought leaders, influencers and our community all around the world. Some of the different topics we’ve covered include cyber attacks, interconnected machines and the Internet of Things, digital retailers, women in tech, and many others.

The Future of #CiscoChat

So what’s in store for the next year of #CiscoChat, and beyond? Well, first, we want to thank all of you who have helped make this program a success. Without active participation from the community every week, we wouldn’t still be going. So we’ll be recognizing some of our past participants with shout-outs and thank yous on Twitter. We’ll also be discussing opportunities to become a speaker, as well as ways you can help steer the conversation.

As for future topics, here’s a list of some of the discussions we have planned over the next couple of months, including data centers, retail technology, service provider video, and more.

Give Us Your Feedback

Do you have an idea for a topic you’d like to see covered? Or ideas on how we can improve the format or experience? Let us know using the #CiscoChat hashtag! We’ll respond to all topic suggestions. We’re always on the lookout for new areas to delve into, and particularly want to keep abreast of what topics our participants care about.

If you’re one of the ones who has joined in a #CiscoChat over the last year, or even just followed the hashtag, then it’s thanks to you that we’ve come this far. And if you’re new to #CiscoChat, we hope you’ll join us for some of our upcoming discussions. Here’s to the next year being even better!


Autumn Truong

No Longer with Cisco