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Pulse reveals the secrets of the universe (or at least what Padma talked about at CiscoLive)

February 28, 2012 - 0 Comments

Ever think “boy, I really would like to know what happened in that keynote / session / meeting / webinar / executive video / training but I really do not have time to sit through the whole thing”?

Yeah, I do too. Technology to the rescue!

Cisco has a tool called Pulse that runs analytics on video and automatically pulls speaker and keyword information. How cool is that?

Let’s just say very cool.

Padmasree's CiscoLive London keynote in Show and Share with Pulse analytics

Pulsing” a video gives you not only greater control so you can navigate in a video to exactly the right spot, but also gives you all sorts of other insights into what people are talking about.

For example, we “pulsed” Padmasree Warrior’s keynote at Cisco Live earlier this month in London. Here’s what we found:

  • There were three speakers: Padma, demo god Sean Curtis and Chris Rowe. That’s pretty cool—and you can click to see each speaker, each time they speak.  So, what did they say?
  • “Video” was mentioned 17 times. Being a video person, I was excited about that, until I realized that
  • “Data center” was mentioned 28 times. OK, what else did they talk about?
  • “Innovation” was mentioned 21 times, capability 14 times, mobility 13 times, people 12 times, online 10, countries 10, cloud 8, strategy 8, desktop 8
  • More than 340 keywords were picked up by the Pulse engine in the hour long presentation.

So you get a sense of what Padma’s keynote was about before you even watch it. And now you can sample it, share it, add your own tags and more.

This means you can now use video now like you use all other media. It’s useful and flexible. And very cool.

Check it out here yourself at:

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