It’s ok, you can be honest with me. Do you attend the Keynote sessions at Cisco Live?
Not everybody loves the Keynote sessions, but since the schedule is set up so that the three main Keynotes are the only activity going on at that time, it’s usually worth attending – they’re usually packed with good information, and I find it much more convincing to be spoken to directly rather than read a press release about what’s going on.
Cisco Live 2013 in Orlando is following a similar pattern to previous years, and having three main keynotes:
I am busting with excitement here, because I’ve managed to get the exclusive scoop on the bands for the Customer Appreciation Event at Cisco Live 2012 in San Diego!
If you’re going to Cisco Live in San Diego, then I imagine you’ve been waiting to hear who the featured bands will be at the Customer Appreciation Event (CAE). What we know so far is that the event itself is at PETCO Park – home of the San Diego Padres:
So we know the event location is awesome, but we still don’t know the headline bands who’ll be entertaining us, right? Wrong. WRONG! Wrong because I’ve found out the line up, and I’m letting the cat out of the bag!
We hear a lot of rumors in the networking industry, and for me one of the benefits of going to Cisco Live is that it’s a great place to try and get to the core of an issue by talking to the technical experts, product owners, and business leaders at Cisco.
Many would expect Cisco’s finest to spin a company line, but in fact they tend to answer questions with a remarkable level of honesty. Having been privileged to attend the private CCIE NetVet Reception with John Chambers last year, I can attest to the remarkable level of openness that can exist, even in an atmosphere colored by the press attention for Cisco over the dramatic downsizing that had just been announced.
So will I be able to gain some clarity at Cisco Live 2012? Find out below, and as a special bonus I’ll share an exciting announcement with you!
As I mentioned in my previous posts on Cisco Live (Cisco Live Las Vegas – Last Minute Tips and Surviving Cisco Live 2011), one of the most important things to bring to Cisco Live is comfortable shoes! To prove a point, I promised I’d try and remember to bring my pedometer to Las Vegas and get some walking stats together for you.
Another Cisco Live is over, and with some sadness I have packed my bags and headed for home. It’s always a bit of a let down to come home after such an intense week; this year’s Cisco Live was educational, fun, and I made some great personal connections too.
So what am I buzzed about this year? Find out after the jump.