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Cisco Live! 2017 Recap (In Under 5 Minutes)

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Jul 5, 2017 9:17:41 AM
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At the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas,Cisco Live hosted more than 28,000 attendees between June 25th-29th. This year's Cisco Live theme with Superheroes, and it was carried throughout the entire conference. While Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, opened up the conference, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston was the show's closer. Singer Bruno Mars also took the stage and performed at the Cisco Appreciation Event, held at the T-Mobile Arena. Over 300 Cisco Partners set up booths at the "World Of Solutions" expo to engage and demonstrate their latest features and roll outs.

Key Topics Discussed

The major topics surrounding Cisco Live 2017 were providing greater cybersecurity and functionality for IoT devices. Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, emphasized the need to have networks securely functioning and creating building blocks to prevent data breaches.  During his speech, Robbins brought out a surprise guest, Apple CEO Tim Cook. Speaking about Cisco's and Apple's already existing partnership, Cook highlighted the new attributes surronding iOS 11. The new model will have upgraded features including DNS encryption and tougher security filters. With billions of devices being connected, Cook and Robbins spoke about the need for improved security measurements and focusing on the enterprise. 

Actor and Breaking Bad's Producer Bryan Cranston closed the show with an explosive and energizing speech. Cranston discussed lessons that he learned in the Hollywood industry and discovering that you should only focus on being the best that you can be. Cranston invoked the importance of remembering to focus on your passion and drive, while putting in the hardwork needed for your career. 

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Cisco Live hosted more than 1,000 educated sessions with Cisco's top partners and allowed attendees to hear from distinguished engineers, CCIEs, and some of the world's top technology exports.

Topics Included: 

  • Data Center
  • Mobility
  • Cloud
  • Network Infrastructure

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Conclusion

Attendees had a great time at Cisco Live walking through the World of Solutions expo, learning from experienced and knowledgeable speakers, and soaking up Las Vegas' 115 degree heat. The show allowed attendees from around the World to network, learn what's trending in the industry, and engage with one another through social media. Most of the attendees were also able to attend classes and receive certifications on site. As part of the customer appreciation event, Cisco rented out the T-Mobile Arena to a full house of attendees adorned in light-up fedora hats. Singer and dancer Bruno Mars performed on a stage with a live band as his backup dancers. He made sure everyone got up on their feet, and the crowd went wild for each of his songs. Everyone had a great time at Cisco Live! 2017,and we look forward to the 2018 event in Orlando, FL. 

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Topics: Tradeshow, Cisco Refresh, Cisco Live