SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

June 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Social Media Release: Cisco Live! 2008 - Day 3

Annual IT and Communications Conference Spotlights the Many Dimensions of Collaboration

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Day 3 Highlights / Key Facts

  • Padmasree Warrior delivers first keynote as Cisco's Chief Technology Officer
  • Warrior and several senior executives conduct press briefings via Cisco TelePresence on the company's key initiatives and big bets with reporters from San Francisco, New York and Europe.
  • More than 500 people "follow" Cisco Live's Twitter account

Day 2 Highlights / Key Facts

  • Cisco CEO and Chairman of the Board John Chambers delivers keynote
  • Cisco announced three new corporate and technology initiatives:

  • 1. Green: Cisco states goal to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions 25 percent by 2012.

    2. Global Talent: Cisco's approach to talent acquisition and enhancing the IT profession's career opportunities so they can lead the way into the Web 2.0 world and beyond.

    3. Virtualization: The increasing roles application delivery and data center virtualization have in supporting rising collaborative Web 2.0 demands.

  • John Chambers collaborates with more than 100 people on Second Life

Day 1 Highlights / Key Facts

  • More than 10,000 Cisco customers, partners, and industry peers are attending Cisco Live! 2008 in Orlando, Fla. this week.
  • Cisco Live! focuses on a number of IT topics, particularly the opportunities around collaboration -- with new technologies, the environment and most importantly, with people.

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Cisco Live, Networkers, green, virtualization, global talent, collaboration, John Chambers, Padmasree Warrior, CTO, video, globalization


Cisco Expands Virtualization Capabilities Across Data Center Portfolio for Greener IT Operations

Cisco Pledges to Reduce GhG Emissions 25% by 2012

Cisco Boosts Worldwide Talent Development Efforts to Meet Increasing Demand for Networking Skills

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"Cisco Live! represents a major intersection where customers from many industries meet to collaborate with Cisco and each other on a variety of topics involving IT and our connected world. This year's event revolves around the opportunities for collaboration, and it is not just about technology anymore. We will explore the new environment for collaboration that leads to innovation, and how we as IT professionals, customers and global communities will be working differently together in the next decade. With the rapid growth of video and adoption of collaborative applications at work, at home, and in between, sharing experiences on how to harness the power and opportunity of collaboration has never been more important. It has never been more human. At Cisco Live!, you'll see why."

-- Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco

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Day 3

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer

George Kurian, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Technology

Doug Dennerline, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software Collaboration Group

Customer Perspectives

Jeremy Gill, Vice President, Information Technology, Michael Baker Corporation

Chip Freund, Director, Managed Services Product Marketing, Verizon

Steve Bergstrom, Enterprise Voice and UC Architect, Caterpillar

Day 2

Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO


Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs

Sean Worthington, Vice President of Information Technology

Rob Rolfsen, Director, Sustainable Development

Rob Aldrich, Director, Data Center Solutions

John Chambers' Keynote Footage


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Analyst Perspectives

Rich Costello, Gartner

Johna Till Johnson, Nemertes

Zeus Kerravala, Yankee Group

Brad Shimmin, Current Analysis

Rob Whiteley, Forrester Research

Day 1

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer

Leo Scrivner, Vice President of Human Resources, Globalization Center East (India)

Cisco Live in Second Life

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