30 Years of Cicso Live! and Still Going Strong

Cisco hosted their annual Cisco Live! Event this year in Sunny San Diego June 10-13. It was also the 30th year of Cisco Live! So there was much cause for celebration. It was a fantastic week with much to learn and see, over 25,000 people in attendance, and 350,000 square feet of World of Solutions and Cisco Showcase space for all the sponsors, partners, and vendors in the expansive Cisco ecosystem. The theme of the week was Build a Bridge to Possible, and it absolutely rang true throughout the weeks messaging and events.

Chuck Robbins kicked off the week with an engaging keynote “You Make Possible,” retracing the Cisco Live! History over the past 30 years, gave a special shout-out to the original Cisco Networkers crew that was in attendance, and discussed several product announcements. The implementation of AI and Machine Learning into Networking, announcements around CX, and the power of IoT were some of the highlights. AppDynamics also showcased on many levels, at their first Cisco Live! Following the acquisition. With so much focus on partner success, the relaunch of the SuccessHub is an exciting improvement which will help partners in their transformation.

Cisco also partnered with Give2Get this year in the Social Impact Zone, allowing all attendees the opportunity to give back to the community. There were many activities available to attendees throughout the week to build furniture, make blankets, food kits and hygiene kits which were then donated to local homeless non-profit organizations. The week closed with an engaging mainstage conversation on how to remain relevant in today’s world with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, continuing the You Make Possible theme from the opening Keynote.

Angela is an experienced Sales Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry and joined Evolving Solutions in 2019. She is skilled in Research, Management, Customer Service, and Account Management with strong support professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Women Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


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