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Susan Fogarty & Marcia Savage
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Cisco Live Unfolds: The Chambers Keynote

Join us to experience and weigh in on the John Chambers keynote as it happens from Cisco Live, today at 3:30 p.m. PDT.

The infrastructure community is abuzz this week with the 25th anniversary of Cisco's largest customer event, Cisco Live. Even if you can't be in San Francisco in person, you can join Network Computing as we cover the action all week. With 600 technical sessions available, nine keynote presentations, and a record-breaking 23,000 IT professionals, there's sure to be plenty to talk about.

Cisco expects up to 200,000 online conference attendees as well, and if you haven't registered already, you can go here to do so. Then join us today at 3:30 pm PDT (6:30 p.m. EDT) when Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers takes the stage for the opening keynote. Chambers is scheduled to speak about Cisco's role in the Internet of Everything vision and what it's calling "the new application economy." 

Managing editor Marcia Savage and I will be following Chambers's thoughts and chiming in with our own reactions in the comments section below while the presentation is taking place. We invite you all to add your own comments, whether you are watching the keynote in person, streaming it on your desktop, or just checking in for an update.

We'll also be tweeting and posting content throughout the week, so let us know what you're interested in. 

See you at showtime! 

Susan Fogarty has almost two decades of experience writing and developing content for IT professionals, especially those deeply involved in enterprise network infrastructure. She previously worked at TechTarget, where she spent 11 years, six as the Editorial Director of its ... View Full Bio
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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:23:18 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Hi Marcia, yes I agree, Cisco is also a member of the Open Power architecture, a consumer-oriented idea of theirs could also be of the sort that deals with the back-end data and analysis, etc.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Strategist
5/19/2014 | 6:20:09 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Brian, I think the industrial and resource managment aspects of IoT are far more compelling than the consumer aspects. Some of the energy management and urban development applications can really make a difference in the world. I'm hoping to hear more about that today.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:19:10 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Hi Brian -- Yes, we expect IoT will be a big part theme in Chambers' keynote, perhaps with some more consumer-oriented ideas.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Strategist
5/19/2014 | 6:16:57 PM
Re: Cisco Live
No, this is a LOT of people, and they just keep streaming in....
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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5/19/2014 | 6:16:18 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Yes the IoT is a good thing, the internet of things is becoming an area of great interest lately, and Cisco's vision in shaping it is important. At times, I have felt that Cisco's vision is similar to GE vision i.e. it's closer to the concept of the industrial internet, however, I have seen a few consumer oriented ideas as well.
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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5/19/2014 | 6:13:25 PM
Re: Cisco Live
This might be the most crowded I've seen the keynote hall at Moscone
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Strategist
5/19/2014 | 6:07:22 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Here's a visual:

MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
User Rank: Strategist
5/19/2014 | 6:04:08 PM
Re: Cisco Live
Quite the scene here -- dancers in the aisles, performers with ribbons, loud music, drummers
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Strategist
5/19/2014 | 6:01:25 PM
Re: Cisco Live
When they started letting people in, the attendees were actually *running* into the hall to get good seats -- I have never seen that at a trade show before. You would think they were giving away something really, really good in here!
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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5/19/2014 | 5:58:40 PM
Cisco Live
We're here at Cisco Live in San Francisco. The crowd is huge -- Marcia and I had to fight our way through to get to our seats in the press section
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