See you at Cisco Live 2015! I’m planning to be there, catching up with folks I haven’t seen in a while. And NetCraftsmen is sending about one third of the company’s staff to the event.
We make a substantial commitment to attending Cisco Live (#CLUS) every year.
Why? Because it’s a great venue for keeping up with key Cisco people, customers, partners — and above all, for enhancing skills. The energy and sense of community we experience also recharges our technical batteries, while providing a refreshing change of pace.
I personally hope to build my knowledge in a couple of tech areas, and find some time to hang out with the #CiscoChampion blogger community. And I hope to encounter several dozen people I haven’t seen or talked to in a while.
I’ll be in a Techtorial all day Sunday (Datacenter Interconnect). I’ve been seeing a bit of Datacenter Interconnect and related topics lately, and I think I’m pretty solid on it, but I want to make sure of that. I’ve got a couple of pent-up blogs on related topics based on some recent and not-so-recent work as well. So watch this space!
For a change, after presenting at close to 12 Cisco Powered Networks, then Cisco Live sessions, I will not be presenting — so I’ll be free to attend a few more sessions or socialize a bit more.
Look for at least four of our Cisco Community VIPs and Cisco Champions to be present.
Topics and areas of innovation to look for:
- IWAN and Unified Access for infrastructure
- Security and more AMP / FirePower integration for the security team
- ACI and Nexus 9K for the datacenter
- Collaboration and more video for the Unified Communications folks
- Cloud and Intercloud
- SDN, API, and the DevOps side of networking
And that’s just scratching the surface of the many talks and tech topics that will be presented!
To get you in the right frame of mind, here are some earlier blogs about Cisco Live:
- Seven Reasons You Need to Attend Cisco Live
- Five Reasons to Not Go To Cisco Live
- The Two Types of People That go to Cisco Live
- Time to Get Ready for Cisco Live 2015
And most important of all… Cisco Live Hats Over the Years
Comments are welcome, both in agreement or informative disagreement with the above. Thanks in advance!