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Cisco Live Cancun – 3 Day: The Value of Connecting Technology, Innovation and People

6 December 2018

With more than a decade of being the most important technology event in Latin America, the 2018 edition of cisco Live has surpassed all participation records, showing the great impact and influence of Cisco in the market.

Our vision to promote changes in the way the world works, lives, plays and learns have been a reflection of daily activities. This year we started the day in an environment of collaboration, relationship and total competition with the Cisco Live 5K Run that counted with the participation of more than 460 people.

Main session: The value of connecting technology, innovation and people to achieve the great transformation. 

In the main session presented by Maciej Kranz, VP of Strategic Innovation at Cisco, the relevance of innovation as the enabler of growth was addressed, which together with a co-economy approach (co-creation) is the perfect equation to drive success for companies in the market.

Examples of the companies that changed their business models, achieving disruption in their industries by generating considerable cost reduction were presented. In this context, Maciej Kranz commented on the scope and value that the Cisco Innovation Centers, located in different parts of the world, provide to clients by offering them the best technological capabilities, teamwork and total collaboration. He also pointed out “the great changes and the transformation that we see in the world today has been achieved thanks to the value and power of the network.”

He ended by sharing with the audience three great messages that will allow them to promote or join the changes that the digital transformation demands:

  1. Know and execute the 4 transformational technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fog Computing and the Internet of Things.
  2. Promote innovation as one of the company’s core initiatives.
  3. Empower the company and employees to join the co-economy, in order to create innovation ecosystems and work with other companies to solve better the problems of their customers.

IT Management Program:

During the second day of activities of our IT Management program, focused on developing business and technology skills for IT leaders, eight key sessions were presented to show how to create batter business alignment with technology such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The relevance that technology has today with professional development and the daily work of people was another of the topics presented. Today all employees are digital and new generations will be more, in this context the great message focused on how companies have to be prepared to enable tools that allow their employees to be more productive. Cisco experts in collaboration, security, smart grids and digital workplaces showed that trends that are helping companies, from all industries, to solve these problems.


Walk-in Self-Paced Labs (WISP)

The technical training has been developed in our self-paced labs, which during the event are available to all the guests. Students and IT technical professionals have mainly benefited and have had the opportunity to learn in person more than 42 technologies enabled in this section, which allow them to prepare and practice for their certification sessions.

DevNet Zone

Another of our areas enabled for practice and training is DevNet Zone, the place where there is a platform for laboratories to learn about the Cisco APIs and our partners. Through workshops and face-to-face classes of all Cisco technologies – Collaboration, Security, Networking, IoT and Mobility – attendees can share knowledge and receive direct instruction from experts.

Testing Center

Another of the most popular factors in Cisco Live 2018 has been the Testing Center, where participants can prepare for Cisco Certification Exams, including the Entry (CCENT), Associate (CCNA and CCDA) level, Professional (CCNP and CCDP), Expert (CCIE and CCDE) and Specialist certifications through sessions and Walk-in Self-Paced Labs during the event.

The Testing Center is, for all attendees who take their exams, a space to give a boost to their careers with a certification that shows the world their position among professionals of highly qualified networks.


In addition, our World of Solutions, which receives a large numer of attendees every day to visit the various stands, demos and witness small talks with the experts of our partners, is still open.


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