An Unforgettable Week at Cisco Dwell 2024 in Las Vegas


What an unimaginable week at Cisco Dwell! That is my favourite occasion to attach with companions, prospects, and colleagues towards a vibrant backdrop, full of vitality, inspiring periods, networking alternatives, and groundbreaking improvements.

This was my second time attending in individual, and it didn’t disappoint. From the attendees’ pleasure to participating keynotes, product bulletins, and particular friends, this yr was one for the books, and I used to be honored to be part of it. Should you missed it, you possibly can watch on-demand periods.

Through the keynotes, our leaders and business consultants shared their visions for the longer term, highlighting how Cisco’s improvements form the digital expertise. Studying about new merchandise and options that can empower companies worldwide utilizing AI and networking, safety, and observability was thrilling. Study extra about our improvements and investments from this yr’s occasion.

Variety, fairness, and inclusion (DEI) have been key themes all through Cisco Dwell, and I used to be honored to take part in a dialogue about how DEI is usually a enterprise differentiator, not solely in our inside tradition however in the best way we work together with our prospects, and the affect it has on our backside line. It’s inspiring to see so many passionate people dedicated to fostering an inclusive tradition inside the tech business.

A spotlight of the week was our annual Buyer Hero Awards ceremony, the place we celebrated our excellent prospects who’ve leveraged Cisco applied sciences to drive transformation inside their organizations and for his or her industries. Congratulations to all of the winners for his or her dedication and modern spirit!

AI integration and automation have been extremely anticipated subjects this yr, and I had the chance to take heart stage within the World of Options to discuss AI-readiness and implementing AI methods into what you are promoting. I spoke with Nallan Sriraman, CTO at Mass Common Brigham, about their infrastructure transformation journey, and the way AI helps them obtain their enterprise objectives. Sri’s perception was invaluable, as he shared “whereas AI is an inflection level in how we do every little thing, we’ve to comprehend that it’s going to not all the time be acceptable for each downside at hand. First, perceive why you need to apply AI, then perform a small-scale pilot to know how shut we will get to human parity vs. human augmentation.”

Different highlights this yr for me included the with Neil C. Hughes. Neil and I mentioned the newest traits and the way Cisco is innovating to fulfill the evolving wants of consumers.

The CX sales space was stuffed with innovation, together with AI-driven photographs, and a few fairly nifty holograms. You haven’t skilled the longer term till you’re standing subsequent to a digital model of your self.

We wrapped the week with an unforgettable expertise within the CX Rock Legend Lounge, stress-free, networking, and celebrating the week – and naturally the superb Elton John.

Cisco Dwell this yr actually demonstrated the ability of expertise and our firm’s innovation. A giant thanks to everybody who attended. I can’t wait to see you all once more subsequent yr!