Archive for the ‘Video’ Category
Yesterday, I posted a link to a Light Reading article about in-stadium connectivity at the Staples Center downtown Los Angeles. The project, by Verizon and Cisco Systems is called Stadium Vision.
If you are interested in learning *even more*, here is a link to a local news story about the project (which also includes a 2 minute video). Exciting stuff!
Well, on this first Friday of the new Fiscal Year, I had a few minutes to catch up on things. One was to watch the Cisco Live 2011 Highlights video. I happened to be up in Las Vegas supporting some of my accounts during the event (Vegas is a part of my territory). Being new to Cisco, I have to say that I was surprised as to how *BIG* Cisco Live really was.
It was being held at The Mandalay Bay, where I have attended INTEROP the last several years. So I thought it was roughly the same size in terms of size and scope. Wowers – I was *way* off. Cisco Live was much bigger and more comprehensive. In all fairness, I didn’t actually attend the event, but I can tell you in terms of signage, space, and presence of attendees, I was impressed.
By the way, since I wasn’t an attendee, I didn’t get one of the cool Cisco Live backpacks. Let me know if you want to send one my way…
OK. If you have been following my blog (here or over at Computerworld), you’ll notice that I am really starting to incorporate a lot of video into my posts. So far, I have found that one of the easiest & most effective ways to include video is to interview someone else. However, I now realize that turn-about is fair play.
The fine folks at CWNP had a little fun by asking me what I though about their recent Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP) beta course.
I told them about one mantra I hold about wireless networking… that the packets never lie. Then they took some liberties with my response. 🙂
See for yourself:
Oh, it’s all in good natured fun. That is, if you can stand seeing & hearing me more than 10 times in under 5 minutes… In all seriousness though, I had a great time at the CWAP beta course and learned a ton from all the real brains in the room.
If you want to read CWNP’s original post with the video montage, you can view it here: https://www.cwnp.com/index/cwnp_wifi_blog/cwapbeta-round-up-the-packets-never-lie
It’s true. I took a new job with Cisco. I am now working as a Mobility CSE (Consulting Systems Engineer). I am specifically working on Enterprise accounts within Cisco’s Pacific Southwest Operation.
I was joking with my manager that I needed three things from Cisco before making a more official announcement on taking my new position – a badge, a laptop, and a pay check. In my opinion, that’s the Cisco hat trick! 🙂 (For those of you who don’t know, I am a *huge* NHL hockey fan). I’m happy to report that I have been on the job for approximately a month and right now, drinking from the firehose.
For all those who want to take a drink with me, here’s a great 5 minute video on one of Cisco’s newest products – the Identity Services Engine.
If you read my latest posts, you already know that I attended the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional beta course hosted by the CWNP program in Atlanta, GA last week.
I really enjoyed all the side bar discussions between attendees. There were at least 3-4 vendors represented, as well as VARs/Integrators and enterprise wireless network administrators. I spoke about my favorite side-bar discussion, which was about locating wireless devices through spectrum analysis on my Computerworld blog.
Attending the course also really reinforced what a big believer I am in the CWNP program. It’s great to see a vendor neutral training and certification body in our field. I really think that along with the IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance, they have done a great job promoting and educating the community about wireless technology, which helps drive growth / adoption, which is good for everyone involved.
Therefore, I wanted to take the time to interview one of the CWNP co-founders, Kevin Sandlin, to have him explain about the program and how it fits an emerging trend in the marketplace:
I just published a post on my Computerworld blog about how conferences and tradeshows of the future are incorporating more mobile and wireless technologies to provide attendees more value than ever before.
In that post, you’ll find out how cutting edge events are:
- Extending the battery life of your mobile devices
- Using high density Wi-Fi networks to offload bandwidth demands from cellular networks
- Leveraging video as a way for attendees to connect & share