Welcome to #CiscoLive 2022 Broadcast! - Day 2 Sessions

Welcome to #CiscoLive 2022 Broadcast! - Day 2 Sessions

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[Applause] ♪ ♪ >> Hello, Las Vegas! So I know that all of you are really good at your job's. He wanted to be here if you weren't. You probably drive a lot of productivity in your work, collaborate well with other people on your team's, keep track of the skills that you need, and in the best of times you drive incredible amounts of profit and innovation for your companies. Unfortunately, these are not the best of times.

So as we head into the back half of 2022, what do we know about the future of work? At the beginning of the year, we did a study at IBC to understand what types of challenges there would be. And really, what is going to be the core of what we talk about today is to what are these challenges of hybrid work and how do you address these challenges, and where do you stand compar to other people who have really managed to figure this hybrid puzzle out, because it is not an easy thing to do. How many people here are working full-time in your office? All rights, we have like six. That's awesome, congratulations. That serves t my point. When we did the study, we were thinking about all of the types of drivers and concerns that are really leading to the situation.

As a colleague of mine said not long ago, 2021 was where we saw all sorts of winds of change. Lots of things changed and have been replaced in 2022 by storms of disruption. So you have for example, job unpredictability, and 2021, almost 4 million people a month in the United States were leaving their jobs. Today, people are concerned about being compelled to go back into the office. We also have the threat of COVID and the uncertainty. We are in a Lowell, maybe it will come out, maybe something else, monkeypox, you know? There is a lot of part of our personal lives being brougúinto.

And of course there is the economic volatility, the war in Ukraine, supply chain shortages. All sorts of other concerns around recession, will it happen? Will it not? So all of this uncertainty is drying being honest work in hybrid ways. So we wanted to know before we even began the survey with Cisco, where do we stand going into 2021? No surprise, hybrid remote models were top of the list, and this is very consistent with the research we have seen. These models require that we have a dependence on all sorts of other things foundational you to work.

So that means we need to have an intelligent digit work spaces where we can collaborate and we can come together. It means that we need to focus on the employee experience, a core parts of the design thinking that we do to understand how we are going to transform our work environments. It also means that we need to shift, and we have seen rapid acceleration of moving to cloud-based solutions. And of course the automation that runs through all of these things. Automation, especially of workflows is one of the top areas technologically where we are seeing growth in a way that is supporting the future of work.

Automating a lot of repetitive tasks so that people can do as my colleague likes to say, people things. It's good that people can do people things. And of course, the physical workplace.

I like to distinguish between digital work spaces and digital workplaces. They're so Mensch work being done to innovate, transform buildings that we are used to being in into real collaborative environments. We will talk about that in a minute.

So what could possibly go wrong? Simple. It's all right here on the chart, thanks. So let's look at what goes wrong. At the challenges go across multiple areas. It is not simply a matter of fixing the technology. We have business concerns around productivity.

And we have concerns around that flexibility of work from anywhere and security. There is a real tension there. And of course, how do we know that we are able to collaborate in an effective way and not just simply go through the motions? We also have organizational obstacles. These are some of the most difficult. We have to understand how we do effective teaming.

How we are able to sustain culture. I often get concerns and questions from people saying we have invested in all of this technology, 80, 90% have invested in collaboration technologies and yet still they don't know why they can't sustain their culture. And of course, being able to build trust, part of why they can't sustain their culture is because they don't have a culture of trust. And finally, technologically. If you think about security as a foundation for all of this, it makes a great deal of sense. It also means that we have to be aware that these things are going to require investment, and that we have to invest in the skills and the I.T. staff to

support them. All of these challenges are ones that I am sure everyone in this room can relate to. So let's dive in a little bit deeper and look at some of these organizational challenges.

Because there is more of this, you know? It would be one thing if we could buy an app to fix our collaboration problems. Enabling teams to work together, measuring whether that is being done effectively is something that is a very difficult to do. And then being able to sustain the culture when you let people all across the world in federated work environments. How do we bring them a new culture? What does it mean to be part of your company? How do you identify? How do you show up for work and be that person? That's what keeps a lot of C suite members up at tonight.

As well as trusting employees, no matter how much you see that remote and hybrid workers are very productive if not more productive than when they are in the office, there is still that lingering doubt, are they actually doing what they are supposed to be doing? It's a really interesting problem. And then looking at how we maintain skills. There is a huge strain in terms of the kind of lost productivity because people don't have the necessary skills to keep up with all the rapid pace of applications that are being developed to solve for our current challenges. So now let's look at the different technology challenges. In some ways these are simple. They are much more straightforward.

But the reason I share this chart from the Cisco study is because what it points out is a couple of things. First and foremost, security is foundational. With all the different mobile apps and devices that that end point landscaping so distributed, security is critical. But it also requires that we have a whole myriad of competing costs and concerns.

Thinking about what it means to be able to have sufficient I.T. support, what kind of skills will both I.T. support people need to have to keep up with the security protocols that they are responsible for enforcing. How can they look at a landscape and be able to have visibility into the vast amounts of I.T.

support that is going to be required? So let's look at this in terms of how you address these challenges. I think number one, it is not optional. If you are thinking you could just put this off until next year if you could cut your budget or just stay at a steady state, 80% of the people that we studied in the Cisco study had worked transformation initiatives that were either underway or had been completed. 40% have a technology road map. And they are implementing it to address worked transformation, and oh, by the way, zero had not done anything. So I think that this gives you a sense of the urgency of the normality of making work transformation investments in hybrid work.

So if we look at this from the standpoint of finances of what your budget needs to be, we are seeing that 66% have a dedicated work transformation budget. How many here think that you have a work transformation budget? Let's see. We have some work to do on the work transformation budget side.

Okay. So we will start there. 52%. They are going to increase their budgets. 40% keeping it steady state, and only 8 percent are going to transformation budget.

Okay. That translates to over a billion in spending by 2024. And that's probably conservative. So let's look at where these investments are going to be. If you look at the technology is, they are going to enable that sustainable hybrid culture, that Nirvana state.

Well, it includes investing in things like digital tools to be able to drive creativity and innovation. One example from one of our IBC pure scapes was a retail manufacture of clothing. They invested in advanced pad programming software as well as increasing their network capacity so they are distributed workers could look very closely at enlarged pieces of fabric to make choices about what they were going to be making and how they were going to design their clothing. You have to think about the common communication tools and have present awareness, it's not just enough that we can on a conference call. Right now it's all about creating a parody of experience. How is it that we can feel like we are together in one room when we are in different rooms, or when some of us are together and some of us are a part.

And think about those integrated workflows. This is the fastest area of automation that we have seen. And you think about it from a day in the life of a worker or a hybrid worker.

They are looking at their experience from the standpoint of their end point, the workflows to get them connected from their home to their office, through the building making sure that they are going through a security check and making sure that they are going through health checks, and then perhaps they need to get in and book Q will be or go into a conference room. They are so many different apps today. Think about it.

When you went to make your reservations to come to this conference, think about all of the apps you had to use to make your reservation, to call a u uber. To check into the hotel. Your security requirements, all of these things start to be part of an ongoing workflow that gets increasingly complex and increasingly complex to manage. So being able to have these accessible tools that allow people to work in different lifestyles across different devices and different configurations is a critical component not just of your technology landscape, but parts of your human and cultural landscape. And then of course, there are security. And I like to think of security is sort of an all of the above, please.

When you are looking at it, because as we talked about a minute ago, it is really part of an extended workflow. From the mobile devices that need to be secured to the networks that ensure that people can get access at speed and scale and in a way that is going to have integrity over time. Also thinking about all of those work devices in the complexity of them as we go from one environment to the next. But what is important here to remember is that it is not just a technology concern.

If you build that culture of trust and have employees that understand that they are not supposed to put sensitive information on unmanaged device is. If they have a sense of company engagement. If this is a part of who they are, they think about it responsibly without bein% and micromanaged, trust is a human and a technology problem to be solved. And then you look at the investments. And those kinds of technologies that are going to drive productivity.

This is an example of how we look at the stages of the tour today. I would say that's stages of investments and building a hybrid workforce that is in digital space and physical play, and I want to put them up side by side, because I think it is important to look at how those things change. From a digital work space standpoint and the investment and networking, the good news is that we are seeing a lot of momentum. You have 42% that have Secure Enterprise class access to the tools that they need, the data they need to, the people they need to collaborate with. All of the applications. There is good progress here from our research.

Now compare that to the physical workplace. The progress is less aggressive, but it has momentum. We are seeing that people are starting to open up and look at what they need to do to reconfigure their physical headquarters in their branch offices.

They are looking at how they start to move and look forward, but the strategic real estate plan is dynamic and allows them to have flexibility depending on what is going on with the economy. Depending on what is going on with their growth plan for the company. So you see that these things are handling with one another. Space took place, and place to space. So last round here. Where do you stand compared to those people who are leaders in hybrid work? Well, I'm going to take you through a series of spectrum that I think are really interesting.

And think as I do, where do you stand on the spectrum? We will start with people in the culture first appeared to those that are not really invested, the six of you over there. Those of you whose companies are not really invested in supporting hybrid work, well, there may be of the best in an effort approach to making sure that the office is really in a good spot for employees to come in. At the challenges that many of these efforts are being done in side load ways that just put that as an agreement of operations or just a agreement of HR, and what we really need to be thinking about is how do you get all of those cross functional leaders to be thinking about hybrid work collectively and in a integrative systematic way. On the other end of the spectrum, we have adaptive seamless secure ways of collaboratin. So what the research showed us is that 46% who enabled safe secure work from anywhere, but less than half of those have reached that truly integrated hybrid state on the far right here.

So what do leaders do? They helped to build a culture of trust so that all employees feel that they are on a power regardless of whether they are sitting in their home office floors sin a tarmac on a plane or in a waiting room someplace, that they have the capacity to feel connected in a way that is not second-class. So then how about the tech technology. What are we seeing there? Well, work transformation is really this stepwise journey.

It's not as if you are on the left and you have not done your work and you are behind the eight ball. You are on the right, you're perfect, you are good to go. It's about being able to calibrate what you need to do for your next steps.

And we found that 40% had digital road maps in place as I mentioned, but only 20 have implemented cloud and mobile dispersed solutions, and I think that that is critical. Because if you want to get that flexibility. If you want to have that fluidity. If you want to have a culture of trust that is based on having access to the right tools and technology and the people, you need to make that investment. But it is a stepwise journey as I said, so wherever you are starting, there is opportunity to become one of these hybrid leaders.

What are they doing? They are making sure that the support is for secure environments that are oriented towards hybrid work. They are designed to create step parody and parody of experience is one of these big sort of marketing terms and we have to think about, well, what does that mean? What does that mean for a day in the life of your organization? Who are the folks that feel left out in the meetings? Who are the folks that get to lead them? How do you give everybody a voice in making those strategic transformations and help them feel included? So the next step is facilities. We talked a little bit about the maturity models. Those that are just thinking about how are we going to reorganize to be able to implement and return to office, how are we going to think about physical buildings and new ways that take us from simply a place to work to part of our work journey.

And more importantly, part of a larger strategic imperative to foster much more of an environmentally conscious way of working. A much more socially conscious way of working, and one that is guided by governance? It is not simply throwing that term around and having people say, oh, good, we are Leed certified, we are good, thanks. It's a much more holistic way of thinking about facilities. And we see that there are 52% that are investing in traditional office space or branch in remote locations, but this takes time. I have spoken with leaders that are looking at how to recreate their campuses to be much more of an integrated and seamless experience for employees.

And the momentum is growing, and the pressure is growing to be able to think about the buildings as not just being Leed certified, but being healthy buildings for employees. Being centers for innovations that bring people together that are physically side by side, but also people who are in very distributed remote places. So what do the leaders do? They think about the hybrid building, the hybrid facilities as something that is purpose driven. I have been in quite a few interviews with leaders who talk about how on the digital side they create office hours for their senior leaders to meet with people coming in on the physical side they are creating very dynamic environments that can be reconfigured, that can be purpose build and design to build out those collaborative experiences. So now I save the one for last. What is interesting about policy, sexy though it is is that many people get ahead of the game.

And if you remember probably going back over these last two years or so, we were all going to go back in September, right? And then it was going to be December, then marched, then June, then everybody threw up their hands and said, whatever. Then Elon Musk decided we were all going back again. The thing about policy is that it has to be calibrated. So you may be at a point where it's just something that HR puts in place. What are the goalposts we have to meet? How do we tell our CEO what it is our policy is in our recommendation? I think we need a policy for now, not just a policy that is based on an ever-changing goalpost, but if our policy is based on understanding what that end user experience needs to be, then it is the right policy.

But if our policy is ahead of where technology is, if it is ahead of where a culture is, it is not going to work. And I think that that is the challenge. Because many organizations may have a policy that is far ahead of what their technology can offer in order for people to be able to effectively execute on hybrid work. Conversely some of them have made huge investments in having access to collaborative tools and having access to the kinds of metrics that help you understand how your organization is integrate or not integrated. How learning in the flow of work is progressing. How application usage is succeeding or not to.

In those instances, that is good. But if you have a senior leader, and I have had many conversations that does not think that employees are trustworthy, having access to that technology is not going to succeed. So what did our research tell us? 51% or building long-term hybrid work strategies and only 31 percent are limited to work policies. So I would really encourage you to think about this in terms of not just the minimum viable remote work policy, but being able to calibrate. Because that's what the hybrid work leaders do. They align their hybrid work policies to what ever the maturity and the sophistication and the capability is of their cultures, their people, their leadership and t technologies.

Making sure that they are calibrated. Making sure that they are iterative and not something that is just written in stone. So what is the payoff? Well, those that do this well see 25% higher improvements in attracting top talent. They see higher improvement and business agility and regulatory compliance, and yes, the Holy Grail is employee productivity.

So there really is a payoff to making these investments. It is very much worthwhile. I think what a something to keep in mind and I will leave you with this prediction is by next year 70% of the G2000 and will deploy remote and hybrid-first models.

Because of all of the disruption that we talked about at the beginning of this conversation, and it is something you can expect to see in a way that will help to engage a much more diverse workforce to help address those skills gaps and all of the challenges we are facing in a very confusing time. So I will leave you with three questions. Are you in a position to know if your clients are ready to make this kind of transition? Are you ready to make this transition? And where will you need to move first? What will be yo focus point? I would like to encourage you to take a look at the study in detail.

We have an info brief for you to review. You can visit the operations center downstairs and I hope that you will stay tuned, because we are going to have a model to do an assessment where you can see where you stand. Thank you very much. [Applause] ... >> Good morning, happy Tuesday morning, everyone.

It is so great to be here in person with you all. And in typical hybrid-work fashion, I am also really happy to welcome you, good morning, good afternoon, good evening if you are joining remotely. It's great to have you here virtually as well. As Toby said, my name is Chris Stori.

I have the honor of leading the network experienced team. It is comprised of -- There we go. That network experienced team is comprised of the Cisco enterprise networking that is the catalyst and DNA center to Tela and so much more. The Meraki teams, and Cisco's industrial IoT networking t team. When I started my 10-year, I came from the Meraki team, and I am so happy to see how we bring the scenes together to be able to do so much more for you, our customers.

And our vision as a networking experience team is to transform customer experiences by simplifying powerful and secure technology. To do this, we bring together the strongest networking technologies in the industry and bring them together in new and innovative ways to deliver more value to you. And we are going to continue to do this and deliver the best end-to-end customer experiences while we also enable the campus to the future. And while we work to innovate and bring that campus of the future to life here, you know, there are a couple of trends that we all see that are guiding the evolution of what we do here inside of networking expe experiences. The first is cloud. We all recognize the benefits that can be achieved by going to the cloud.

Workloads, distributed apps, so much of this has already moved to the cloud and that trend continues in so many different ways. Speed, flexibility, greater insight, all things we see customers being able to get when they move certain things to the cloud. In our networks today, we have an amazing amount of data that we need to find ways to better tap into.

To be able to bring insight into what we do. To guide ourselves, to help our businesses do more with what they already have. And being able to harness the tools like AI and ML, to be able to do more automation is just so important for us all right now.

And just last week I was speaking to Gardner, and they continued to say that the number one thing that they hear from the folks that they talk to is I.T. resources continue to be the limiting factor in what we really need to be able to do. The more that we can automate our networks, the greater that it will allow us to take those valuable I.T. resources and be able to focus on what the organizations want to achieve. What are organization's mission is.

Now we know that as we continue to innovate on our networking portfolio, we need to do that in a way that allows for more flexible consumption. We hear from you all day about how you want different ways to consume the incredible technologies. We also hear so much about how you want to bring together the I.T. and the O team that works for some of the same reasons that I have Artie talked about about the ability with your I.T.

resources to do more and be able to accomplish more. To have policy and security that spans throughout your network. To be able to not have to cross train so many people to do so many different things. And when we build and innovate on our network, security is absolutely essential to everything that we do. Security needs to be built throughout the network, not just at the perimeter.

And finally, we all know how much hybrid work in these last two years has changed the way that we need our network to perform. We need to be able to rapidly adopt and connect anyone from anywhere at any time. So all of these trends really do lead us as we start to think about how do we move these amazing technologies that we have inside the networking experiences portfolio to do more for you. And it was amazing, Todd's keynote this morning. I know for our team, it just brought us so much joy to see all of the innovation that our teams are delivering. And we are looking to be able to as Todd said bring more flexibility and choice without compromising power in what we deliver from our networking technology.

Now within the networking experiences portfolio, we have the two leading technologies in the industry from Meraki, the number one in cloud management to catalyst. The iconic technology that does so much for building networks throughout the world. And with catalyst and DNA center, you have the ultimate and most flexible, most choice, the deepest heritage of all the capabilities that we have in our networking portfolio. And with Meraki, you have that ease of management and the ability to rapidly adapt to what is being changed in front of y you. And those cloud trends that I spoke about, that's true for all of us, right? We know that by leveraging the cloud we can do more. It helps reduce the complexity of managing your network.

It makes you more nimble and able to respond to changes faster. Because you access the data far faster than you have had before. And in general, it just is more agility to your I.T. team and ultimately your users in delivering outcomes of what you need.

Now our goal here by bringing the catalyst and Meraki portfolios together is to bring a more agile network. Innovation can happen faster for your network we do this. And by bringing catalyst and bringing cloud management to the atalyst portfolio, we want to accelerate to her transition to the cloud. Again, to bring those benefits, more agility, being able to move faster. Now only look at these two amazing things, they are so many different options of how we can bring them together to deliver value and when we do that, we start with the recognition that not every customer's journey to the clouing to be the same. And we need to meet you and give you the tools to move to the cloud when you want to.

Again, we recognize the benefit from the cloud, but we also recognize that for many of our largest customers and many customers in general, you want to continue to tap into the huge amount of capabilities that we do have through our on premise DNA center capabilities as well as CLI, so we will continue to invest in making you successful in deploying and managing your networks when you want to do it on prime as well as through call management. So we really have two ways and choices for you to manage your network. That's great, but it can be hard then to operate both of these.

We are taking a post of actions and how we deliver the products to be able to make sure that no matter which way you choose if you are moving to the cloud, that we make it as easy as possible for you. So there are three things that we are doing that I'm going to highlight here today that are going to help you on your journey to the cloud or continuing to manage OnPrem. First, we are bringing converged catalyst infrastructure. Both being able to manage it OnPrem or in the cloud. This underpins so much of what we do in our strategy for innovation.

Next up, we know that many of you as I said will want to continue to manage your devices through CLI on premise. We are bringing cloud monitoring to you to be able to continue to manage those devices on premise, but be able to pipe that data into the Meraki cloud, allowing you to move faster and get greater insights and be able to track clients all through that single pane of glass experience while being able to manage that device OnPrem. And finally, for those that want to continue to manage that want to deploy the DNA center, I am really excited that today we are continuing our investments in DNA center soluti we are -- Really tricky button. Now offering you a DNA center virtual client.

Here in early field trials for the DNA center virtual client in AWS, giving you more choice in how you deploy DNA center, you know, this is going to help you move faster and is a prime use case to actually move off of prime. If you manage your wireless through prime, this makes it easier for you to move to a virtual appliance for DNA ce center. Now we are offeri that flexibility and choice to customers to be able to do that in AWS.

As I said in early field trials, and we will also bring that in a virtual client you can bring in your own data center. Moving back to the cloud here. So, we are just extremely thrilled to be able to bring catalyst to the cloud management experience.

And for customers that are ready to take that next step towards cloud management, we are starting again with cloud monitoring for catalyst switching. And what is so exciting about this is that it is available today. For fixed port catalyst switching to the 92, the 93, the 9500. You a now able to take the data and continue to manage it OnPrem, but pipe that data into Meraki. Giving you insight, the ability to see what is going on in your network at a very rapid rate.

And you know, our intention again is to meet you no matter where you are in this journey. No matter where you are starting from, if in this case you want to manage OnPrem, this is how we reap some of the benefits of the cloud. And I think this is a huge benefit for those that don't want to adopt necessarily the DNA center.

But it's an even bigger benefit for those customers. So many that use DNA center and Meraki. In the office, the head to toe catalyst, going full stag. How can we get better observability of what is going on in the network, we now have the ability to do that. So we are focused on visibility, observability, and insights through cloud monitoring. And also looking at how we can help your network operations team deal with things like compliance that can be extremely challenging.

What is awesome about this and what I think will resonate with all of you is we are not asking you to do something new to do this, this is available with your DNA center license today. You can go and start getting this working today. Like I said, we are starting with the six port switching, and over time we will bring this to the catalyst wireless as well as modular switching. Now beyond monitoring and the journey to full cloud mana management, I am extremely proud of what the team has done here that they now have an early field trials the ability to take a catalyst 9300 and be able to migrate to debt into the cloud.

So no longer managing it OnPrem, and going into Meraki and integrating that device into the full Meraki dashboard experience. The vision is to do this for the catalyst 9K line and again, we are starting with the 9300 and early field trials today. So in your journey into the cloud, you have monitoring, being able to continue to manage that device OnPrem, but pipe the data into the cloud, and then full management of the switches of the 9300 and more to come if you want to go to the full cloud management.

But I'm excited to talk about, about common Wi-Fi 60. This idea of common catalyst infrastructure ng three new access points today. Wi-Fi 60 access points, some of the most powerful access points that will be available on the market that now give you the choice. To give you the choice to manage that same device either OnPrem or on the cloud. This is the first step in that unified hardwire for wireless and are extremely excited to have these three new access points available.

Two of these access points are ready to order early July, just a couple of weeks from now. And there will be shipping in the late fall. But I do want to just mention we will continue to see supply chain challenges in our wireless access points. If you are in line for that Wi-Fi 6E, you have that order in and I encourage you to keep it there, because we do anticipate the same challenges here that you are likely to put yourself further down the line if you move out of the weight to that you are in. So excited about this choice of management through a single hardware.

Move to the cloud now, move to the cloud when you're ready. Investment protection for you, our customers. And with that, I want to show you these things.

So I want to invite Joe Aaron out to the stage for some demoing. ♪ ♪ >> thanks. >> Joe, thank you, thank you so much.

I'm incredibly excited, and it is great to show it live. It is real. Let's get into it. >> Absolutely.

So you talked a lot about bringing the cloud to these Catalyst platforms and bring in the platforms into the Meraki dashboard and that's what we want to show today. We want to show what it looks like in the dashboard itself. So what you're seeing here is the network for a network that includes all the things that Chris talked about today. It includes the new common hardware access points, it includes Catalyst 9300 that are actually fully migrated to the cloud management, and it includes some 9500 core switches that are managed OnPrem, but monitored from the cloud. So we will dig in and look a little bit at what each of these looks like. When we look at the access point we will see that it looks a lot like a Meraki access point.

This is what you expect, this is in the full Meraki managed experience, so it will look and act and feel exactly like any Meraki a T and give you the full management capability, all of the same tools, all of the same views. If we move up to the 9300 switches, that are fully minutes from dashboard, they will look and feel exactly like Meraki switches, because we are using the same cloud experience in the same capabilities. We even got a notification that our power supply is off-line, which we should probably look at after the session. By the beauty is the full experience that you get through the cloud delivered on that hardware. Now where in my humble opinion this gets even more interesting is when we go up from here into the 9500. And you can see that we have a 9500 uplink here.

If I jump over to the 9500 which are not managed by the cloud, but monitored by the cloud, I am still getting the same look and feel, the same dashboard, but a subset of those capabilities, because it is not managed from dashboard, it is monitored from dashboard. I can see information as Chris said, telemetry and data that is coming from that device and flowing into the cloud so that I can see it here in the dashboard in that single hand. >> That's awesome, so, monitoring seems powerful, but like what are some of the use cases you see our customers really being able to solve with monitoring? >> I think the most obvious one is network health and device health. Looking at the switches and seeing if there is something wrong.

It seeing if they are not operating the way that you want them to you. Seeing if there are errors on an interface. Being able to do some basic troubleshooting.

If I want to go in here and pull forwarding table as an example, having that visibility into whether the device is doing what you need it to do and your network is operating the way that you no operate. >> So I think for those of us that got to see Todd Nightingale's keynote, he talked about mismatched lamps, the scourge of networking, is that something we would be looking at here? >> It's actually a great example, because now that the dashboard is getting data from the managed and monitored devices, yes, we are able to identify mismatched dealings even on devices not managed from the cloud, which is incredibly powerful. And not only can we see the information about the device, we can also see the information about the device and connected client.

What is on the network?at traffr the network? Who is doing what? What kind of devices, what kind of traffic? What users are connected as well, all of that through the dashboard experience. >> Superpowerful for client troubleshooting to see it throughout your entire network here. Okay.

But this is in the dashboard, what about the customers looking to automate and do more automation through the network? >> We have a whole suite as you know of APIs that are built into those Meraki dashboards. And a lot of customers that are using the API to interact with the Cisco Meraki infrastructure. When we connect these Catalyst platforms to the cloud, they are also going to be able to leverage those APIs, so you can hit the APIs and information out of t centralized cloud dashboard not only about your Meraki hardware, but your managed or monitored Catalyst software as well. >> So giving you the information that you want across your estate. >> That's exactly it. >> Fantastic.

Joe, thank you for this. It's alive, people. This is great, thank you, Joe.

I appreciate it. All right. So, there is so much more to learn. We are taking our first steps here. I want you all to be able to you know, learn more about these first steps, but we are just thrilled with all of what we are going to be able to do here. And I want to thank you for being on this journey with us as we continue to deliver more innovations in this area as we bring Catalyst to the cloud managed experience, but also continue to invest in the tooling that we have two be able to manage your devices on OnPrem, but also link them up and do more with the space.

So to learn more, please go to the product overview. Network journey your way, you can hear a lot more about how you can get started on your journey to the cloud if that is your journey today. Stop by the networking demo booth. We have so much to show you in the Cisco showcase.

And then visited the Meraki website to learn more about the benefits of the cloud, and with that, I will close out. Thank you so much for being with us. Enjoy the rest of Cisco Live.

... ♪ ♪ >> We just heard from Chris Stori in the innovation theater about unified management, Catalyst, Meraki, used to be in and/or, now two great together and is the same what we are saying now. We can do all we did before within the DNA Spaces moving policies back and forth that you can manage and monitor them anywhere. You are on your way to the office to do some monitoring, hit some traffic, can't get out of the house, I just don't want to spend the gas to get there, I can monitor it from anywhere.

You can do it from the cloud. So if you want to learn more about that wherever you are on your cloud management journey, there is more you can find in the networking space and the networking showcases that we have down here over at the network operations center next to us in the broadcast studio. I am Annie Murphy here in studio actually on the world solution show floor live from Cisco Live.

Las Vegas 2022, where it is day 2 and we are underway. We have all of this traffic here, but you can check us out online at CiscoLive.com. You can also chat with us @CiscoLive, we will hear from Robb Boyd who is supposed to be on the floor somewhere, and I think that we are going to take a look at what we are doing at the Webex innovations and integrations corner at the far end. You can join us and take a look at what we are doing down there.

Rob, show us what we have going on in the corner. I hear you are going into deep space. >> Potentially going into deep space. To the launch has been delayed till August or somewhere in the fall time frame. But it has been going on without me for quite some time. Aunt Annie, it was your recommendation I should check it out.

I'm so glad you brought it to my attention, but if you are on the show floor, either way you can get it digitally as well, but if you are here, we have a spatial replica here. What they are showing in the technology is the different work that Cisco has been doing in collaboration with Amazon and Lockheed Martin, and the ideas that we don't know how some of the tools that may be read ten to rely on are going to work in deep space on a regular basis. Completely different environment for obvious reasons. I don't think and then deep vacuum of space that the suppression on Webex is going to add noise back in, who knows.

Thoughts to dwell on, but what is interesting here is that they are working with the NASA space network to say with all of the incredible delay and the way information will go back and forth, how can you really get something like rich media and a collaborative fashion that is something you are use to? And there is experience with the codecs and things that I would not think possible. I want to introduce Joe no luck, tell us what you are responsible for and what someone might take from what you have here. >> I am the sponsor from the business unit for all of the work we are doing with Lockheed network and Amazon, we were in a dark room in Houston dreaming up what could be possible, so it's really nice to see the real things and the good proximity of what we could do.

You said most of the things that I think people should take away from this, right? You did all of your homework and remembered it. The big problem we have to solve is as these go further and further outcome of this is not a trip around the earth, this is the moon, this is Mars. There a lot of problems we have to solve, you mention the Kodak, the compression, the latency.

It takes a long time for signals to get. That took a lot of long time to figure it out. And we are super proud of the Webex team to figure it out.

As we do more space exploration, you can't fly 30, 50, 70 scientists. So the video we think of to get work done on earth is going to help scientists on earth tracked those experiments in space. Now everyone can be looking over the shoulder so to speak as thdoing experiments are happeni. In the video collaboration as he mentioned, I think that that is really exciting.

>> I love the partnership with Amazon, figuring out what is the right interface we will go to. We have space time contribute to expand and I think we have this issue of onboarding. And going to space or using tools that are much more complex and different. Yes, they are trained, but how quickly could they do things that should not be difficult and we can simplify the interface, Alexa when not connected to the cloud below has to understand a set of instructions here.

Is this the realm we are doing with Amazon? >> It absolutely is, at something that we take for granted, asking Alexa what a question is, it can revolutionize how those astronauts get work done. Of the screens they deal with have hundreds of data points, so asking a question of what is the rotational velocity or the temperature makes it fast, easy, and hands-free. So to your point and efficiency game that makes space expiration so much.

>> That is awesome, I was testing out the Alexa connection and said turn on my kitchen lights, they confirmed and went back on in Dallas. Thank you guys so much. Just going to give you a brief look before we run out of time that there are a lot of interesting people to talk to you as there are all over the shore of Florida. One thing I did not get to do is I did not make time with a reservation, but let me show you the hologram over here. Follow me, I'm trying not to turn my back to you guys. Coming over here really quick.

So they are doing some interesting stuff with a bit cast, but then a partnership with Webex Elite and what we are doing in terms of a hologram I want to tell you a little bit about. If you come around There's people experiencing from a holograph perspective. Don't want to interrupt their meetings. This is where some of our collaborators is now going.

It's not out yet but the testing is going on. You can come to the booth and experience what would you like to interact in a holographic fashion with more senses engaged, really making kind of a different remote but much more personal connection when you start looking at where these things are going. Not trying to make headsets or anything like that.

They are about a platform. It's the right place to be. What's the next level of In space, how do we interface? How do we do it with people here on earth? We have lots of options and Webex is leading the way. Handing it back over to you, Annie.

>> That's awesome. Are you actually talking to me or you are at home and I am speaking to a hologram version of Rob? >> Don't even bring that up. I talked to the Lockheed Martin guys. The staff that they dropped on me, talk about how fast you can on board and get people working correctly, these astronauts make 250,000 an hour so I made a mental note to talk to the producers because my pay rate is way off if that's the going rate we should be targeting.

>> It's pretty incredible if you think about appeared all the innovations within Webex and the partnership. If you are here on the show floor, take a look at the Webex integrations. Earlier we were able to have a close look at the Cisco showcase. You me if few familiar faces. Going to walk you to the innovations. It's been a while since we've been able to be at Cisco Live live.

We're going to take a look at the showcase theater and have some walk-throughs and demonstrations. Why don't you take a look at this tour. >> Welcome to Cisco Live 2022.

We are here physically in person in Las Vegas that we have not backed off on the full digital experience. Want to make sure you get everything you need to be effective. I'm in front of the Cisco showcase, all kinds of great people how we can work in a more optimal fashion. From anywhere, the home, office, wherever you need to do to get stuff done. We had a chance to talk with the experts about what it takes to pull off that perfect expe experience.

We want to start with Lauren White. >> Excited to be here with distinguished architect, Venice. Where we? >> We are standing in the work from office environment. We have work from home and work from anywhere. These three immersive interactive environments have been set up to showcase how Cisco can make hybrid work better. Whether you're working from home, whether you're in the office, running a global meeting or event or you are trying to be productive on the go, Webex powers your hybrid work.

I like to show you how we are hybrid working at Cisco. Welcome to our nearly transform New York City office. This is Cisco's first smart building enabled office. It's designed to create an environment that will attract and retain our top talent. Maintain their well-being. Give them the ultimate flexible working.

>> I am super impressed. Can you share more about the technologies empowering this reimagined workplace. Making things more flexible, more sustainable, more visible. >> So many great Cisco technologies.

We have the catalyst 9,000 switches, Wi-Fi. The Meraki camera, the Webex devices. We have POE lighting, sensors, POE powered desks. Cameras, headsets, it's all managed. The brand-new Cisco smart workplaces.

See, I have to know more about smart work spaces. >> Oh, I can show you. This is Cisco smart work spaces and misses from our DNA Spaces platform. It integrates our Cisco wired and wireless infrastructure. Meraki cameras and Webex dev devices.

Create a real-time visibility dashboard that shows occupancy status, shows temperature, humidity, air quality, space availability for meeting rooms in our desks and so much more. >> The first thing I'm thinking is what organizations could benefit most from something like this? >> Every organization with the corporate office can really benefit from the visibility it provides. There people are looking for information and guidance and so they will really welcome the current office status. Their facilities, management and leadership, really would love workplace insights and the new workplace cadence as well as usage. That is something every organization is looking for. >> Amazing.

Thank you so much. >> Thank you, Vanessa for walking us through those hybrid work experiences. I am standing here in the I.T.

operations center which runs down the center of the Cisco showcase and if there was a curtain here, I'd be pulling it back. We'd be taking a look at the Cisco solutions that enable all of the hybrid work experiences that Vanessa shared with us. I am here with the head of product marketing at Cisco Meraki. What can we expect to discover here at the I.T. operations center? >> It's great to be here.

There's over 20 different demos of those platforms that make hybrid work. Everything from full-stack observability. AppDynamics. To make sure e application that you run is optimized and running at its best. You can step back into the world of security and look at our Cisco Talos as well as the brand-new Cisco plus secure connect now turnkey solutions that we just launched last week.

The one that is near and dear to my heart is cloud management capabilities they are demoing. Whether it is for Meraki or the brand-new cloud management for catalyst. >> Can you demo that for me? >> Absolutely. What you see right here is the Meraki dashboard and if you haven't seen it lately, it's got a fresh new look.

Next generation eraki dashboard and we purpose built it for the scale for some of our customers. What you're seeing here is the switch view and what is new about this is unlike the past where it was only Meraki visible, you actually have the ability to see those catalyst 9500s, 9300s. Whether you're switches 1,000 feet away or a thousand miles away. This one happens to be in San Jose.

I have the ability to monitor and even do some basic troubleshooting on my infrastructure. It's an incredibly powerful way to scale up and adjust networks. >> Thanks for walking us through this. Up next is the network operation center. It's the heartbeat of Cisco Live.

Let's go find out exactly what does it take to deploy, monitor, and secure this live Cisco Live network. Rob, are you there? >> Who's there? Oh, it is Alex with a knock-knock joke. JW is here. So happy to have you here.

Tell me a little bit about what we have. Is this real? Are these screens to give us some action or is this what's actually happening? >> It's awesome to be back in Vegas. It's been three years since we were at Cisco Live so we are super excited to be here.

A lot of people do think that it's static equipment on display but at Cisco Live our network is a live demo. It's running the network here at Cisco Live. These are live stats. You can see over here on the wireless account overnight was a big dip and now he popped up.

10,000 people. >> People are starting to arrive, whether we see them or not. I may ask you, for anyone that doesn't understand how seriously you and your team take this endeavor.

What does the NOC encompass? What are you responsible for? >> That is all the network for the event. We have all the Mandalay Bay properties. Not the exhibit hall and the meeting areas that we are breakout rooms, technical seminars. Across the street we have a direct fiber link. We have a distribution we are supporting testing centers and some labs and then we have fiber to the four seasons conference center as well.

>> I know you are upping your game and trying to get better each time. The services that you provide for everybody including all the vendors. You get here early. What kind of stuff are you doing different now that you think is worth mentioning as you improve for 2022? >> We do get here early, we have a really big team. We get support from all across Cisco. And then we also have some partners that support us.

Net app. LeGrand. We have partnered to bring in three by 100 gig links. >> I forget because are so many different things that go on, the event is a lot of different events. You are connecting hotels, connecting things have happened at different times.

JW, your team has done good. I've heard zero complaints. Nothing but good stuff.

Any final point? >> I am just glad to be here. >> Thank you so much. Come check out the Noc. Let's check in with Lauren. >> Thank you, Rob, I am standing here with product marketing manager, Lisa.

How are you? Can you tell us about how the service provider product hardware and optics work together to make hybrid work work better? >> Sure. So the service providers are an essential part of the hybrid work ecosystem. They create the network that connects your working from home, working from your car, working from the coffee shop. They built that whole network. >> Can you tell us about the innovations and service provider wonder wall? >> So what we have here at the SP wonder wall is the Cisco blueprint for service providers we have a full production environment that Cisco built.

I want to tell you about why this matters. Cisco's purpose is to build an inclusive future for all so we are changing the economics of the Internet to close the digital divide between those that have high-speed Internet and those that don't. We are also helping create networks that are more affordable, better managed, lower optics. And the question is how do we do that? We combine the power of optics, silicon, software, and systems.

Together these components are converging different layers to make a fully automated network. We are converging as much as possible in the transport layer, in the automation layer. In the subscriber management layer.

This is changing the economics from a capital perspective to an operational perspective. We are seeing great results. Some of our new solutions are bringing our customers lower TCO by as much as 46% and those that have been in this transformational journey have been better able to respond to the pandemic and the hybrid work models that have come out and all of the conductivity that's needed. So I want to talk a little bit about the wonder wall here.

They have a full production environment. Aggregation, aggregation, core and we have along each area of the components you need. The optics and the appliances that you need. I really want to tell you about Cisco Silicon One.

It's our unified network, processor architecture rebuilt in house and it's used in all of our devices. We also have optical -- optics devices. You can see here it's a wonder wall. We've also integrated all the pieces of cloud and data centers that service providers need because they are now providing 5G and value-added services like the Internet of things.

Of course we provide automation and security across the entire production environment and finally what's important is that we are helping with segment routing. So that the service providers can do network slicing which means they can add value added services like SD-WAN and private 5G. So this is the full live environment. We also have a digital environment where you can go through everything we've talked about and get details. >> Wow. Thank you so much for that, Lisa.

Now we are going to check in with Alex over at the hybrid cloud area. >> Thanks, Lauren. One of the things we're most excited about is the launch of the Cisco Nexus 9808 switch. I am standing here next to Gerald Richard, who exactly is this switch for? >> Thank you.

This is the Nexis 9800. This is designed and positioned for large enterprises, large financial customers, cloud service providers in any data center operator. Along with the chassis we are introducing a new card which pretty much doubles the capacity compared to the Nexus 9500. You get backwards compatibility. In addition to the line cards, we have supervisors.

the power of the chassis we have modules at the back that give a most 14.4 terabits. From a functional standpoint, the line cards. The rest of the portfolio, the 9800 supports HDI. >> Sounds like a powerful machine. How would it fare underwater? >> Not good. >> You might be surprised by this next device.

Lauren is standing by the IoT wall. >> I'm here with Matt, the director of technical marketing engineering at Cisco. Matt, I've got to understand what's going on.

My eight and a half years at Cisco, I've never seen an access point in water. >> Lauren, all of the customers in the aquarium's that need to provide conductivity, we've got you covered. For everybody else, this is an example of the ruggedness built into our access points.

A lot of our industrial products. This is the new catalyst I W. It's our first outdoor, rugged Wi-Fi 6 the access point. That means you can take advantage of all the additional capabilities. It can move up to six gigahertz. Everything works great with that.

It's a pretty awesome access point. Starting to see it outdoors in lots of places that need conductivity outdoors. This is an example of how we can take dust, heat, humidity, storms, hail, whatever you want to throw at it.

>> Thank you. Now over to Rob. From the fishbowl to the bakery. >> Thank you. I am in a different part of the Cisco showcase. Whenever I am lost I try to find Scott Nubian.

Scott, than much for being there to help me. Where are we? We at the beginning o the end of the journey? >> We are at the beginning. We are in our work anywhere environment, in this case it's a bakery.

You'll find the latest and greatest solutions for hybrid work, stuff from Webex. We've got our Meraki Wi-Fi for the great conductivity in public spaces. We are securing it all with Cisco security solutions.

No matter what industry you're from, no matter where "work from" is for you. The airport, the mother-in-law's house. Here the bakery. Cisco has solutions to work productively, collaboy.

>> You can't be physically here, how do we get more resources? >> Visit our digital so case -- showcase running to the end of June. You can find the hybrid work solutions we've been talking about and showing yo

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