Cisco at Glasgow 2014
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Cisco's vision at Glasgow 2014
At the time of the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games began at Glasgow's Celtic Park, Cisco was celebrating some 23 years in the UK and Ireland. As the Official Network Infrastructure Supporter to Glasgow 2014, what better place to demonstrate how Cisco's vision of a better connected, more innovative UK and Ireland can deliver far-reaching economic and societal benefits.
"I am really excited that the Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and even more pleased that Cisco is an official supporter of the games. I believe we are in a fabulous position to make the visitor experience absolutely brilliant and better than anything ever achieved at a Commonwealth Games. At Cisco we like to make amazing things happen by connecting the previously unconnected. 'The Internet of Everything' is our approach to connecting people, process, data and all things on the network. Glasgow 2014 is a perfect stage to showcase what we can make possible."
Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK and Ireland
At the heart of Cisco's Glasgow 2014 vision is what Cisco calls the "Internet of Everything" (IoE), an approach to connecting people, processes, data and things to create a range of benefits - from new commercial opportunities to better, richer consumer experiences.
At its core, the IoE is about innovation, and the potential that exists in finding new reasons and new ways to connect the disconnected. Founded on the principle that 99% of our world currently falls into the latter category, Cisco's vision is one that speaks to the inherent opportunity in bridging the divide between online and off.
In many ways, Glasgow 2014 is a microcosm of the IoE at work. Cisco's work for the Commonwealth Games saw it connecting the data and processes that events of this magnitude hinge on with the people and things that bring them to life in vivid colour. From the high speed transmission of mission critical Games data to the digital platforms that take the Commonwealth Games to the world, Cisco put in place a platform that ensured that Glasgow 2014 was a connected and inclusive event.