Who Is Cisco?
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco' s vision is to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.
Cisco provides hardware, software and service offerings to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen their competitive advantage.
Cisco was founded in 1984. It is headquartered in San Jose, California. The company employs over 65,000 people.
Why is Cisco participating at Shanghai?
In October 2009, Cisco signed an agreement to build a Corporate Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China to be held from May 1st to October 31st, 2010.
The official Expo theme is ' Better City, Better Life' .
The theme of the Cisco Pavilion is Smart+Connected Life. The Pavilion is an expression of Cisco' s long-term commitment to China. It was designed to demonstrate how innovative technologies will be used to build better cities so that people can enjoy better lives.
Cisco is a senior sponsor of networking systems and solutions for the Expo, and is providing networking and technical services to World Expo partners and participants.
What is the focus of the Cisco Pavilion?
In 1999, some 2.8 billion people lived in cities. As a result of climate change and poor stewardship practices, by 2030 nearly 5 billion people – some 60% of the world' s population will live in cities. This growth will occur almost entirely in developing nations.
Using examples from current projects, the Cisco Pavilion will demonstrate how cities able to share data over a broadband network will be better able to stimulate economic development, improve the quality of life for their residents, and implement practices to reduce their carbon footprint and ensure environmental sustainability.
Who should attend?
The Pavilion has been specifically designed to address the interests of government officials, project developers and investors, service providers and corporate leaders.
It is a must-see exhibit for leaders and managers who need to understand how to assess and prepare for the continuing expansion of global digital connectivity.
What will the visitor take away from the experience?
Visitors will gain a deeper understanding of how Cisco' s concept of Smart+Connected Communities will stimulate economic development, benefit citizens, attract private investment, make better use of natural resources, and lower the cost of operating a city.