Cisco Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Showcases Future of City Management
SHANGHAI, China – May 17, 2010 – Cisco held its first session for members of the press at its pavilion at World Expo 2010. Besides being the senior sponsor of networking systems and solutions for World Expo, Cisco is also the only global information technology company with its own corporate pavilion.
From left to right: Anthony Elvey, Rob Lloyd, and Owen Chan in front of the Community+Exchange Console
At the first media day at the Cisco Pavilion, Cisco executives Rob Lloyd, executive vice president of Worldwide Operations, and Owen Chan, president and CEO of Greater China, took the press through Cisco' s vision for the Smart+Connected Life in the year 2020. This vision is based on Cisco' s Smart+Connected Communities initiative, a platform over which governments and city planners can build the sustainable city of the future.
- Cisco is the only global IT company with its own corporate pavilion at World Expo. Cisco is also the senior sponsor of networking systems and solutions for World Expo.
- The theme at the Cisco Pavilion is ' Smart+Connected Life' , which is in line with the World Expo theme of Better City, Better Life.
- The Cisco Pavilion is a living, breathing showcase of Cisco' s Smart+Connected Communities initiative, which provides a blueprint for governments and city planners as they develop the sustainable cities of the future.
- The Cisco Smart+Connected Communities initiative is designed to provide cities and communities with smart and connected solutions for utilities, safety and security, connected real estate, transportation, healthcare, learning, sports venues, and government services.
- By providing a network-enabled blueprint for successful "smart" cities of the future, Cisco Smart+Connected Communities solutions help transform physical communities into connected communities that can help realize sustainable economic growth and GDP, enable environmental sustainability through resource management and operational efficiencies, and enhance the residents' quality of life.
- Visitors to the Cisco Pavilion will also experience future technologies that transform a city' s key sectors like health care, education, transportation, offices and the home. Highlights from the showcase include systems that allow for green home energy control, digital whiteboards in classrooms, virtual health care, real-time public transportation management, and a smart grid for utilities.
- Currently, the implementation of these technologies is already being planned in Chinese cities such as Chengdu and Chongqing, and also internationally, in the state of Colorado in the U.S. and in Songdo, Korea, where Cisco is helping incorporate networked technology directly in the city infrastructure.
Rob Lloyd, executive vice president of Worldwide Operations, Cisco
"Cisco is providing a blueprint for smart and connected communities. A smart and connected community improves the quality of life for its citizens by streamlining public service functions like education, transportation and health care. The Cisco Pavilion is a must-see for government officials who want to transform their cities into more productive, connected and sustainable societies."
Owen Chan, president and CEO of Greater China, Cisco
"At Expo, Cisco is able to engage China' s government officials, developers, and urban planners as well as China' s citizens in discussions about the benefits of an intelligent networked city infrastructure. The way people are using technology today will be vastly different from the way it will be used even as soon as 10 years from now. We want each of these groups to embrace these changes to make their cities and our world a better place to live."
World Expo 2010, Smart+Connected Communities
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