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Press Release -- January 4th, 2011
Source: Verizon
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Verizon and Cisco to Discuss 2011 Retail Trends at Special NRF Media Event

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. –Verizon and Cisco executives will hold a joint media event at the NRF Conference: Retail's BIG Show on Sunday, Jan. 9, to discuss the 2011 retail industry landscape and how technology is helping retailers do business more efficiently and effectively. Highlights will include a demonstration of the Cisco Cius™, a purpose-built, mobile collaboration business tablet that will be available in spring 2011.

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 9, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: The Modern
9 West 53rd Street
New York, New York
212- 333-1220
WHO: Ravi Bagal, vice president of retail and distribution, Verizon Business
Lindsay Parker, director of global retail industry solutions, Cisco
Greg Buzek, founder and president of consulting firm IHL Group
WHAT: Verizon and Cisco will discuss what’s next for retailers in 2011. During the panel moderated by Greg Buzek, who is considered one of the most influential people in retail by RIS News, the companies will detail how technology will enhance the consumer retail shopping experience, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Food and beverage will be served.
Reporters and industry analysts interested in attending should RSVP to Brianna Carroll Boyle of Verizon Business or Kevin Petschow of Cisco by Friday, Jan. 7.

BACKGROUND:

In his role at Verizon, Ravi Bagal is responsible for the company’s vision and strategy for the retail vertical. This includes defining, developing and implementing integrated IT solutions for world-class retailers as well as overseeing a team of global retail IT consultants. Visit Verizon at NRF at booth #2502.

Lindsay Parker leads the global retail solutions marketing team at Cisco. This team develops and markets technology solutions that enable retailers to become more effective through improved business processes and intelligent technology deployment. For more information on Cisco and its involvement in the 2010 NRF Conference and Exposition, visit here.

Media Contacts:
Brianna Carroll Boyle
+1-703-859-4251
brianna.boyle@verizon.com
Kevin Petschow
Cisco
773-444-5106
kpetscho@cisco.com

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