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Press Release -- November 7th, 2011
Source: Cisco Systems
Tags: Telepresence, Video

Cisco Networkers 2011 Demonstrates the Technology of the Future

One of the Largest IT Events in Hong Kong Helps Empower Local IT Industry with Latest Networking Knowledge

HONG KONG, November 7, 2011 – Cisco® Networkers 2011, held today at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, demonstrated the technology of the future that will be essential for IT practitioners to stay ahead of the competition and become powerful players within and outside of their organizations. Numerous industry partners, technology vendors, business and technical organizations, together with more than 500attendees, participated in the event.

Themed "Beyond the Network – Mastering the technology of the future", Cisco Networkers 2011 began with welcoming remarks by Barbara Chiu, general manager, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau, and a keynote speech by Fred Baker, Cisco fellow. Participants were able to experience live demonstrations and benefit from a hands-on opportunity to appreciate and apply the latest technologies and trends. Lively discussions with Cisco experts also provided valuable insights into pertinent topics such as network infrastructure, collaboration and video, data center and virtualization, mobility and security, and service provider technology.

At the event, Cisco also celebrated the 5th Anniversary of Cisco TelePresence with the launch of the new and expanded offerings of Cisco TelePresence in Hong Kong. Fred Baker and Barbara Chiu were joined in officiating at the Celebration Ceremony by Lewis Liu, I.T. manager, Tesco International Sourcing, the company that sources products for the UK's largest retailer, Tesco, and uses Cisco TelePresence® to transform its business.

Tescohas deployed more than 100sets of Cisco TelePresence in its offices worldwide, including sevensets in Hong Kong. With the enhanced collaboration made possible by Cisco TelePresence, the company has been enjoying closer collaboration, higher productivity and faster decision-making, which is ultimately helping the company grow its international business. Tesco is continuing to develop its collaboration plans, rolling out Cisco TelePresence to every geographic area in its portfolio and expanding the role of video within its collaboration framework.

Supporting Quotes

Fred Baker, Cisco fellow

"Cisco Networkers 2011 is a very useful platform for us to meet with IT practitioners in Hong Kong, to have spirited discussions with them and to learn about their needs and the challenges they face. We are in the age of transformation. Over the last decade, we have witnessed tremendous change in the way people work, live, play and learn, which can be largely attributed to greater globalization, more mobility and the rapid rise in Internet and mobile device use. IT practitioners today need to keep abreast of the latest technology in order to stay competitive in the midst of this dynamic environment."

Barbara Chiu, general manager, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau

"I am very pleased to welcome the ever-popular Cisco Networkers event back to Hong Kong. Since the last Networkers here in 2006, Cisco has remained very focused in helping customers maximize the potential of the network to capitalize on business opportunitiesby introducing groundbreaking technologies in core routing, switching and services; collaboration; data center virtualization and cloud; architectures; and video. This event is one of our initiatives to provide knowledge and the breadth of Cisco technologies that empowers the IT practitioners to achieve success in their organizations and industry."

Lewis Liu, I.T. manager, Tesco International Sourcing

"It is my great pleasure to be here to join Cisco Networkers 2011 and be part of the celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Cisco TelePresence. Deeply impressed by the amazing ‘in-person' experience brought by Cisco TelePresence, our Hong Kong office decided to start deploying Cisco TelePresence in 2007 and has expanded its use globally since. This advanced technology transforms and enhances the way we collaborate, operate and make decisions. We will continue to invest in the future of our business by deploying more Cisco's business video solutions including TelePresence in our workplaces around the world to keep pace with the increasing demands of the industry and meet the needs of our staff."

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About TescoInternational Sourcing

Tesco International Sourcing is the retailer's global sourcing office based in Hong Kong, and helps supply GBP 4 billion at retail value of hardlines, clothing and corporate purchasing goods made in over 1,500 factories to all of Tesco's UK stores, as well as most of the non-food items sold in the 12 other countries in which Tesco operates. Tesco International Sourcing was established in Hong Kong 30 years ago.  It currently has various offices across the region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Poland, Sri-Lanka and Turkey.

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO, news, filings) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com. Cisco products are supplied in Hong Kong by the channel partners of Cisco Systems International, B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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