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.