It's been awhile since I blogged, but (early) New Year's Resolution is to do more of this and *much* more frequently.
I recently moved roles over at Cisco to the Chief Technology & Architecture Office, working for Dave Ward (Cisco's CTO & Chief Architect for Engineering) and with lots of great other folks who you'll hear about soon. I'm focused on driving new software solutions and offerings to market - from concept and initial architecture to delivery. We have some amazing things coming down the pipeline and more on that soon, I promise. I'll also be traveling a bit more speaking at events and discussing some of our roadmaps and what we see happening in the industry as a whole as we move increasingly into a virtualized world where new network architectures need to connect to and drive business outcomes via new technologies (and yes, lots of software in there).
Tomorrow we're hosting the Annual Technology Trends & Predictions Event, which will go into what we expect to see in 2014 for not just Cisco but the industry as a whole. It's my first public gig in my new role, and it will be a live broadcast event (via Cisco IPTV & WebEx). You can register here.
Dave & I will be speaking on the Future of Internet Architectures, including how open and programmable interfaces are not just a necessity but a must for today's infrastructure, and how services and APIs essentially *are* the new platform. We'll go into a few hints of what is coming down the pipeline, discuss Open Source, of course SDN & NfV and more, and what all of this means for customers, partners, developers - and even business users. That's all I'll disclose... for now. You'll have to attend in order to get the full scoop. :)
There's a great roster of speakers including Susie Wee (VP & CTO, Networked Experiences), Guido Jouret (VP & GM, Internet of Things) and Maciej Kranz (VP of the Corporate Technology Group) who will be walking through different aspects of multiple technologies, solutions and shifts we across the entire market as we move into 2014. Please use the Twitter hashtag #CiscoTechRadar when tweeting during the event as well - we'll have people responding and also ensure we answer questions post-event via that hashtag.
It will be a great event, I promise you that. Typically this is just an analyst, press and investor event but this year we're opening it up for the public to attend too - make sure you register to attend, and get ready with some good questions - we want to talk about what's coming in 2014 and I expect you guys to step up with some great questions to ask us. Post event I'll be sure to recap it here and happy to answer any Q&A that didn't get a chance to be answered as well.
Cheers, and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!/LC