In a splash we are not used to seeing it has been announced that at Cisco Connect Toronto on October 12 (Also known as “Mini Live”) – the keynote speaker will be Chuck Robbins.
In the past the Cisco Canada President – currently Rola Dagher would keynote this event, but this year with Chuck Robbins coming on site, I think we will see an increase in attendees.
But will Chuck Robbins upstage Rola Dagher? Will they stand side by side on stage? Will Chuck and Rola have sit down and talk about technology and specifics about Canada?
This could be a pivotal moment in history for Cisco Canada – as in the past, the great white north has felt cut off from the super power that is Cisco USA. With Chuck coming here, it may give customers a feeling of connection back to the mother-ship in California.
No doubt the focus of conversation from Chuck Robbins will be DNA-Centre, SD-Access and Catalyst 9K technologies – but how will he customize the keynote for the Canadian audience.
I will be there – and will bring reaction back to the blog.