Cisco Live 2024

AI is taking center stage as networking and cloud giant Cisco Systems opens its annual Cisco Live conference this week in Las Vegas. CRN is live on the show floor bringing you all the coverage you need from the event.

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Cisco Chief Strategy Officer Patterson: AI Is ‘Going To Live Up To The Hype’
‘If you listen to really smart people around the globe, they’ll tell you that [AI] is one of those technologies that is actually going to live up to the hype. And so the $1 billion global AI investment fund we just announced this week, that’s just the start for us, frankly,’ Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Mark Patterson tells CRN.

Cisco Beefs Up Its Security Offerings With Splunk, AI Tech
Cisco unveiled a number of security updates at its Cisco Live conference, including integrating its Splunk acquisition with Cisco security, a new firewall series, and new AI-native management for its Cisco Security Cloud.

Cisco Unveils $1B AI Startup Investment Fund, New AI Partnership With Nvidia
‘[AI is] changing the way businesses communicate with each other. It’s changing the way they leverage technology. And at Cisco, we believe we have a very significant role to play here in really being the trusted partner to help our customers navigate this new era of AI,’ says Mark Patterson, Cisco’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer.