How Cisco Supports Hybrid Work
Managing hybrid work environments will be a major theme at this year’s event, with guidance on how organizations can enable intelligent hybrid workspaces in the office and at home, how the Webex collaboration application can help businesses support hybrid work, how zero-trust security can keep businesses safe during hybrid work, and how smart building technology can keep employees safe.
For example, in his session “Thriving in a Hybrid Work World,” Javed Khan, Cisco’s senior vice president and general manager for collaboration, will describe how Cisco’s portfolio of solutions will help businesses “more than just navigate” the fast-changing world of hybrid work.
In a separate session, the company will highlight the artificial intelligence built into its collaboration technology, diving deep into its benefits such as real-time language translation and transcription, background noise removal and technologies that drive better meeting experiences. Cisco’s collaboration AI also delivers real-time “relationship insights” that help meeting participants more deeply understand who other participants are, what their objectives might be and much more.
Business leaders also have to deploy the right in-office technology to support hybrid workers. In the session “Deploying Smart Building Technologies to Enable the Office of the Future,” Cisco’s Jon Heaton will explain that “expectations for the in-office environment and experience have changed.” The session will describe how Cisco technologies — such as its Catalyst 90W UPOE+ switches and partner solutions to control lighting, shading, sensors and HVAC systems — are enabling the office of the future.
Cisco Will Introduce Secure Cloud Insights
Cybersecurity will be another important theme — as it always is at Cisco Live — with several sessions on secure access service edge, multifactor authentication and how business can gain deeper visibility into their cyberdefense environments.
“Every asset within an organization’s cyber universe impacts its security posture,” Cisco notes, including cloud applications, containers, devices, databases, and much more. “As the attack surface expands, especially with increasing cloud adoption and remote work, we need a solution that provides end-to-end visibility into assets and their relationships to help understand and improve security posture.”
To that end, the company will introduce its new solution, Secure Cloud Insights, at Cisco Live.
Finally, even though the event will be virtual, Cisco still plans to roll out some big names from the entertainment world to keep attendees engaged. Live performances are planned by singer Brittany Howard and Dave Matthews Band.