Cisco and the Mobile Cloud
John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, was the headline act in this morning’s keynote session on Mobile Cloud here at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Chambers almost danced around the stage and spoke (in his West Virginian drawl) at a frantic pace. He wandered all over the set and ambled off into the audience and back again several times – like he was off for a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Keeping pace with his veritable stream of consciousness was no easy feat.
A few times René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, his co-panellist, looked a little perplexed. Chambers’ didn’t stick merely to the esoteric – he dived deep into Cisco’s mobile cloud solutions architecture. The speed of delivery and depth of content clearly allowed no time for fools to keep up. It was almost as though Chambers was on a mission to show the deepest, most superlative insight into network architecture that could be mustered – conscious that Huawei was chomping at what was rightfully his: the operator network market.
So I tracked down Stuart Taylor of Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group and asked him for his perspectives on all of this. The short audio interview with Stuart is featured below.