Cisco Live 2019 was about the future of collaboration, which is all about cognitive collaboration and interoperability. The Cisco ecosystem has always had vastly more collaboration tools (contact center, VoIP, on and off-prem) than many of the upstart cloud players, but in the age where less is more and simple wins hearts, Cisco has needed a wildcard to differentiate their meeting tools.
Chuck Robbins’ keynote at Cisco Live 2019 wasn’t particularly inspirational, but instead heavy on tactics.. The company’s strategy is driven by tying together users, data, applications, and security through infrastructure. This is driving companies—and Cisco’s customers—to succeed in transforming, and who sometimes tactics over inspiration is okay. Especially when you take a company like Cisco’s performance into consideration.