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Cisco to Hold Press Conference Unveiling the Next Phase of its Smart+Connected Communities Initiative in North America

Dr. Anil Menon will participate via Cisco TelePresence to announce new pilot programs aimed at regional improvements for citizens via network-enabled solutions

June 20, 2010


Cisco and a leading Ohio nonprofit will announce a new partnership and series of pilot programs aimed at improving local citizens' quality of life. This relationship is the latest in Cisco's ongoing global Smart+Connected Communities initiative, with the goal of increasing access to education and government services via advanced connected technologies. Dr. Anil Menon, president for Smart+Connected Communities at Cisco, will join via Cisco TelePresence to highlight how Cisco is empowering cities and regions to bring economic, social and environmental sustainability to its citizens by incorporating the use of vertical solutions built on the network.  In addition, the press conference will feature live demos showcasing several of the integral technologies that are driving this vision forward.


  • Dr. Anil Menon, president for Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco
  • Representatives from an Ohio-based nonprofit, as well as several other local organizations


Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific


  • Live via Cisco TelePresence in select U.S. cities: Richfield and Cincinnati, OH; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; and San Jose, CA. For media interested in attending on site, please contact Alissa Carter at 415-593-8447 to RSVP.
  • Virtual via live webcast: watch the press conference streamed live or on replay at http://tools.cisco.com/cmn/jsp/index.jsp?id=102871.

  • Global Support Phone Numbers for Webcast:

    United States - 1.408.525.1000 (San Jose, California)
    Australia - 61.2.8446.5500 (North Sydney)
    Japan - 81.3.5324.4400 (Tokyo)
    France - 33.15.804.3400 (Paris)
    Netherlands - 31.20.357.3400 (AMS)
    Germany - 49.811.554.3400 (HLB)
    China - 86.10.8507.7300 (Beijing)
    UK - 44.20.8824.3500

About Cisco's Smart+Connected Communities

The Cisco Smart+Connected Communities initiative is designed to provide cities and communities with smart and connected solutions for utilities, safety and security, connected real estate, transportation, healthcare, learning, sports venues, and government services. By providing a network-enabled blueprint for successful "smart" cities of the future, Cisco Smart+Connected Communities solutions help transform physical communities into connected communities that can help realize sustainable economic growth and GDP, enable environmental sustainability through resource management and operational efficiencies, and enhance the residents' quality of life.

About Cisco Systems

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

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