News Release

Cisco to Host Small and Medium-Sized Business Education Day and Executive Panel Discussion

WHAT: Cisco Systems will host its "SMB Education Day" at 9
Jun 03, 2003

WHAT: Cisco Systems will host its "SMB Education Day" at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, June 10, 2003. The day will begin with an executive panel discussion on the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, followed by a tour of a showcase of SMB networking solutions.

Cisco President and CEO, John Chambers, will participate in the executive panel discussion along with other prominent business and technology leaders, including:

  • John Edwardson, CEO of CDW, a leading direct market reseller focused on commercial customers
  • Chris Younger, President of Expanets, a leading provider of converged communications solutions to small and medium-sized businesses
  • R. Blane Walter, Chairman and CEO, inChord Communications, grand-prize winner of the Cisco Growing with Technology Award 2002 for operational excellence
  • Dan Rosensweig, Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo!, a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide

Peter Alexander, vice president of worldwide commercial market segment at Cisco, will moderate the discussion. Each panel participant will share a unique perspective on the important role that SMBs play in today's economic environment - its expected direction and the competitive landscape. The discussion will highlight how SMBs can improve productivity and gain a greater competitive advantage in today's challenging marketplace.

Following the SMB executive panel discussion will be a tour of the Cisco Commercial Solutions Showcase. The showcase is a 1700-square-foot space on the Cisco campus, featuring the best of Cisco networking solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. SMBs can discover first-hand how they can unleash the power of their networks for improved business productivity. Lunch will be available during the tour.

Due to space limitations, only members of the press and industry analysts will be invited to attend the event in person. All others are welcome to attend via live audio Webcast (URL for registration below) and submit questions online during the panel discussion.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 2003
9 to 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time).
WHERE: Cisco Headquarters
Executive Briefing Center, Building 10, New York room
300 East Tasman Drive
San Jose, Calif.
AGENDA: 9 to 10 a.m. - SMB Panel Discussion and Open Q&A
10:15 to 11:00 a.m. - Cisco Commercial Showcase Tour and Lunch
RSVP: If you would like to attend the event in person, please contact Ray Hadulco, Cisco Systems, at or (408) 853-6054.
WEBCAST: To register for the Webcast, please visit
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Ray Hadulco, at or (408) 853-6054.