News Release

Cisco to Host Public Sector Press and Industry Analyst Event April 19

WHAT: Cisco Systems is hosting a press and industry analyst
Apr 18, 2005

WHAT: Cisco Systems is hosting a press and industry analyst event highlighting the important role that networking solutions play in transforming governments to meet the needs of citizens. Attendees will hear first hand from state, local and federal government organizations and educational institutions about their business and technology strategies. Customers will share their challenges, the role technology plays in transforming their business, and how Cisco's strategic advisory services have helped them increase productivity, enhance safety, stimulate economic development and improve education.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the solutions that governments and educational institutions are deploying to meet unique mission needs, including wireless, IP telephony and security solutions.

During the event, reporters and analysts will be able to tour the Cisco G-Wagen. Designed for public safety, first response, homeland security and battlefield deployment, the G-Wagen is outfitted with the most advanced mobile IP solutions available providing exceptional IP communications capabilities in an armored, all-wheel-drive vehicle.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22201

The event will be available via web cast for any reporters and industry analysts unable to attend. To register for the web cast visit:

Teleconference details for participants:  
Teleconference Bridge Number 800.638.4817
International Bridge Number 617.614.3943
Participant Passcode 13982921

9:00am-9:30am: Registration and breakfast
9:30am-10:05am: Transforming Government Challenges into Citizen ValueSue Bostrom, Senior Vice President, Internet Business Solutions Group and Worldwide Government Affairs Cisco Systems
10:05am-10:25am: A Thought Leader's Perspective John Eger, President, World Foundation for Smart Communities
10:25am-11:10am: Communications Services Collaboration California State University at Monterey Bay, Gil Gonzales, CIOCity of Monterey, Fred Cohn, Deputy City Manager
11:10am-12:00pm: Customer Panel Discussion: moderator Sue Bostrom

Arlington County, Christopher David, CTO
California State University Monterey Bay, Gil Gonzales, CIO
City of Monterey, Fred Cohn, Deputy City Manager
U.S. Park Police, Lt. David Mulholland, CIO
12:00pm-12:30pm: Cisco's Business and Technology Strategies for Governments Greg Akers, Senior Vice President and CTO, Cisco Systems
12:30pm-1:00pm: Cisco G-Wagen showcase highlighting mobile IP networking solutions. Lunch