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Cisco Online TV Event: The Network as an Innovation Engine

Cisco Press Release

Global Retail Leader Tesco and Columbus Regional Airport Authority Discuss the Role of the Network in Fueling Business Innovation

June 13, 2011 - To explore how a next-generation network can fuel innovation and discuss how not all networks are created equal, Cisco's new global head of Enterprise Markets, Paul Mountford, will host a live IPTV broadcast on Wednesday, June 15th.  The interactive event will feature two industry-leading companies that have taken innovative approaches to leveraging next-generation networks: Tesco and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. 

  • Tesco:  Tesco is one of the world's largest retailers with approximately 5,000 stores and 472,000 employees across 14 countries. CIO, Mike McNamara, will discuss how Tesco uses its network — which incorporates collaboration, telepresence and data center virtualization technology — to help accelerate execution on business strategy and reduce operating costs.
  • Columbus Regional Airport Authoritymaintains and operates three international and regional airports in central Ohio.  IT executives, Shawn Prince and Aaron Hibbard, will explain why a multivendor approach did not meet the business goals of the airport authority.  They will then outline how a next-generation network has laid the stable, dynamic foundation to reduce costs, while enhancing safety, security and customer service.

What:  A live, global IPTV broadcast and interactive Q&A session to discuss:

  • The industry trends driving the evolution of the network
  • Benefits of investing in the network as a strategic asset and innovation engine
  • Common misperceptions about taking a "good enough" approach to networking


  • Paul Mountford, senior vice president, Global Enterprise Markets, Cisco
  • Mike McNamara, chief information officer, Tesco
  • Shawn Prince, IT Infrastructure and Operations manager, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • Aaron Hibbard, senior infrastructure engineer, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Where:To register for the webcast visit:

A replay of the webcast will be available approximately 24 hours after the webcast.

Additional Resources: 

  • For customer stories and videos on the network as an innovation engine, visit:
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