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Cisco Live 2018 Is Here. Is IoT on Your Radar?

Posted by Meredith Cook on Jun 6, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Seeing Is Believing: Firsthand Accounts of IoT Solutions Make for a Great Start... Whether you’re a solution provider, developer, systems integrator or end user, the vast world of IoT is a substantial undertaking to navigate alone. 

Actually, successful IoT adoption and deployment relies heavily on the power of ecosystems that leverage multiple vendors, providers, solutions and services. So how do you engage with an ecosystem?

For starters, experiencing firsthand what solutions are available in the market and understanding which use cases are thriving is a practical approach for getting your toes wet or diving a little deeper into the realm of IoT. This allows you to examine which entry point and/or next level of investment is best suited to your business strategy.

There’s no better place to test the waters than at a tradeshow, and the World of Solutions is the robust core of Cisco Live 2018. With more than 300 exhibitors, two theaters and five outcome-driven campus sections, there’s so much to see. As one of the sponsors, Tech Data wants to make the attendee experience at Cisco Live as interactive as possible with live demos of retail, smart space, public sector and industrial IoT use cases. We showcase our world-class ecosystem to help make complex engagement easier for IoT customers and end users. If you’re attending, please visit us at Booth #2423. However, if you’re unable to join us at the show, we still have you covered. Check out our IoT Kick-Starter Checklist to minimize the initial guesswork in building your IoT practice.

The Path to Enlightenment: Identifying IoT Opportunities Through Deployment

Because IoT offers immense possibilities, gaps in efficiency and consumer satisfaction often go unnoticed until after deployment. The ability to leverage multiple vendors, providers, solutions and services helps you to identify the appropriate solution blueprint for your customers. A big draw of Cisco Live is that many attendees are seeking real-world solutions support.

A meeting of the minds will convene in the Think Tank sessions where opportunities emerge and where education—and the latest in innovations and services—headline agendas. Whether your role is in technical sales, as a business executive or in operations, Think Tank breakout sessions provide invaluable takeaways. Sean Colby, product marketing manager, IoT Solutions at Tech Data, will be among the Think Tank series speakers. His session “Tech Data on IoT Opportunity: Discovery Through Deployment” is scheduled Monday, June 11 at 3 p.m. in Think Tank Room One in the World of Solutions area. Sean will present the full picture of what the IoT ecosystem looks like from a channel perspective, with a focus on the integration and consultative capabilities customers offer end users. What’s more, there will be a discussion around real-world IoT examples focusing on how customers can profit from IoT, the importance of suppliers and how businesses can benefit when leveraging the channel. Sean’s session is highly anticipated and an event attendees won’t want to miss. Those unable to attend the session are encouraged to schedule a free consultation with a Tech Data representative.

Connecting the Dots of IoT Can Happen Over Drinks and Apps. What? It Can!

Finding the right ecosystem to leverage requires building relationships. Cisco Live’s customer appreciation event is an outstanding opportunity to network and take part in dynamic, industry-leading conversations.

Join Us June 11-14!

About the Author: Meredith Cook

Meredith has been a part of the Tech Data IoT Solutions team since 2016, and currently serves as a solutions development manager. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with a Bachelors in Management Information Systems and has experience in communications design, retail consulting and product marketing.

Tags: IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Cisco Live, CLUS