Cisco will be featuring solution demos, speaking sessions, customer events, and partner activities, to help global cities become digital and sustainable


Barcelona, November 7, 2018 – Secure digital infrastructure that makes smart living possible and profitable, is more relevant than ever. However, cities must manage economic constraints, the effects of rapid urbanization and challenges of environmental sustainability. They also have to address evolving citizen expectations for public safety, health, wellbeing and accessibility.

At Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 next week, Cisco will show its commitment to help global cities become digital and smart to cut costs, drive efficiencies, create new business models and enable better quality of life for residents and visitors.

Cisco solutions are enabling connectivity, productivity and security in communities, transportation, education, healthcare and local government around the world. Cisco expects a large presence with a 300-square-meter booth, solution demos, multiple speaking sessions, customer events, partner activities and more.


Digital Platform for Cities

By securely connecting and enabling communities, Cisco and its partners help enhance standards of living, improve public engagement, reduce operational costs, increase management efficiencies, create new revenue streams, and ensure environmental sustainability and economic vitality.

Cisco is displaying innovations across its holistic Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) portfolio, Digital Network Architecture (DNA), and Cisco Kinetic for Cities, to transform public spaces into smart connected communities, which will be shared during product demonstrations, speaking engagements and joint-partner activities at the show.

Cisco and its partners, as well as the cities like Cary (North Carolina), Dortmund (Germany), Seville (Spain), and a large delegation from India, will be featuring telling their collaborative stories at the Cisco booth (Stand D461, Hall 2, Gran Via).


Demos and presentations

At the Cisco booth (D461), the company, partners, and customers will show several demonstrations (healthcare, security, connected transportation, customer experience…) and Cisco presentations (Circular Economy, Intent-based Networking for Cities…) and partners’ (Streetlighting, Teradata, Cimcon, Ikusi, Qiang, Quantela, Itron, UrbanLogiq, Stantec) aiming to help global cities become digital and address social, environmental and economical sustainability.

Cisco will also host a roundtable event with City of Dortmund and Smart Cities World (Wednesday 14 November, Hotel Porta Fira, opposite SCEWC, 12:00-13:30 pm). In addition, Seville (Spain) City Major and his team will be showing an innovative system for controlling the flow of people and intelligent lighting designed for large events’ safety and security (Thursday, 15 November, 10.00 am at Cisco booth). Visitors can also find out about the Medibus success story for refugees in Germany at Cisco booth.


Cisco executives will participate on several keynotes both in the plenary and parallel sessions:

Munish Khetrapal, CTO, Global Public Sector, Cisco: “IoT & Disruptive Technologies for Cities”. Solution Talks, Tuesday, November 13, 12:45 – 13:35 pm, Central Agora.


Joseph Bradley, VP of Customer Experience, IoT and Incubation, Cisco: “Bringing Down Barriers: What Building an All Inclusive Society Means”. Plenary Session, Tuesday, November 13, 16:00 – 17:00 pm Main Auditorium.


TJ Costello, Director of Industry Solutions Group, Smart+Connected Communities and Transportation, Cisco: “Cities as Ecosystems: a Multi-stakeholder´s Approach”. Panel Presentation, Wednesday, November 14, 12:50- 13:40 pm, Governance and Finance Room.


At Cisco, we estimate that cities worldwide will have the opportunity to generate $2.3 trillion in digital value, which is the net value of cost savings, cost avoidance, efficiencies, and revenue generation that investment in digital capabilities makes possible, through 2024.

More than 120 cities worldwide are actually engaged with Cisco and its partners to deploy S+CC city infrastructure management solutions and applications, including Mumbai (India), Chicago (U.S.A.), Hamburg (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Chengdu (China) or Dubai (U.A.E.).

With an integrated and comprehensive portfolio of products, services, architectures solutions, end-to-end customer support, Innovation Centers and trusted ecosystem of global partners, Cisco securely connects and enables cities and communities for improved social, economic, environmental, and safety outcomes.


Demo Tour for Press

Cisco and its partners welcome press, analysts and bloggers visiting Cisco booth and taking a free or guided tour on Cisco and its partners demos and activities, as well as one-on-one interviews with Cisco international executives.


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About Cisco

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To get more information:

Cisco España

Ariadna Hernández, Directora de Comunicación



Juan Ortiz

Tel: 91 770 15 16

E-mail: juan.ortiz@teamlewis.com


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