Interop 2013 – NYC Edition

After a nice walk from Penn Station to the Javits Center, we were able to hear John Chambers’ standing room only keynote speech. A couple of things in particular stuck out to me from his presentation: 1. Mr. Chambers is a great presenter and can really command a room. 2. Cisco continues to expand its presence as an IT solutions provider i.e., more than just the network. 3. Last but certainly not least, it sounds like the detailed announcement around Application Centric Infrastructure and Insieme Networks is almost here. Towards the end of the keynote, Chambers—much like General Doug MacArthur referring to his return to the Philippines—declared that he would return to New York next month with a significant announcement (ed. note – it took MacArthur over two years). So stay tuned for that announcement.

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