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MWC 2012: EMEAR Service Providers Emerging Theatre Reception Event


By: Giovanni Fruscio

An inspiring speech was delivered yesterday by Steve Parry, swimmer and UK Olympic Bronze Medalist. He talked about the parallels that exist between the challenges faced by an Olympic medalist and those of a Technology company.  Steve translated sporting success into business success. Soft lights were the background for a funny description of his career, starting from hard training sessions at 5:30am every day in Liverpool, ending with a ceremony at Buckingham Palace hosted by The Queen. He shared his thoughts on his every day intensive training, his feelings during the most important race of his life and his emotional state when standing in front of The Queen.

The final takeaway message from this encounter would be:

In order to achieve important goals everyone should take individual responsibility for what is done, have a good team and a strong mind.

The host of the event was Duncan Mitchell, Senior VP of the EMEAR Emerging Theatre, who welcomed participants and highlighted the strong commitment of Cisco in the Mobility Market that is growing at an impressive pace, following the 18x increase in mobile data traffic forecasted for the next four years.

It was amazing to see so many people coming from such distant places and meeting in the same room. It made me think, “Could it be that finally LTE and WiFi are the Universal Standards which we were seeking since a decade or so?”.

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