Why we’ll be cheering during the London 2012 Olympic Games

We’ve been saying at Cisco for a while now that the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the most connected Games ever – and for good reason. The IT systems for London 2012 will process 30 per cent more information than any other Olympic Games in history, and I’m proud that Cisco networking equipment is at the heart of it.

Our network infrastructure will run at 94 sites. The Games Network will connect all competition and event-critical sites. That includes 26 sports, 34 venues, 21,000 media and broadcasters and 5,770 team officials. We’ve also set up 1,800 wireless access points and installed 16,500 IP telephones.

Connectivity is the key to ensuring continuity during the festivities and we expect the network to help facilitate this massive international party.

And that’s just the start.

In London, our Cisco House – which overlooks the main Olympic stadium – will showcase a dynamic connected environment. Instead of focusing on what Cisco makes, the facility will focus on what Cisco makes possible.

The Cisco House executive experience will illustrate the opportunities countries, cities and organizations have to transform themselves with a dynamic connected and collaborative environment. The facility will feature best practice sharing, case studies and an in-depth look at the benefits of an integrated architectural approach. We’ll also proudly host teens at Cisco House for Teen Tech City, which offer up ideas about the future of education, and hopefully, inspire tomorrow’s innovations.

Follow along our social media channels and on Twitter via #CiscoHouse to learn more in the coming weeks. You won’t want to miss this.

And of course, there wouldn’t be an Olympic Games without the athletes. The Cisco Canada team will be cheering them all on as they go for gold. Good luck and make us all proud!

You can learn more about Cisco’s role in the London Olympic Games and the technology behind it here.

About Jeff Seifert

As Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Canada, Jeff Seifert provides technical guidance and direction in key advanced and emerging technologies and go-to-market strategies. His work with many governments, enterprise and service provider customers in Canada and globally is influencing how Cisco brings products to market. During the past sixteen years at Cisco, Jeff has been involved in the successful introduction of many new technologies from the early days of the Internet, through the first deployments of VoIP and IP Telephony through to new transformational video solutions. Through this time he has worked to ensure that Canadian customer requirements are reflected in the products and architectures that Cisco brings to market. He shares a passion with organizations that wish to improve the lives of citizens whether it be serving rural Canadians, using technology to improve healthcare or enhancing education. Seifert was appointed a Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco's highest technical distinction, in August 2003. As an individual who represents the pinnacle of Cisco's technical and sales expertise, he is responsible for transforming customer demand into innovative solutions that companies can utilize in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to joining Cisco in 1995, he held financial, management, and technical positions at Bell Canada, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and IBM Canada. Seifert has achieved double CCIE certification, including Routing & Switching CCIE in 1996 and Voice CCIE in 2003. He holds a Bachelor in Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
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2 Responses to Why we’ll be cheering during the London 2012 Olympic Games

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