Cisco Unveils Cisco House

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Cisco today reveals details of its plans for Cisco House, an experience created to illustrate transformational opportunities for countries, cities and organisations today and in the future. The House is nestled in a unique roof-top location above Westfield Stratford City with stunning views over the Olympic Park.

Open for five months from April 2012 and expected to greet over 11,000 guests, Cisco House is a dedicated showcase with a dynamic connected environment. It aims to stimulate fresh thinking around the creation of new business and service models that help reduce costs, increase productivity and deliver competitive advantage to change the way we live, learn, work and play.

Cisco House is rich in video experiences with many of its meeting and boardroom facilities having TelePresence suites. There are communication pods to connect colleagues, friends and family via social media and guests can enjoy live sporting events and visual case studies either on large plasma displays or on their own mobile devices.

The ground floor is largely taken up by the interactive walkthrough experience. Key to this is an engaging multi-media business transformation journey which looks at how innovative organisations are using the network today, as well as the opportunities they can look forward to in the future. In addition, a ‘This is London’ section takes visitors on a virtual city tour of the evolution of technology in the capital.

The top floor of Cisco House consists of a large networking lounge which has spectacular views of the Olympic Stadium.

Phil Smith, CEO Cisco UK and Ireland stated “We are very pleased to announce our plans for Cisco House, which perfectly demonstrates the breadth of work Cisco is doing to build a brilliant future for the UK and other Countries around the World”

“The focus of Cisco House is not on what Cisco makes, but what we make possible. We aim to engage leaders around innovation and new business models, using global case studies to reveal how our partnerships and Cisco capabilities are essential enablers for best-in-class country, city or business transformations. From design through to build and finish, everyone involved in the project has worked tirelessly to construct something that embodies Cisco’s vision for innovation and we are excited to share the results.”