Don Bowden

Intel at Cisco Live

It’s well known that I am a huge gaming enthusiast and that I support the Intel Extreme Masters events worldwide. What you may not know is I’m also involved in other Intel events that cover all sorts of different technologies and technology companies. Today I’m giving a shout out to the Intel team as they prepare a great set of demos and technical sessions for our booth (booth 1047) at the upcoming Cisco Live event in Orlando.

As I’ve been helping prepare for Cisco Live I’m learning some pretty interesting stuff on how technology convergence is creating an impact on many different industries in interesting and unexpected ways. Although what I’ve learned doesn’t apply specifically to gaming it serves as a good example. Gaming technology is no longer just the realm of game developers, ABI Research suggests that Mobile gaming revenues will exceed $16B by 2016, today that number is less than $5B. We’re talking significant growth here, growth that has many leading enterprise companies trying to figure out how to engage customers, or even employees, using games.

With so many mobile devices, mobile networks and ways to connect, the promise of opportunities to gain new customer insights from analytics of consumer behaviors, including structured and non-structured elements such as social are huge. Brian Burke, VP Research at Gartner, discusses some interesting perspectives, trends and applications of gaming for Enterprise organizations, check it out.

It’s the intersections of networking, compute, storage and applications that give Enterprise organizations the opportunity for new ways to engage customers and gain new insights. Intel and Cisco are standing at the middle of that intersection and Cisco Live brings together the technical professionals and companies that are making these opportunities possible today.

Cisco Live will be a great show! If you are heading to Orlando and want to know more about enterprise class cloud computing stop by our booth and check out demos with partners Virtustream and Hytrust. You can also learn how Intel helps you feed I/O starved application and how our customers are accelerating their analytic and business intelligent initiatives with Intel Hadoop and SAP HANA solutions.

Don Bowden

About Don Bowden

Don is a Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer in Intel’s Corporate Demos Group supporting various Intel events from executive keynotes to trades shows. His latest gig is with the Intel Extreme Masters Gaming Series where he provides general technical support. Don’s an avid gamer, mostly first person shooters, his real passion is on-line racing with which is the closest thing to driving a real race car as you’re going get. Don is also a skier, photographer and avid motorcyclist, making two cross country trips and a trek to the Arctic Circle and back from his home in San Jose, CA.

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