The final John Chambers keynote was the highlight of Day 3. Of course, it was no surprise to find my dear friend Kevin Wallace sitting in the front row of the NetVet section. What was an incredible surprise was the rock band OK GO opening the keynote with a three song session that sounded amazing.
John Chambers spoke for about 45 minutes and highlighted the speed at which companies are failing today if they do not adopt “fast IT” and push harder with new technologies. Ubur and Air B&B were pointed to as companies that are really technology companies that are changing their industries.
As usual, his keynote was pretty riveting. It was incredibly sad to realize it is the last. Although, it was great to hear how John Chambers is still remaining with Cisco in other capacities.