The Tiger Team go to Cisco Partner Forum December 2017

The Tiger Team go to Cisco Partner Forum December 2017

Tiger have been a preferred solution partner of Cisco for 15 years, and the team always relishes in attending one of their Partner Forum events when the opportunity arises and when the timing permits. This years’ Cisco Partner Forum December 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Wembley was one of these occasions.

Firstly, we must point out that the venue choice this year was excellent, and the event was very well attended, which is always great to experience. The event flow allowed the morning for networking and spending time with the exhibitors – which worked really well, giving everyone time to settle in and familiarise themselves with the other attendees. Then following on from that were the keynote speakers in the afternoon, which was very informative, and the chosen presenters were great as usual.

Alexis Conran, a guest speaker from The Real Hustle, gave an interesting speech on security surrounding how scammers use mis-direction and social compliance to make you do things you wouldn’t normally do – however, it was slightly ironic as at the end of his talk the first thing the hosts asked the audience to do was visit a website and the link was put up on the screen. Obviously on this occasion it was legitimate and part of the Cisco Partner Forum event, however not many attendees hesitated to follow that direction. Alexis’ advice was ‘take 5 minutes’ if you aren’t sure what you are signing up to, take time to think it through – or even ask somebody who hasn’t been put on the spot by an offer that’s too good to be true.

We always thoroughly enjoy attending these events, and they really are a must for anyone involved in the Unified Communications (UC), Collaboration analytics, call logging, Software as a Service (SaaS) or Business Intelligence arenas.

Our next event will be Cisco Live! Barcelona in January 2018.