Episode: Using Existing Technology to Safely Return to Normal

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Using Existing Technology to Safely Return to Normal

In this special episode of the Futurum Tech Podcast - Interview Series, host Daniel Newman is joined by Scott Harrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intent Based Networking Group at Cisco to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the enterprise introduced by the pandemic and how existing technology will help us safely return to normal.


Scott and Daniel covered a wide range of topics all related to the challenges and opportunities brought about by COVID-19 and how enterprises and learning to use the technology that they have to ensure business continuity both with employees at home and as we return to the workplace. They discussed:


  • The greater need for agility in the enterprise which will likely lead to the faster adoption of new technologies like AI and automation.


  • Potential opportunities for the IT department to reskill, retool, and retrain in order to reach higher levels of productivity.


  • Using existing technologies like wireless devices on the network to help employees feel safe as they return to work.


Scott shared interesting technologies from Cisco and how companies could use them to act as contact tracing apps — and what this might mean for the future of how we use networks.

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