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Cisco Live 2014: Record-breaking conference kicks off in San Francisco

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Cisco Live 2014 kicks off in San Francisco today. Host company Cisco Systems of San Jose, Ca. is expecting over 23,000 attendees to converge on their 25th anniversary event. According to Information Week on May 19, 2014, they are also looking forward to 200,000 online conference attendees as well.

Moscone Center will be the location of the 30 year old company's premier event. Cisco CEO and Chairman John Chambers will kick things off at a keynote on Monday night. Chambers will add more detail to the "Internet of Everything" campaign that was launched one year ago at the 2013 event.

Cisco Systems is a computer hardware and software maker that has made inroads into cloud computing as well. Founded in 1984 by a pair of Stanford University employees, they are best known for providing much of the networking infrastucture that powers the Internet. Their latest campaign, "The Internet of Everything," postions the global brand to connect customers through the cloud with all that they need online.

Number 60 on the 2013 Fortune 500 list has much to celebrate. According to CDW's BizTech magazine on May 19, 2014, attendees to this year's anniversary event can choose from over 600 sessions form over 200 technology partners.

You can follow the event online here at Cisco Live! And the hashtag #clus will be used on Twitter so you can keep up with all of the action.

The event runs from May 18 to May 21. It will culminate at a Customer Appreciation Event headlining Lenny Kravitz and Imagine Dragons at the San Francisco Giants AT&T Ballpark on Wednesday night.

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