Cisco Systems has had a fascination with rock legends, and they have recently hired KISS, Aeorosmith and Famoro Dioubate to motivate their employees. Yes, Famoro is the same league as Bill Clinton, in that he has been hired by Cisco for inspirational events designed to drive this force of corporate success to even higher levels of profitability. By appearing at the Cisco's Global Sales Conference in Las Vegas, Famoro has even done his part in preventing the recent stock crisis from getting worse. In the words of one blogger:
Even amid the global market meltdown triggered by the mortgage crisis in the U.S. one silver lining for me has been the steady climb of the Cisco stock price. That is no surprise as the company’s business has been recording impressive growth rates, quarter on quarter.
It is amid this bullish outlook for the stock and the company that Cisco is celebrating its Global Sales Meeting now in Las Vegas. Held each year in August, this is an event that has all the trappings of a mega festival that brings together people from across all geographic boundaries under one platform.
It is dominated by power-packed speeches by top motivational and celebrity speakers (it was Clinton last year), some chest-thumping and an entertainment extravaganza (Aerosmith has been roped in this year) all geared to spurring the sales force to return to their respective territories fully charged for steering the company to even greater heights. It is timed right as Cisco’s fiscal year begins in August.
I am particularly impressed with this year’s GSM catchline – it’s our time! With networking and video driving technological innovation and holding great charm for the future, it may well be Cisco’s time now!
We don't have too many images of Famoro's forray into the lands of Las Vegas, but we do have these funky photos.
Viva Las Vegas!