Expo 2020 Dubai has teamed up with Cisco. As the Digital Network Partner, Cisco will provide the secure, intelligent foundation for connectivity through its intent-based networking solution.
Expo 2020 will take place between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021 and organisers expect nearly 25 million visits, 70 % from outside the UAE.
Expo 2020 Dubai and Cisco will work closely to deliver a global event that is at the forefront of technological evolution and demonstrate how connectivity can be a force for social and economic good, in alignment with the event’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said: “Dubai is rapidly becoming one of the smartest and most connected cities in the world, exploring futuristic solutions that range from driverless vehicles to artificial intelligence solutions.
“At Expo 2020, we hope not only to share the expertise we have acquired across these areas, but also, through our partnership with Cisco, to connect minds around the world and capture the many opportunities made possible through collaboration.”
Designed for the demands of the digital era, Cisco intent-based network provides an infrastructure that constantly learns, adapts and protects.
Expo 2020 will also utilise the Cisco Vision signage solution to help deliver information and experiences throughout the Expo in a way that enhances attendee engagement. With thousands of displays throughout the Expo site, the Cisco Vision deployment will be the largest of its kind in the region and one of the largest globally.
The solution provides dynamic signage and high-definition digital content and video that will help enable more than 200 international participants to offer compelling, interactive experiences and engage with visitors and employees in new and more impactful ways.
Guy Diedrich, global innovation officer, Cisco, said: “At Cisco, we firmly believe that amazing things can happen when you connect people, ideas, data and things. By partnering with Expo 2020 Dubai, we will not only showcase the future of technology and the incredible possibilities it presents, but also help shape how we all connect, communicate and collaborate.
“Supporting a global event of this magnitude is a monumental task that demands a network like no other – one which can deliver on the requirements of connectivity, scale, security and agility. Our technology innovations are unlocking amazing opportunities for humanity, and we are excited to contribute to the ambitious goals set by Expo 2020 Dubai as part of our vision to change the way people live, work, learn and play.”
Delegates from Expo 2020 Dubai visited Cisco’s San Jose headquarters in March to experience multiple use cases of Cisco Vision and explore ways in which Cisco technology can drive compelling experiences for Expo visitors.
Shukri Eid, MD – East Region, Cisco Middle East, said: “The path to the digital future is paved through the power of intelligent networks.
“We’ve partnered with Expo 2020 to help ensure their infrastructure delivers on that promise and brings unique experiences for visitors at every stage of their visit.”