Whether they’re attending a lecture, studying in the library, or binge watching Netflix in their dorm, college students today expect fast, reliable, and secure wireless at all times.
Meraki cloud-managed access points, switches, security cameras, and more can help provide an always-on experience for students and faculty alike.
Interested in learning more? Visit us at booth #731 at EDUCAUSE 2018!
From October 30 to November 2, 2018, the 2018 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference will unite the best thinkers in higher education IT. Every year, global professionals and technology providers gather to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to solve today’s IT challenges.
Visit us at booth #731 to learn more about Meraki and participate in hands-on demos with Meraki product specialists. These demos will showcase how to:
Use the powerful and easy-to-use Meraki dashboard to configure, manage, and troubleshoot hardware remotely, no command line required
Use Meraki wireless to reliably connect students and faculty across campus
Keep your campus secure with security cameras that include built-in analytics and a game-changing architecture, no NVR or additional software required
Enhance the student experience on campus with APIs delivered by Meraki’s many technology partners
Join us for the session “Keeping Students Safer with Wireless and Security Across Campus” on Thursday, November 1st at 10:45am to 11:30am. We’ll be hosting a customer panel featuring three Cisco higher education customers to learn how they are working to make their campuses safer with smarter security cameras, robust wireless, and network security.
Chris Arcarese, Director, Information Technology Services, Community College of Denver
Alex Henson, CIO, Virginia Commonwealth University
Donald Tharp, CTO, Ashland University
Sherry Watson, Executive Director or Technical Services, Lone Star College
Joyce Kim, Ovum
Stop by our booth at EDUCAUSE and mention this blog post and you’ll get some exclusive Meraki swag!
Not attending EDUCAUSE 2018? No problem!
Register for an upcoming Meraki for Higher Education webinar to learn how your IT team can provide the on-campus experiences that today’s college students expect. You’ll learn about high-density Meraki wireless, scalable switches, easy-to-use physical security, and more, complete with a dashboard demo and live Q&A. Plus, you’ll even get a free* AP, just for attending.
Retailers, get excited: NRF 2018: Retail’s BIG Show is coming up! In just a few days, the Javits Center in New York City will be abuzz with all things retail. Cisco Meraki will be at NRF to chat about our latest solutions, showcase a few of our customers, and discuss the benefits that cloud-managed IT can bring to retail. We’re really excited to share why cloud management and Meraki are a perfect fit for retail, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store (pun intended).
Which Meraki products will be showcased?
At NRF 2018, we’ll be showcasing the Meraki products that matter most to retailers. That means you’ll get to check out Meraki MR wireless access points and our newest product line, MV security cameras, in the flesh. Of course, come to our booth to watch a live demo of the Meraki dashboard and see how simple it is to manage and configure a full stack of IT infrastructure — including APs, switches, security appliances, cameras, phones, and enterprise mobility management — from a single place.
As a special treat, our team will set up beacons and Meraki APs throughout the expo hall to give attendees a first-hand look at how Meraki Location Analytics works in a retail environment. Come to the booth to check it out!
Where can I find Meraki?
Meraki will be part of Cisco’s booth (#2052), located on Level 3 of the Expo Hall. This large, 30 x 40-foot “toy box” will be an experiential retail environment where you’ll get to see a variety of Cisco technologies at play.
Here’s what the booth will look like — look for the big blue Cisco banner!
Which Meraki customers will I get to hear from?
Many retail companies have already deployed Meraki to great success, which is why we’re excited to feature some of them and have them discuss their Meraki deployments at NRF.
On Tuesday, January 16 from 10:15 AM to 11 AM, attend Meraki’s Exhibitor Big Ideas Session (Expo Hall, Room 4, Level 3). You’ll hear from Grupo Merza, a Mexican food and grocery distributor, about their deployment of 3,000 Meraki MV cameras.
Cisco will also be hosting speaking sessions with Dollar General and Panera Bread, both Meraki customers.
Who from Meraki will be at NRF 2018?
You’ll be able to meet some fantastic Meraki sales and marketing employees at NRF. We’ll have the product marketing leads for MV, MC, and our API solutions, as well as two people from the Meraki solutions architecture team, at the demo booth to chat about why Meraki is ideal for retailers.
It’s that time of the year again — the Cisco Meraki team is packed and ready to attend ISTE 2016 for the 5th year! If you’re also planning to attend, be sure to stop by booth #2537 and say hello to the Meraki team. There’s no way to miss us in our bright green Meraki T’s!
New Products and Dashboard
Just like every year, we’re bringing all our latest products — including the brand new MC 74 — and will be giving 1:1 demos of our dashboard each day. After 4 successful ISTE shows, we have a pretty good idea of what it is you’re looking to learn from us. That’s why we are switching it up (no pun intended) for ISTE 2016 and featuring more than just demos in the booth.
Mobility Management Lab
There’s no denying how important mobility management is in today’s classroom, so this year we are bringing along our Systems Manager experts to show off just how easy it can be with Meraki. Attend one of our hourly presentations in the Mobility Management Lab and you’ll walk away with a FREE Meraki hat! Here’s what we’ll be covering:
Cisco Collaboration Products
The Cisco Collaboration team will also be joining us in the booth to talk about the newest features for digital classrooms and the digital campus. Each presentation will take place twice a day, so swing by at a time that’s convenient and check out what they have to share.
No matter what you’re interested in learning this year at ISTE, the Cisco Meraki team is here to help. Hope to see you in Denver next week!
Following the the exciting announcements at Cisco Live! Milan in January, the team will be heading out to Australia for Cisco Live! Melbourne from the 17th to the 20th of March. San Francisco Members of the product management and marketing teams from San Francisco will be joining the local Meraki team for demos, presentations and labs.
We will be exhibiting at the World of Solutions where there will be live one-on-one demos. Make sure you come by, say hello, and learn the latest from Meraki. It is also an ideal opportunity to meet your regional Meraki representative, if you have not done so already.
Apart from the world of solutions, there will be a number of labs and presentations throughout the week. Check the Cisco Live! website for availability and registration for the sessions.
LABEN-1001 – Cisco Meraki Hands on Lab: Cloud Managed Networks
Presented by Joe Aronow & George Bentinck
Wednesday 18 Mar 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Thursday 19 Mar 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Friday 20 Mar 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
This self-paced lab is designed to introduce you to the full Cisco Meraki suite of products – wireless, switching, security appliances and mobile device management. During this session we will walk through configuration of each product type, demonstrating the simplicity and power of the Meraki cloud managed solution.
BRKSEC-2900 – Cloud Managed Security with Meraki MX
Presented by Joe Aronow
Wednesday 18 Mar 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Meraki’s cloud managed networking portfolio includes out-of-the-box capabilities to help administrators secure their network environments. This session will provide an introduction to the Meraki architecture and a deep-dive into the Meraki MX security appliance product line. The presenter will feature a live demo of key features such as Auto VPN, client fingerprinting, identity-based policies, intrusion detection, and more.
BRKEWN-2013 – Cloud Managed Networking with Meraki
Presented by Peter Stephan
Friday 20 Mar 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Cisco Meraki’s cloud-managed networking solution provides the tools to implement scalable networks with dramatically simpler management and powerful network visibility. This session will provide an intermediate level of information about the Cisco Meraki unique cloud architecture, and a deep-dive into an entire network stack solution, including the latest 802.11ac offering, expanded switch portfolio, SourceFire enabled security appliance, and complete MDM offering. The presenter will provide live demonstrations and deployment strategies for key features platform including client fingerprinting, layer 7 traffic shaping, location services, integrated MDM, and hybrid models cloud / on-premise architectures.
Once again, the BETT show again proved to be a great kick-off to the year due to the large number of people attending and the shear size of the event. This year the design team took things to another level, with an elegant and clean stand that stood out from the crowd, nicely reflecting the Meraki products’ sleek appearance and management simplicity.
As we have come to expect from the largest education trade show in Europe, iPad management and MDM was a hot topic at BETT with many visitors to the stand wanting to know more about Meraki Systems Manager. With a wealth of new features added since our last visit to the home of BETT at the Excel centre, it was great to be able to offer even better and easier ways of addressing the needs of schools and educators. A primary example of this is the addition of Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) support and dynamic policy application. If you want to find out more then make sure you visit meraki.cisco.com/sm and try it for yourself for free.
One of the great things about BETT is meeting existing Meraki customers, especially those who we met the previous year as prospective customers and have since deployed. In particular it was fantastic to catch up with members of the team from York College. York College was an early adopter of Meraki technology, one of the first higher education customers in the UK. Listening to them about their experience over the last three years was a real pleasure. Hear for yourself in the video below.
You may have noticed that the video is a little dark in the interview with York College. Unfortunately, that afternoon there was a total power outage at the Excel center lasting over 10 minutes. For the exhibitors with racks of equipment, servers and appliances running their demonstrations, it was one of those nightmare scenarios. Once again this highlighted the benefits of cloud infrastructure with the Meraki devices coming back online within minutes of the power returning.
Away from the stand, we teamed up with long term UK partner Softcat in the Schools Learn Live Secondary theatre. Here Meraki Technical Evangelist Simon Tompson provided an overview of the unique Meraki dashboard, before handing over to Steve Nesbitt from The Beacon School and Lee Sands from the King Edward VI College. Steve and Lee provided detailed insight into their infrastructure by giving a live demonstration of their respective school’s production networks to a packed theater. Listen to Steve’s segment in the video below.
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