& cplSiteName &

John Chambers, Comedian

Ray Le Maistre
3/1/2013
50%
50%

BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress -- I heard some pretty funny stuff this week in Barcelona (mostly after 10pm, it should be noted) but I missed what sounded like the best gag of the week. And it was delivered by John Chambers. Yes, that John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.. According to reliable sources, Chambers concluded a presentation to industry analysts earlier this week by announcing that he was about to indulge in his most enjoyable Mobile World Congress activity – visiting the Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. exhibit and having a lengthy wander around. "It freaks them out," he reportedly said (or words to that effect). It's not known whether he followed that up with "And I'll be here all week, folks…" — Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

(1)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
FritzNelson
50%
50%
FritzNelson,
User Rank: Light Beer
3/5/2013 | 1:27:32 AM
re: John Chambers, Comedian
I wonder if the size of their booth or all the technologies Huawei displayed freaked HIM out. Also, since you needed special access to get in -- unless he was talking about their booth rather than their massive pavilion -- I wonder how he would get in. Still, perhaps a winner-take-all arm wrestling contest could be arranged for the next Mobile World Congress.
More Blogs from EuroBlog
Having taken a breather from its acquisition spree in the US, Zayo could kick-start some infrastructure consolidation action in Europe
Some good news for its Finnish parent – Nokia Siemens Networks is on a margin roll
Telefónica to boost its broadband lines in LatAm with DSL management the from ASSIA
According to the value of Nokia's takeover deal, Nokia Siemens Networks is worth less than $5B
As APAC and North America forge ahead, Europe seems stuck in yesteryear
Featured Video
From The Founder
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
June 26, 2018, Nice, France
September 12, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
The Telco Debt Binge May End Badly
Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst, Futuriom, 6/15/2018
Larry Ellison Laughed at the Cloud, Now the Cloud Is Laughing Back
Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/20/2018
Source Packet Routing Gets Real in 2018
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/15/2018
Mavenir's Billion-Dollar Blueprint
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/18/2018
Colt Invests in US Network, Bigs Up Its Global Appeal
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/19/2018
Animals with Phones
Backing Up Your Work Is Crucial Click Here
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed