SAN JOSE, Calif., 11 JUNE, 2011 – To become more familiar with new technology trends, Felipe Calderón, the president of Mexico, visited Cisco headquarters in San Jose, Calif., where he was received by Chuck Robbins, senior vice president for the Americas region; Jaime Valles, vice president of Cisco Latin America, and Rogelio Velasco, general director of Cisco Mexico.
Calderón was accompanied by his Arturo Sarukhán, the Mexican ambassador to the United States, and Bruno Ferrari, the Mexican secretary of economy. During his visit he heard about the company's vision for connectivity technologies and their impact on society.
Cisco executives presented several scenarios in which Cisco network technologies could help solve crucial problems facing Mexico. The technologies included collaboration tools that are increasing productivity and changing the way government institutions are organized and interact with citizens. Video in particular was highlighted as a platform. Not only is video a fundamental element of collaboration tools, but its use has propelled much of the global demand for broadband. At the meeting, the participants discussed the Cisco® Digital Media System, and Cisco HealthPresence™ technology.
At the Cisco laboratories, president Calderón was accompanied by Carlos Guzmán, director of PROMEXICO, Armando Garza Sada, president of the Grupo Alfa, Mr. Tomas Milmo, Chairman of the Board and CEO of AXTEL.
Cisco Mexico started its operations, as a marketing and promotion of Cisco Products and Services office in Mexico in 1993. It currently has offices in Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City. Cisco / Scientific Atlanta has operations in the city of Juárez.
Cisco Mexico promotes initiatives about programs to transform educational systems through the use of information technology; to enable intelligent urbanization and increase public safety; and to foster digital government and rural connectivity in collaboration with federal entities, international organizations and private companies by developing connectivity infrastructures at a low cost for these populations.
Through the Cisco Networking Academy®, Cisco has for 12 years directed a program of certification in information technology, the second such program at a global level, with activity in 401institutions of middle and higher education involving more than 53,000 students in the country.