This week will kick off our biggest customer event of the year: Cisco Live 2020, and this year the event is going digital. We have a lot of great content planned for small business customers, and one session I would like to call out in particular is our Small Business Innovation Talk. During this session, we will discuss the latest solutions and products we are announcing. But the part I am most excited about is the panel featuring two small businesses from two completely different industries: Matternet Inc., a drone technology company, and Lamark Media, a creative marketing agency. Both offer stories of innovation and transformation, and both identified white spaces in their respective industries that needed addressing and found an innovative way to solve for it.
Matternet’s mission is to make access to goods as simple, universal, and frictionless as access to information. Their products enable organizations around the world to build and operate drone logistics networks for transporting goods on demand, through the air, in a fraction of the time, cost, and energy of any other transportation method used today. Matternet, with its drone technology and logistics, provides fast access to critical, life-saving drugs and diagnostics in rural and suburban areas in a manner that is four times more efficient than a road-based courier service. Matternet is equally impactful in urban environments with overloaded infrastructure.