The company likens big data’s potential to what oil has contributed to economic transformation, business efficiency and quality of life.
Cisco believes value value in big data can be found in distilling, analyzing and extracting information that can be used.
Data growth is set to continue in the region and the rest of the world and a Virtual Networking Index white paper projects annual global IP traffic for 2012 through 2017 at the zettabyte level.
The VNI also forecast a fivefold increase in the number of Internet users in the Middle East and Africa by 2017.
Den Sullivan, Cisco head of architectures and enterprise for emerging markets, is among the confirmed speakers at the event.