Entrants will Help Fund National Wildlife Federation’s Pika Habitat Program
Should their entries be drawn, visitors to the Pica8 booth #941 at Dell Technologies World will be registered by Pica8 as adopters of an endangered North American pika and will each receive, by mail, a pika adoption certificate in their name – the certificate can also be given in a child’s or family member’s name – a stuffed pika plush toy from Conservation Critters, a certificate showing that a tree has been planted in their name by the NWF, and a 2019 National Wildlife Federation wall calendar.
“While Pica8 would clearly make the business argument that it’s well past time to trade out old legacy networks for new open networks, it’s also time for us as an industry to advance past clichéd booth drawings for yet-another-Bluetooth speaker that our kids may, or may not, ever use, and move on to socially conscious promotions that actually impact the world in some positive way,” said Jeff Paine, SVP of marketing for Pica8. “After 30 years of organizing convention events, teaming up with the WWF on behalf of our namesake animal spirit at this event made all the sense in the world.”
Inspired by the Adopt-a-Pika program, Pica8’s new cartoon mascot, Pika Ocho, will also premiere at the Pica8 booth in Las Vegas.
“I’m probably going to regret saying this but, adding our Pika Ocho launch to the Adopt-a-Pika program at Dell Technologies World comes dangerously close to ‘in for a pika, in for a Pica8,’” said Paine.
Pica8 was first to market with a modern, disaggregated open networking alternative to tightly coupled legacy Ethernet switches when it released its Linux-based network operating system (NOS), PICOS®, running on a wide variety white box and brite box ODM switches. Today, with well over 1,000 customers in 40+ countries, Pica8 – also the inventor of Open Intent-Based Networking — is the leading provider of highly automated, intelligent access-edge and campus open networking solutions for large global enterprises. These solutions can be ordered directly from Pica8, from Dell EMC field sales, or through a variety of other global partners. For more information, visit www.pica8.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,or follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter @pica8.
Holly Hagerman, Connect Marketing – (801) 368-6928
Jeff Paine, SVP Marketing, Pica8 – (650) 575-4037