The Internet of Everything
When we crossed the threshold of connecting more objects than people to the
internet, a huge window of opportunity opened for the creation of applications in the
areas of automation, sensing, and machine-to-machine communication.
In the world of IoE, even cows will be connected.
WIRELESS, SECUIRTY &
REGISTRATION - PARTNER EXHIBTS OPEN
Raleigh - Weston Sylvester
Charlotte - Ray Rapuano
Columbia - Greg Smith
Troubleshooting Cisco Unified
Computing System (UCS)
Accelerating Adoption of
Detect, Connect and Engage
Your Customers with
Connected Mobile Experience
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Overview of the Next Big
Evolution in Data Center
Jabber Design and
Configuration - implementing
secure remote and mobile
access with Cisco's new
Cisco Meraki - Cloud Managed
Networks that Simply Work
LUNCH - PARTNER EXHIBITS OPEN
Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Panel Discussion and Listerning Tour
From the Makers of UCS -
Deep Dive into the Nexus 9000
and Application Centric
The Future of Cisco Unified
Mitigating Threats with Next
Generation Firewall (NGFW)
and Next Generation IPS
PRIZES & CLOSE
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Break Out Session Details
Data Center Track
Session 1: Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Computing
Focused on best practices, tips and tricks to accelerate
Session 2: Overview of the Next Big Evolution in Data
A discussion starting with the recent changes in
application delivery, where private and hybrid cloud
models that have driven technologies such as SDN. This
session will then focus on Cisco’s Application Centric
Infrastructure (ACI) and the vision to modernize the Data
Session 3: From the Makers of UCS - Deep Dive into the
Nexus 9000 and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
From vision to reality, a session to dive deeper into the
Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) strategy and
foundational technology behind ACI in the Nexus 9000 line
Session 1: Accelerating Adoption of Unified
Cisco’s technology adoption experts help with resources
and processes to help accelerate UC adoption and speed
up the time to ROI.
Session 2:Jabber Design and Configuration - Implementing
secure remote and mobile access with Cisco’s new
collaboration edge architecture
Learn what it takes to implement new expressway
features that enable remote access for Cisco Jabber
without the need for a VPN
Session 3: The Future of Cisco Unified Communications
Discover new ways to leverage video and manage your
Cisco UC infrastructure. Hear from Cisco IT about how they
manage an enterprise communications network, and learn
about new video solutions recently announced at 2014
Wireless, Security& Unified Access Track
Session 1: Detect, Connect, and Engage Your Customers
with Connected Mobile Experience (CMX)
Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) optimizes business
value and drives top-line impact from WiFi through
location services, analytics, and end-user engagement.
Session 2: Cisco Meraki – Cloud Managed Networks that
An introduction to Cisco Meraki and our cloud managed
networking products, including wireless access points,
security appliances, and switches. You’ll learn how cloud
networking offers greater reliability, easier management,
and a lower TCO.
Session 3: Mitigating Threats with Next Generation
Firewall (NGFW) and Next Generation IPS (NGIPS)
Review the current industry security practices and where
Cisco’s “Before, During and After” philosophy changes the
architecture and tools adopted.
Wes Sylvester leads Sales/Business Development for Cisco Systems’
Internet of Things business in North America. In this role, Wes and his
team work with Cisco’s manufacturing, transportation, utility, energy,
and oil and gas customers to establish business case, architecture and
integrated communications network strategies for a variety of delivery
value chains. He is also the Global Energy Vertical Business Leader for
Cisco’s Internet of Things Group. Wes comes to Cisco with almost a
decade of energy and utility focused experience in multiple marketing
and sales leadership roles; most recently as the Director of Smart Grid
for Siemens Energy Inc.
Wes holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MSOE in Milwaukee,
and a MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler
Business School, with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.
Ray is commencing his 35th
year in the Design and Construction
Industry, is a registered Architect and a member of the American
Institute of Architects since 1981. Ray has been in Corporate Real Estate
development for corporate campuses since 1986, which include
companies like Sun-Micro and Fujitsu/Amdahi. During his 17 year
tenure at Cisco, Ray has been responsible for developing Cisco’s Real
Estate portfolio, including campuses in RTP, Ottawa and Amsterdam.
Currently, Ray is Americas Lead for Cisco’s S+CRE (Smart + Connected
Real Estate) consulting practice.
Greg has twenty five years experience in building highly technical teams
focused on delivering innovative business solutions to a variety of
organizations. Greg’s career began in the late 1980’s as an independent
Consultant, deploying solutions for small business (Novell, Windows,
PC/Servers, Cabling) growing with the company until it’s sale in 2005.
Greg has been a Cisco veteran since 2005 further developing highly
successful technical teams. Greg’s strengths lie in leading technical
teams and building operations that effectively accelerate sales.
Jose Martinez, CCIE #1690, is a Technical Leader Services for Server
Virtualization products. He has over 18 years experience supporting
customers in both pre & post-sales environments. Jose joined Cisco
System in 1995 and has worked in multiple groups supporting different
technologies including L2&L3 switches, voice gateways, Unified
Communications (CallManager) and most recently Data
Center technologies (including UCS, Nexus 5000 and Nexus100v). He
has also presented in multiple Cisco Live as well as traveled around the
US to provide seminars and tech talks about data center technology.
Jim French has 16 years experience at Cisco Systems and 20 years
experience in Information Technologies. Jim has been in the position of
Distinguished System Engineer since early 2003 and holds CCIE and
CISSP certifications. Since joining Cisco, he has had a number of focuses
including routing, switching, voice, video, security, storage, content
networking, application services, virtual desktop, and data center fabric
automation. Primarily, Jim has been helping customers to decrease
upfront capital investments in application infrastructure, reduce
application operational costs, speed application time to market,
increase application touch points (interactions), increase application
availability, enhance application security, and improve application
performance. Now, Jim is applying the accumulated experience across
these diverse technologies to help customers achieve their cloud goals.
Nicholas (Nick) Furman is a solutions architect from Cisco Systems
working for the INSBU sales and architecture group. Focusing presently
on software defined networking, Nexus 9000, and Application Centric
Infrastructure, Nick has worked at Cisco for over 7 years and been in IT
for more then 13 years. Formally a TME in the Server Access and
Virtualization Technology Group focusing on data center switching,
storage networks, SDN, and compute technologies across the
Nexus/MDS/UCS product portfolio. Prior to SAVTG, Nick worked as a
CSE on the Global Enterprise Theatre System Engineering team - most
specifically focused on large global accounts for the MDS/UCS/Nexus
technologies and solutions.
An 8 year Cisco veteran working as an Application Adoption specialist at
Cisco assisting customers and partners in the successful adoption of
Cisco Unified Collaboration applications. Marci has been in the
Telephony industry for nearly 20 years, migrating from digital to IP
Telephony as an early adopter in the late 1990’s.
Donavan has spent his 14 year career at Cisco Systems working with
VoIP and Collaboration technology solutions. With an IT and operations
background, Donavan understands what it takes to not only deploy
complex UC solutions, but also efficiently support them long
term. Donavan has spent the last four years supporting Cisco's Public
sector customers across the south east.
A 17 year veteran Cisco working across multiple IT disciplines as IT
engineer and architect. I have spent the last 12 years on internal design
and deployment of Cisco Collaboration technologies with strong focus
on automation and management to lower TCO while partnering with
the Cisco engineering teams to improve product capabilities.
Keith Swallow is a Applications Consulting Systems Engineer focused on
driving customer adoption of Collaboration technologies. Keith has
been with Cisco 10 years and has worked with both Enterprise and
Public Sector accounts creating solutions around Collaboration,
Mobility, and SDN technologies. Previous to Cisco Keith was a Systems
Engineer at Nortel Networks focused on Collaboration. Keith is a
technology evangelist and has presented at numerous events including
Cisco Live San Diego 2012. He also holds CCIE #14817 (Voice). In his
spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking,
and working on Lego projects with his children.
Ken Salhoff, CCIE #4915, is a Consulting Systems Engineer with Cisco
Systems Inc. Ken has been specializing in collaboration technologies for
the past 14 years. In the CSE role, Ken provides support for all
collaboration technologies for customers across the Southern US. Prior
to Cisco, Ken was a Network / Voice Technology Architect for Time
Warner Inc for 13 years. Ken has achieved two CCIE certifications:
Collaboration and Route / Switch.
Security, Wireless & Unified Access
Currently a Consulting Systems Engineer with Cisco, previously a
Principle Security Engineer with Sourcefire for over 6 years. Specifically
covering the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Regions. 8+
years within network security and 15+ years in IT infrastructure and
Derrick Williams is a Consulting Systems Engineer within Cisco’s Unified
Access - Mobility/Wireless practice. For nearly eight years, he has
worked on designing and developing wireless networks on both sides of
the country; initially starting his Cisco career on the West Coast helping
to implement wireless solutions at companies such as Amazon and
Derrick now resides in RTP, NC and provides technical pre-sales support
for Cisco’s Select Commercial accounts across North Carolina, South
Carolina, and Tennessee. He holds multiple industry-level network
certifications; (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CWNA, CWSP, CMNA) to name a
Consulting Systems Engineer in Unified Access/Mobility/Wireless for
Clinton Jang is a Product Specialist with Cisco's Cloud Networking Group
(formerly Meraki) focused on the wireless technology. Prior to joining
the Cisco Meraki, Clinton was a network engineer for a Bay Area hotel
group responsible for connecting their distributed networks.
With 15 years combined experience in Systems Development and
Systems Engineering, and currently working as a CNG Wireless
specialist at Cisco assisting customers and partners in the successful
adoption of Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking technology. Antonios has
held positions at HP-Labs, Cisco, Riverbed and recently Cisco-Meraki in
the last 10 years.
Established in 2006, Onepath Systems is one of the premier service providers for
business, data center and building technology solutions in the Southeast, and one of
the fastest growing companies in the US. Founded with a desire to exceed expectations
in all facets of our business – customer, employee, and community – we strive for
honesty and excellence in all that we do. We believe that our integrity and willingness
to go the extra mile separate us from the competition and provide the right building
blocks for long term relationships.
Learn more at http://www.onepathsystems.com
Varrow is the leading provider of technology solutions and services in the areas of
Cloud, Mobility and Security.
Known for the quality of its engineers and a customer-centric culture, Varrow is
helping organizations transform their IT operations and infrastructure to be more agile
and responsive to the business. Whether an organization is looking to make a
wholesale move to the cloud, is striving to deliver IT-as-a service more effectively to its
end-users, or just wants advice on where to start, Varrow can help.
Learn more at http://www.varrow.com
Developed in 2010 as a joint venture with CDI, North Carolina based CDI Southeast
provides comprehensive and innovative technology infrastructure services that solve
complex business challenges. Now recognized as one of the fastest growing companies
in the Carolinas CDI Southeast's differentiation is its consultative approach to
understanding clients’ business processes and helping the advancement of corporate
strategies through the use of technology based solutions. CDI Southeast's skill-set in
the design, integration and support of virtual data center infrastructure, security and
collaboration solutions is based in its strategic alliances and honed through an
extensive, internal engineering support organization.
Learn more at http://www.cdillc.com
Katalyst is an Information Technology consulting firm with offices in North & South
Carolina. We are focused on increasing our client’s competitive advantage with an
information technology strategy that aligns with their business goals.
Our reputation for successful results with integration of voice, video, data, and security
into a single infrastructure that drives increased productivity while reducing costs is the
core of our focus.
Learn more at http://www.katalystng.com
eGroup provides innovative cloud, application and end-user computing services to
businesses across the Southeast. One of the region’s fastest growing companies,
eGroup’s solutions drive customer revenue while reducing cost to maintain IT
Learn more at http://www.egroup-us.com
Founded in 1996, Internetwork Engineering (IE) provides innovative technology
solutions spanning three distinct architectures; Data Center, Collaboration and
Intelligent Networks. Our comprehensive solutions and integrated business processes
are designed help IT leaders deliver measurable results, organizational value and
flexibility to end-users. Whether the goal is revenue enhancement, cost containment,
risk reduction or all of the above, IE excels at translating technology needs into the
language of business. IE is headquartered in North Carolina, with consulting personnel
available throughout the United States.
For more information, visit www.ineteng.com, or call 704.540.5800.
Encore Technology Group helps educational institutions, government agencies and
commercial enterprises rethink technology and leverage it to access and manage data,
engage stakeholders and measure results. Solid partnerships, coupled with a highly
experienced and heavily certified team, enable Encore to offer one of the most trusted
and diverse portfolios of technology solutions on the market today. In addition to
serving a client base that spans the entire country and crosses many industries, the
company also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s most experienced
providers of connected K-12 classrooms.
Learn more at www.encoretg.com
A complete data center solutions and services provider, Datalink helps Fortune 500
and mid-tier enterprises get the most from every IT investment – with storage, server,
and network expertise across the infrastructure. We design what we sell, deploy what
we design, and support what we deliver. Our solutions span virtualization and
consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business
continuity. Datalink is also a Cisco gold certified partner, has more than 150 Cisco
certifications, offers Cisco OneCall Support, and received the 2014 Cisco Architectural
Excellence for Data Center Award.
For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com
ePlus, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, was awarded with the Global Cloud Builder of the Year and Commercial
Partner of the Year, Americas at the 2014 Partner Summit. In addition to these achievements, ePlus also
holds Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Unified Communications, and Cloud Builder as well as the
Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data
Center Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Borderless Network
Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Routing and Switching, and Advanced Content
Security. ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in Data Virtualization, TelePresence Video Master, Video
Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing as well as Authorized Service
Provider Video Partner status and Authorized Digital Media System Partner status. ePlus has consistently
been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.
For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.
NWN Corporation helps customers solve business problems through technology. NWN delivers
a full suite of the most desirable enterprise-class IT solutions to clients ranging from Fortune 500
industry leaders, public sector organizations; including education and state and local government
agencies, and midmarket customers. Our suite of solutions include: custom applications and
executive intelligence, workspace and mobility, security, data center and networking, and
collaboration with options of delivery models consisting of: as a service, customer owned or
hybrid. Our services include: managed services, professional services, and staff augmentation.
NWN’s team of certified experts works shoulder-to-shoulder with our customers to implement
the technology solutions they need. As technologies evolve and business needs change, our
team sticks with our clients to help keep IT environments stable, modern, and effective. Our
number one goal is to earn trust and confidence in everything we do.
Learn more at http://www.nwnit.com
Dimension Data is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise,
global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions
of its clients. Dimension Data believes in the power of technology to transform your
organization, make things work better, and take your business to the next level. Over the last
three decades, we’ve established ourselves as global leader in the provision and management of
specialist IT infrastructure solutions and services. With operations in over 58 countries, over
23,000 employees and over 6,000 clients – coupled with our deep understanding of the global
business and technology landscape – we help accelerate the achievement of your business
goals. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.
Learn more at http://www.dimensiondata.com
At Presidio, we make it possible for our clients to harness the limitless power of IT to drive their
business forward. By taking the time to deeply understand how your business works we architect
transparent, enduring technology solutions that meet your immediate needs – and prepare you
for tomorrow. Presidio partners with industry leaders to develop and support the answers to our
clients’ IT challenges. We’ve earned the highest certifications from all of our strategic partners.
At Cisco’s Partner Summit in April of this year, Presidio received multiple awards including the
Global Award for Architectural Excellence – Collaboration; Public Sector Partner of the Year,
Americas; Architectural Excellence-Data Center, US; and Partner of the Year-Enterprise, US.
We are not just trusted partners, we enable new thinking. www.presidio.com
Stalwart is a professional services company with two main areas of focus: Security and
Secure IT Architectures. We believe that you can’t have one without the other.
Specifically, we focus on the following:
‘Pure’ Security services like assessments and penetration testing.
Secure Architectures including LAN/WAN/Wireless, Unified Communications,
Data Center and Security Technologies
Learn more at hhtp://www.stalwart.com
Peak 10 is a national IT infrastructure company that provides secure cloud solutions;
reliable data center services including managed colocation; high performance network
solutions; and cost-effective managed services. Tailored and built on best-of-breed
technologies, Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers' changing
business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs and improve
performance. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 audited and holds Cisco’s Cloud Provider Certification
with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation. Peak 10 data
center facilities are located in 10 key markets across the United States, serving
companies around the world.
Learn more at http://www.peak10.com
Sungard Availability Services has more than 30 years of experience providing flexible availability
services that help ensure organizations keep applications always on, always available. The
company leverages its proven expertise to provide managed IT services, information availability
consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services to
clients in North America, Europe and India. Sungard Availability Services helps customers
improve the resiliency of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing
cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability
needs. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on
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7025 Kit Creek Drv
Durham, NC, 27709