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Clle 2014 event brochure

  1. 1. + + 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. Local Edition
  2. 2. 2 Agenda START DURATION DATA CENTER TRACK COLLABORATION TRACK WIRELESS, SECUIRTY & UNIFIED ACEESS TRACK 8:00 0:30 REGISTRATION - PARTNER EXHIBTS OPEN 8:30 0:30 MORNING KEYNOTE Raleigh - Weston Sylvester Charlotte - Ray Rapuano Columbia - Greg Smith 9:00 1:30 Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Accelerating Adoption of Unified Communication Detect, Connect and Engage Your Customers with Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) 10:30 0:30 BREAK - PARTNER EXHIBITS OPEN 11:00 1:30 Overview of the Next Big Evolution in Data Center Networking Jabber Design and Configuration - implementing secure remote and mobile access with Cisco's new collaboration edge architecture Cisco Meraki - Cloud Managed Networks that Simply Work 12:30 0:30 LUNCH - PARTNER EXHIBITS OPEN 1:00 1:00 Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Panel Discussion and Listerning Tour 2:00 1:30 From the Makers of UCS - Deep Dive into the Nexus 9000 and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) The Future of Cisco Unified Communications Mitigating Threats with Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Next Generation IPS (NGIPS) 3:30 0:30 PRIZES & CLOSE 4:00 END OF EVENT
  3. 3. 3 Agenda Detail Break Out Session Details Data Center Track Session 1: Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Focused on best practices, tips and tricks to accelerate UCS troubleshooting. Session 2: Overview of the Next Big Evolution in Data Center Networking 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 Center infrastructure. 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 of switches. Collaboration Track Session 1: Accelerating Adoption of Unified Communication 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 Enterprise Connect. 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 Simply Work 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. +
  4. 4. 4 + Presenter Bio’s Raleigh Weston Sylvester 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. Charlotte Ray Rapuano 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. Columbia Greg Smith 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. Data Center Jose Martinez 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 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. Nick Furman 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.
  5. 5. 5 + Presenter Bio’s Collaboration Marci Carpenter 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 Dolph 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. David Neusteder 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 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 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 Neal Humphrey 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 technology. Derrick Williams 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 Apple. 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 few. Gary Marsh Consulting Systems Engineer in Unified Access/Mobility/Wireless for Cisco Systems. Clinton Jang 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. AntoniosHondroulis 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.
  6. 6. 6 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 + 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 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 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 Sponsoring Partners
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  8. 8. 8 + 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 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 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 Sponsoring Partners 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.
  9. 9. 9 + 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 Managed Services Learn more at hhtp:// 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 L Learn Sponsoring Partners 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 or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. - See more at: appoints-josh-crowe-as-chief-technology-officer.aspx#sthash.YeRjq3mF.dpuf
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