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Find Yourself in the Future Cisco TV Series

The Find Yourself in the Future Cisco TV series is a live TV broadcast. The series features four Cisco experts who will share knowledge of the advanced technology currently transforming industries and shaping the modern world, future jobs and opportunities for graduates.

There are four FREE Cisco TV Advanced technology episodes in this series being held on Wednesday, 9 November 2016, Wednesday, 7 December 2016, Wednesday 1 March 2017 and Wednesday 7 June 2017

Virtual Career Fairs

Industry employers are invited to join regional and local Virtual Career Fairs to provide insight on graduate programs for entry-level positions available to future graduates. Virtual career fair sessions help students understand the different work environments, graduate programs, job roles, companies and opportunities that exist in the market and what employers are looking for from soon-to-be-graduates.

In 2016 and 2017 - we will host two Virtual Career Fairs as follows:

  • Wednesday, 7 December 2016 from 1pm until 2pm (UTC+8)
  • Wednesday, 7 June 2017 from 1pm until 2pm (UTC+8)

If you would like to run a session at an upcoming Virtual Career Fair, please contact us at

Graduate Job Fairs

The Find Yourself In The Future Graduate Job Fairs are held at relevant times of the year for graduates and employers to connect directly on open job opportunities. These events are ran in-country and can be virtual or in-person.

Students attending these graduate job fairs are nearing graduation and will be connected to open job opportunities with Cisco partners.

If you are an employer and would like to get involved in a graduate job fair with Cisco, contact us at

Find Yourself In The Future Cisco TV Series

The all NEW Find Yourself In The Future Cisco TV series commences on Wednesday 7th October 2015 and run through until Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Tune into our free live TV broadcast to hear from 4 Cisco experts, draw on their collective expertise, and learn how advanced technology is transforming industries and shaping the modern world.

By being in the audience you can win some great prizes. Register today, hurry places are limited.

Event Start Times: UTC stands for Coordinated Universal Times

UTC +5:30 UTC +7 UTC +8 UTC +9 UTC +10:30 UTC +11 UTC +13 UTC -8
9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Day prior
8 p.m.
Seoul Adelaide Sydney
Auckland San Jose

01 March 2017
12 – 1 pm (UTC +8)
Find Yourself in the Future as a Global Problem Solver Rhod Brown
Center Lead Cisco Innovation Central Sydney
7 June 2017
12 – 1 pm (UTC +8)
The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy Kevin Bloch
Chief Executive Officer Cisco Australia and New Zealand
Registrations will open on 1 May 2017

Speaker profiles

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Joshua McCloud <
Rajiv Niles <
Ken Boal <
Andrew Hobby <
Vatsun Thirapatarapong <
Irving Tan <
Joao Custodio <
Alex Storaci <
Dave West <
Evelyn de Souza <

Kevin Bloch

Chief Technology Officer
Australia + New Zealand

Kevin provides leadership of technology vision as well as leadership of people within Cisco to communicate and execute on that vision. He represents ANZ, Asia, Japan and China on the global Cisco CTO Forum, Cisco's most senior technology leadership board. Kevin is involved in several external corporate advisory boards and has published several reference books on communications technologies.

Joshua McCloud

APAC Government
Cyber Security Architect

Joshua McCloud is a Customer Solutions Architect with Cisco's Asia Pacific Japan China (APJC) Public Sector Group.

Joshua works with central government and defense organizations throughout APJC, using architectural approaches to help customers improve operational effectiveness in cyber security, cloud deployment, and defense strategic and tactical communications.

Joshua has worked for over 18 years in the government and defense environment supporting customers in the US, European, Middle East, and African theaters. Joshua has broad expertise in the areas of architectural methodologies and frameworks, cyber security, cloud, mobility, and military communications systems.

Rajiv Niles

Internet Of Everything (IOE)

Rajiv has held a number of positions at Cisco with the goal of gaining as much cross functional exposure. These include pre-sales, technical marketing, consulting and strategic business development. His current focus is around driving innovation center and solutions strategy for the APJC region. Currently Rajiv leaders selection of small and agile IOE related companies for investment, OEM relationships and investment-backed alliances.

Rajiv is a key stakeholder in developing national engagement strategies for emerging economies through the formation of centers of innovation, national virtual incubator networks and incubator / accelerator programs. He also leads the formulation of next generation smart city solutions and the innovation strategy for Asia-Pacific and China.

Ken Boal

Vice President
Australia + New Zealand

Vice President of Cisco Australia and New Zealand. Boal's responsibility is to drive profitable growth and market leadership through the innovative use of technologies and services that help our customers solve their biggest business problems. He is driven to helping customers and partners take advantage of market transitions such as Internet of Everything, cloud, video and mobility, to increase productivity and create co mpetitive advantage through new, sustainable business models.

Boal is well known for his experience in building a vision, strategy and execution plan to further advance Cisco's relationships and business relevance with customers, partners and government,while accelerating market adoption of Cisco solutions and services. Boal joined Cisco in 2004 and led the company's engagement in the public sector with Australia's federal, state and territory governments, defence, education and healthcare. His role was then expanded to also include the enterprise customer segment. In this role, Boal was responsible for identifying and leading growth and development in the enterprise and public sectors as well as managing the sales force that drive Cisco business in these areas. Boal is committed to working with the higher education sector to enhance Australia's role in the knowledge economy. He has also held a leadership position within Cisco's primary education initiative, the Cisco Networking Academy, where he manages the team responsible for the delivery of the program into the Australian education system. Prior to joining Cisco, Boal spent 10 years at Anixter Inc/NetStar, an Asia Pacific network systems integrator as Southern Region General Manager. He commenced his career at Honeywell in a technical role in the Building Management area.

Andrew Hobby

Director Systems Engineering
APJC Strategy & Planning, APJC

Andrew Hobby is the Asia Pacific Japan & Greater China, Director of Systems Engineering where he is responsible for leading Strategy Planning and Operations. Andrew & his team are focused on developing Cisco and Partner pre-sales architectural and technical expertise while ensuring this is aligned to the needs of customers, partners and sales teams across the region.

Andrew has been with Cisco in ANZ for over 9 years in a variety of sales, engineering and leadership roles. Prior to Cisco, Andrew worked in the Cisco gold partner community, consulting and the public healthcare sector. Andrew lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and daughter.

Vatsun Thirapatarapong

Managing Director
Cisco Systems
Thailand and IndoChina

Vatsun Thirapatarapong is the Managing Director for Cisco in Thailand and IndoChina and brings more than 24 years of experience in the IT and Networking industries across sales management, channel & operations, as well as business development and engineering.

His prior experiences include engineering and consulting positions at Schlumberger Overseas S.A., Esso Standard Thailand, and IBM Thailand. He also had participated in the NTC sub-committee to shape the initial VoIP landscape for the country, as well as actively involved in the consulting role for various public and private projects in Public Sector, Telecom, financial and service industries. Most recently, Vatsun was the Country General Manager (Personal Systems Group) for HP in Thailand. He was also Executive Director of HP Thailand' Board Committee which sets the strategic direction for the company in the country.

Vatsun has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology (KMITL) and an MBA from Thammasart University with a major in Marketing and MIS.

Irving Tan

Asia Pacific + Japan

Irving Tan is President for Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for developing Cisco's strategy and driving business growth across the region.

Prior to this role, Tan was Vice President of Cisco ASEAN and before that, the Country Manager for Cisco Singapore and Brunei. He has an excellent track record as a business leader delivering consistent and sustainable growth. He brings more than nine years of leadership experience at Cisco in various roles in Enterprise Sales, Strategy, Planning & Operations, Managed Services and Cisco's in-house consulting team, the Internet Business Solutions Group.

Before joining Cisco, Tan was a principal at A.T. Kearney, a management consultancy specializing in mergers & acquisition and merger integration in the IT and communications industries. He has also worked at Hewlett-Packard, where he led its Communications and Media Solutions Group in Asia Pacific and Japan.

Tan has consulted to governments around the region to help them to identify ways to drive national transformation through the use of information and communication technologies. He has collaborated with Cisco partners in financial services, oil & gas, manufacturing, and service providers.

Tan holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Joao Custodio

Sales Manager, ASEAN and Korea

João joined Cisco in 2005 through the CSAP program as an Associate Systems Engineer. After successfully completing the program in Amsterdam, he moved into a Systems Engineer role for Enterprise in Cisco Portugal.João then joined the SP Managed Services business in Cisco Portugal, working with the country's largest SP, where he was responsible for cross-organization engagem ent and selling.

In 2011, João moved to Singapore to join the Sales Enablement team where he has been responsible for leading regional and global sales training initiatives across DC and EN Architectures. While in Asia João has also focused on his own personal development achieving a TOGAF Business Architect degree with ISS Singapore, completing a 'New Managers Program' at NUS Business School and achieving a 'General Management Degree' also from NUS. He is a founding member of the Portuguese Business Society and is also a member of the Singapore Computer Society. João has two boys, ages 5 & 1, and in his personal time he enjoys sailing and traveling with his family.

João is now a Sales Manager in the APJ region, covering ASEAN & Korea.

Alex Storaci

Associate Systems Engineer

Upcoming Swinburne University graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of computer systems, networking, security and software development. Ability to translate technical jargon into simplified English through previous technical support experience. Quick and keen learner in both self-directed and team environments. Proficient problem solving skills and broad understanding of computer hardware and software, including networking, security, testing, and design.

Technical Skills

  • Security Technologies: Tunnelling; VPN; Firewall Technologies (including Cisco PIX 506E); SSH; Digital certificates; Anti-Virus Tools (Norton, Symantec, Ghost etc.)
  • Software: Microsoft Office; All Microsoft OS; Server 2003 & 8; Cisco IOS; VMware
  • Software Development: Java; C & C#; Access; HTML; MySQL; SCRUM
  • Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/XP/VISTA/WIN7; UNIX
  • Networking: LANs; WANs; VPNs; Routers; Firewalls; Wireless; Cisco CCNA v3.1
  • Technologies/Protocols: DNS; DHCP; TCP/IP; IPS/IDS; VPN; IPSEC; UDP, HTTP, SMTP; NAT; OSPF

Professional Employment
AAS Computer Solutions, Balwyn North, Victoria
Self Employed, October 2008 to Present
Computer Assembly and Repairs

  • Recommending specifications to cater for user needs
  • Purchasing hardware and assembling computers systems
  • Software and hardware troubleshooting


  • Advising users on the appropriate network architecture for their home or office
  • Purchasing and configuration of network equipment

Technical Support

  • Providing desktop support by phone or in person
  • Assisting users on installation of software and hardware, including printers and scanners

Schenker Logistics, Melbourne Airport, Victoria
Contractor as I.T Technician, October 2008 to December 2008 Desktop Migration

  • Implementation of changing domains, user credentials and authentication processes for expansion of the organisation

Technical Support

  • Working within a team to provide desktop support by remote desktop or in person to over 300 personnel

Computer Assembly and Repairs

  • Assembly and configuration of new desktops using redundant hardware to reduce company costs
  • Software and hardware troubleshooting

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Other Employment History
Marriner Theatres (Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Comedy Theatre and Forum)
Usher, May 2010 to Present
Customer Service

  • Working within a team to greet patrons, examine and verify their tickets and assist them in finding their seats
  • Settling seating disputes and managing complaints and other concerns patrons have
  • Providing assistance for patrons’ special needs

Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Victoria
Bachelor of Information Communications Technology (Majoring in Network Design and Security), 2011-2013
Swinburne Tafe, Hawthorn, Victoria

Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering, 2007-2009

Dave West

Chief Technology Officer,
Systems Engineering and
Architectures, APJC

Dave West is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Systems Engineering and Architectures for Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC). He is responsible for the thousand systems engineers supporting customers and partners in the Enterprise, Commercial and Service Provider markets. In addition, Dave is accountable for working between Cisco and our customers to establish processes and procedures for capturing, messaging, and addressing key business technical requirements and market transitions that need to be delivered in Cisco's architecture and solution offerings.

Previously, Dave West was the CTO for Cisco's Worldwide Partner Organization where he was responsible for working with partners to enable technical excellence in the partner technical community.

Dave has held a variety of other positions at Cisco, including: Sr. Director, Public Sector Systems Engineering and Architectures leading the systems engineers and managers supporting Federal, State and Local Government, Education; Director, Center of Excellence for Public Sector Solutions; Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, Department of Defense and Intelligence; Senior Manager, Advanced Technologies, responsible for voice, security, optical, and wireless engineering and pre-sales support for federal customers and partners.

A thirteen-year Cisco employee, Dave is a former Marine Officer and is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He holds an MS in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Evelyn de Souza

Data Privacy and Compliance Leader at Cisco Systems

Evelyn's passion is for discovering new and innovative methods for accelerating cloud safety for business and personal usage has put her amongst the elite. She has been named one of the Top Ten Women in Cloud Computing for 2014. Evelyn is now accelerating her vision of driving consistent global regulations for data security through extensive lobbying for a Global Bill of Cloud Rights.

Presentations and Recordings - Cybersecurity and Digital Economy

Speaker Topic Presentation Recording Quiz
Glenn Welby
Commercial Security Cisco, APJ

Stefan Avgoustakis
Security Solutions Architect, ANZ
What Are The Cyber Security Problems We Are Fixing And How the Hackers Hack. (1 hr 01 min)
Jatin Sachdeva
(CISSP, CISA, CEH, GWAPT, GSEC, GCIA, SFCE) Consulting Systems Engineer, Security, Cisco ANZ

Dean Frye
Technical Director,
Cisco Asia Pacific & Japan
What Good Cyber Security Looks Like and How to Build Your Cybersecurity Career (1 hr 01 min)

Presentations and Recordings - Advanced Technology Series

Speaker Topic Presentation Recording Quiz
Vallard Benincosa
Application Delivery Architect Cloud Development Operations
Find Yourself In The Future Of
Cloud Native Applications & the Graduate Virtual
Career Fair
(PDF - 13 MB) (1 hr 01 min)
Shraddha Chaplot
Internet Of Everything Live Demo
From The Innovation Hangar In
San Francisco
Live demonstration. No presentation available (1 hr 01 min) Not available
Meng-Chow Kang
Information Security Cisco
Cisco's Approach to Cybersecurity: Before, During and After an Attack. (PDF - 8 MB) (1 hr 01 min)
Darryl Sladden
Senior Technical Marketing Engineer
Get Ready for the Next Generation Mobile Devices and Internet Of Things (IoT) and Virtual Career Fair (1 hr 59 min)

Presentations and Recordings

Speaker Topic Presentation Recording
Kevin Bloch
Chief Technology Officer,
Australia + New Zealand
Find Yourself In The Future as a Chief Technology Officer Of Australia and New Zealand (PDF - 11.4 MB) (1 hr 48 mins)
Rumana Begum
Program Manager,
Cisco Sales Associates Program
The Cisco Sales Associates Program & the Worldwide Sales Internship are industry-leading career development programs for top university students and graduates (PDF - 11.4 MB) (1 hr 48 mins)
Joshua McCloud
APAC Government ,
Cyber Security, Architect,
Cisco Systems Inc, Singapore
Find Yourself In The Future as a Cyber Security Professional (PDF - 59.3 MB) (57 min 45 sec)
Rajiv Niles
Director Internet Of Everything
The Next Big Thing for Technology Careers - The Internet Of Everything (PDF - 2.49 MB) (56 min 13 sec)
Ken Boal
Vice President
Australia and New Zealand
Find Yourself In The Future as a Leader of a Wall Street company (PDF - 1.75 MB) (1 hour 49 min)
Vatsun Thirapatarapong
Managing Director
Cisco Systems Inc
Thailand + Indochina
Find Yourself In The Future as a Leader who Transforms Emerging Countries with Technology (PDF - 1.75 MB) (1 hour 49 min)
Irving Tan
Senior Vice President
Asia Pacific and Japan
Find Yourself In The Future on a Leadership Journey of Constant Reinvention (PDF - 1.75 MB) (1 hour 49 min)
Mark Phillips, National Instruments
John Martin, NetApp
Mei-Lynn Chan, Maybank
Leading Cisco Partner Companies share the fantastic opportunities available to graduating students
Joao Custadio
Architect Solutions Manager
From Students to Speeding Down the Information Highway (PDF - 3.58 MB) (1 hour 30 min)
Alex Storaci
ASE Australia
Evelyn de Souza
Data Privacy and Compliance Leader at Cisco Systems
Find Yourself In The Future as a leading Cloud professional (PDF - 1.92 MB) (1 hour 30 min)
Dave West CTO
Chief Technology Officer,
APJ Sales + Managing Director
APJ Enterprise Networking

Find Yourself In The Future as the Chief Technology Officer (PDF - 1.64 MB) (2 hour 1 min)
Andrew Hobby
Senior Director
Systems Engineering
Asia Pacific and Japan
Virtual Career Fair - Engineering Your Future. Find out if you have the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

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