Exclusive Event

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  • Date: Monday, December 7 – 
    Wednesday, December 9
  • Location:Marriott Marquis
    San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Attendance: In Person
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Overview

Changing the Way We Work

Collaboration is centered on people working together to achieve a common goal. With collaboration, your employees can connect in every room, on every desk, and in every pocket.

At this week's Cisco Collaboration Summit keynote, Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM of IoT and Cisco Collaboration Technology Group, introduced the updates to Cisco Collaboration solutions. Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, joined Rowan onstage and shared feedback from customers on collaboration and the overall Cisco portfolio. And Jonathan Rosenberg, VP and CTO, Cisco Collaboration Technology Group, provided an update on the Cisco Collaboration architecture.

Gain further insight into how Cisco is uniquely positioned to deliver the environments and experiences that help people work better together. Cisco provides best-in-class integrated collaboration solutions that are uniquely designed to work together. Learn how these solutions bring voice, video, IM, presence, content, and meetings together through ubiquitous access with a consistent, delightful experience.

Keynote is now available to view on-demand.

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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Rowan Trollope

Rowan Trollope

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco

Rowan Trollope is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group, which develops collaboration solutions. He leads a global team responsible for identifying key market transitions in collaboration and managing future growth, expansion, and continued innovation. The group's portfolio includes collaboration software, devices, infrastructure, and services that enable video collaboration, unified communications, customer contact centers, conferencing, mobility, and desktop virtualization, such as Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Jabber, and Cisco WebEx.

During the past two years at Cisco, Trollope has successfully driven a refresh of the entire Collaboration technology portfolio - including new cloud technology and video endpoints, which resulted in winning six prestigious Red Dot design Awards. Under Trollope's leadership, Collaboration refreshed WebEx and Jabber for the first time since the technology was acquired by Cisco, and launched the new Collaboration Cloud Platform and its accompanying, industry-changing application - Project Squared - during Collaboration Summit 2014. Trollope continues to reinvent Collaboration at Cisco; driving revolutionary ideas and democratizing collaboration.

Prior to joining Cisco, Trollope was the group president of the SMB and the Symantec.cloud Business unit where he lead Symantec's sales, marketing and product development teams in the small and midsized business (SMB) segment as well as Symantec.cloud, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business. He was responsible for driving Symantec's SaaS strategy and expanding cloud-based delivery and customer support models across the Symantec technology portfolio with a focus on enabling the company to better serve the SMB customer segment.

In his time at Symantec he was responsible for the Norton line of consumer products, including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton 360; and for key enterprise security solutions, including Symantec Security Information Manager and Symantec Enterprise Security Manager. He holds a variety of patents in computer security and operating systems maintenance.

 

Jonathan Rosenberg

Jonathan Rosenberg

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco

Jonathan Rosenberg is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Collaboration Technology Group at Cisco. In that role, he is responsible for the architecture and overall technology direction of Cisco's collaboration portfolio, and has been focused evolving their technology to address the market transitions in cloud and mobile.

Prior to rejoining Cisco in early 2013, Jonathan was Skype's Chief Technology Strategist, where he guided the company's technology strategy, including the launch of Skype's partnership with Facebook and its plan to ship a Windows 8 client. Prior to that, he was a Cisco Fellow at Cisco, focused on IP collaboration. Jonathan is most well known in the industry for his primary authorship of the SIP protocol.

He is the 5th most prolific author of Internet standards of all time, and many of his technologies - SIP, STUN, TURN, ICE, SIMPLE - are now the foundations of modern IP telecoms. Jonathan received his bachelors and masters from MIT and holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia U., and in 2002 was named one of the most innovative young technologists in the world by Technology Review magazine.

 

Jens Meggers

Jens Meggers

Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Collaboration Technology Group (CCTG), Cisco

Dr. Jens Meggers is Cisco's Vice President and General Manager for the Cloud Collaboration Technology Group (CCTG) at Cisco. He is responsible for managing all cloud collaboration and communication solutions across the corporation as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering such as WebEx Conferencing, IM/Presence and Jabber. The organization delivers a robust and scalable infrastructure to millions of customers.

Before joining Cisco, Dr. Meggers was Senior Vice President at Symantec Corporation. There he was in charge of the Endpoint Protection and Productivity business unit which included all endpoint protection products, personal cloud, systems management and secure cloud collaboration solutions. Under his leadership, Symantec's protection products reached record level net promoter scores and garnered many prestigious industry and customer awards. Prior to Symantec, Dr. Meggers was in charge of engineering at a Silicon Valley startup that focused on mobile photo management and sharing.

Dr. Meggers has a Master and Ph.D. of Computer Science, from RWTH Aachen, Germany. He holds several patents in the area of data communications and security. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children. Dr. Meggers enjoys camping, movies and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Guest Speaker

Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan

Author, Speaker and Futurist, Co-founder of the Future of Work Community

Click here to view Bio

 

Locknote Speaker

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist of Canva and Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley

Guy Kawasaki was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1954. His family lived in a tough part of Honolulu called Kalihi Valley. They weren't rich, but he never felt poor because his parents made many sacrifices. His mother was a housewife, and his father was a fireman, real estate broker, state senator, and government official during his long, distinguished career.

Guy attended Iolani School where he graduated in 1972. Iolani is not as well-known as its rival, Punahou because no presidents of the U.S. went there, but he got a fantastic and formative education there. (Punahou is "USC," and Iolani is "Stanford.") Guy owes his writing career to Harold Keables, his AP English teacher. Keables taught him that the key to writing is editing. The fact that Guy has written thirteen books (or one book thirteen times) would shock and delight Harold Keables.

After Iolani, Guy matriculated to Stanford. He graduated in 1976 with a major in psychology which was the easiest major he could find. After Stanford, Guy attended the law school at U.C. Davis because, like all Asian-American parents, his folks wanted him to be a doctor, lawyer, or dentist. He only lasted one week because he couldn't deal with the law school teachers telling him that he was crap and that they were going to remake him.

The following year Guy entered the MBA program at UCLA. He liked this curriculum much better. While there, he worked for a fine-jewelry manufacturer called Nova Stylings; hence, his first real job was counting diamonds. From Nova, its CEO Marty Gruber, and his Jewish colleagues in the jewelry business, Guy learned how to sell. This skill was vital to his career.

Guy remained at Nova for a few years until the Apple II removed the scales from his eyes. Then he went to work for an educational software company called EduWare Services. However, Peachtree Software acquired the company and wanted Guy to move to Atlanta. "I don't think so," was his reaction because he couldn't live in a city where people call sushi "bait."

Luckily, his Stanford roommate, Mike Boich, got Guy a job at Apple. So one could make the case that Guy owes Mike everything. When Guy saw what a Macintosh could do, the clouds parted and the angels started singing. For four years Guy evangelized Macintosh to developers. He also met his wife at Apple during this timeframe–Apple was very good to Guy.

Around 1987, Guy's job at Apple was done because Macintosh had plenty of software by then, so he left to start a Macintosh database company called ACIUS. It published a product called 4th Dimension. To this day, 4th Dimension is a great database.

Guy ran ACIUS for two years and then left to pursue his bliss of writing, speaking, and consulting. He wrote for MacUser, Macworld, and Forbes. Guy calls these the "Wonder Years" as in "I wonder why I deserve such a good life."

In 1989, Guy started another software company called Fog City Software with three of the best co-founders in the world: Will Mayall, Kathryn Henkens, and Jud Spencer. They created an email product called Emailer and then a list server product called LetterRip.

In 1995 Guy returned to Apple as an Apple fellow. At the time, according to the pundits, Apple was supposed to die. (Apple should have died about ten times in the past twenty years according to the pundits.) Guy's job on this tour of duty was to maintain and rejuvenate the Macintosh cult.

In 1997, Guy left Apple to start an angel investor matchmaking service called Garage.com with Craig Johnson of Venture Law Group and Rich Karlgaard of Forbes. Version 2.0 of Garage.com was an investment bank for helping entrepreneurs raise money from venture capitalists. Today, version 3.0 of Garage.com is called Garage Technology Ventures; it is a venture capital firm and makes direct investments in early-stage technology companies.

In 2004, Guy worked at Garage and then he began writing and speaking. Eventually he started another company with Will Mayall and Kathryn Henkens. This company created a website called Alltop-for "all the topics." It aggregates RSS feeds and organizes them into topics such as photography.alltop.com, Macintosh.alltop.com, and social-media.alltop.com. It also publishes human-interest stories that elicit the reaction, "Holy kaw!"

Then in 2013, Guy became a special advisor to the CEO of the Motorola division of Google. In 2014, Guy resurrected the title "chief evangelist" and joined a Sydney-based company called Canva. This company provides an online graphic-design service. Its goal is to democratize design. If you need graphics for social media, flyers, posters, infographics, business cards, or book covers, check it out.

In 2015 Guy Kawasaki was appointed to the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. He joined Wikimedia in order to help democratize knowledge. What could be cooler than democratizing computers, design, and knowledge? In 2015, Guy also became a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA.

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Schedule

Collaboration Summit Customer Forum Track Agenda

Monday, December 7

Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Registration

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cisco Collaboration Customer Forum Welcome Reception
The View at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 39th Floor

Tuesday, December 8

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Collaboration Summit Keynote
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Customer Forum Sessions:
  • Welcome
  • The Future Organization
  • Collaboration Priorities
  • Developing and Leading Complex Teams
  • Close
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Collaboration Experience Showcase: Drinks and Networking
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cisco Collaboration Summit Welcome Reception
City View at the Metreon

Wednesday, December 9

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Customer Forum Sessions:
  • Connecting Employees Physically and Virtually
  • Develop a Business Strategy With Your Customers
  • Cloud- An Open Discussion
  • How IT Can Support The Future Organization
  • Securing Your Collaboration Environment
  • Executive Q&A
  • Close
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Collaboration Experience Showcase Reception

Thursday, December 10 (Optional)

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Executive One-on-Ones
11:15 a.m. – NoonCollaboration Summit Locknote
Guest Speaker: Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist of Canva and Executive Fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley

*Sessions subject to change

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Event Information

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the Cisco Collaboration Summit is Thursday, November 5, 2015.

 

Event Location

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hotel check-in time: 4 p.m.
Hotel check-out time: 12 p.m.

 

Parking

  • Valet parking, fee: 65 USD daily
  • Off-site parking, fee: 3.50 USD hourly, 34 USD daily
  • Valet only with in/out privileges, USD 75-oversized, use 780 Mission St to map directions / Garage clearance 6 feet

 

Smoke-Free Policy

 

Extended Stays

If attendees want to extend their stay, Cisco has negotiated a rate of US$269.25 plus 14‰ Federal tax and 2.25‰ State tax for three days before and three days after the event, subject to availability.

Please note: Attendees are responsible for all expenses related to an extended stay. If attendees would like to take advantage of the conference rate, please let us know on the registration form.

 

Transportation

The Marriott Marquis is easily accessible by air transportation:

  • 13.8 miles NW of San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 20 miles NW of Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • 45 miles NW of Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Taxis are readily available from all airports. Estimated one-way taxi fares:

  • US$45.00 from SFO
  • US$60.00 from OAK
  • US$167.00 from SJC

SuperShuttle

  • From SFO: US$17.00 (one way) shared ride. Reservation required.
  • From OAK: US$27.00 (one way) shared ride. Reservation required.
  • From SJC: US$125.00 (one way) shared ride. Reservation required.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

  • US$8.65 one way from SFO to Powell Street Station
  • US$10.05 one way from OAK to Powell Street Station

 

Weather

December average temperatures in San Francisco range from 47 to 56 degrees Fahrenheit with possible rainfall.

 

Conference Attire

Business casual is recommended. We recommend a light jacket or sweater for air-conditioned meeting rooms and evening events.

 

Contact for Changes and Questions

For hotel and registration questions, or to modify your plans, contact Conference Customer Service.

Call: 800 798-8414 (toll-free) or 801 523-6535 (direct)
E-mail: Cisco Collaboration Summit Support.

Contact center agents are available for live support between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., Pacific Time.

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Sponsors

Visit with Cisco Collaboration Summit sponsors on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Collaboration Experience Showcase where they will demonstrate their innovative collaboration solutions.

Platinum Sponsors

Jabra

Jabra

Building on a 100 year history of innovation and audio expertise with sister company, leading hearing aid manufacturer GN Resound, Jabra creates a broad range of award-winning hands free solutions that increase productivity, reduce costs, and provide seamless connectivity to contact centers, office and mobile professionals around the world.
More information, visit here.

 

VBrick

VBrick

VBrick pioneered the next-generation of enterprise video through its Rev® cloud-native platform. Rev is Cisco's enterprise video platform solution, fully integrated with Cisco Telepresence environments. Rev enables Cisco customers to centrally unify recordings from Cisco video conferencing, WebEx and Jabber sessions in a dynamic, consumer-grade 'enterprise YouTube' portal for secure viewing by thousands of viewers on any connected device. Rev also enables Cisco video endpoints to function as broadcast and recording studios with scalable, secure live webcasting capabilities. Rev optimizes customers' network bandwidth by converting video into bandwidth-efficient IP streams that are delivered through its enterprise content delivery network technology.
More information, visit here.

Gold Sponsors

Ascom

Ascom

Ascom Wireless Solutions develops communication solutions that deliver integrated workflow intelligence for sectors such as healthcare that rely on mission-critical communications. The solutions are based on cellular, VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies–often integrated by Ascom Unite middleware with existing enterprise systems. Approximately 100,000 solutions are installed globally. The company has subsidiaries in 13 countries, employs 1,200, and is a part of the Ascom Group.
More information, visit here.

 

Esna

Esna

Esna makes it easy for businesses and individuals to connect, communicate and collaborate with one another by embedding unified communications and real-time collaboration inside the cloud-based business applications they use every day. Millions of people in leading businesses, educational institutions and government organizations globally rely on Esna every day to stay connected, to drive productivity and to get work done.
More information, visit here.

 

KBZ

KBZ

KBZ, a scansource company, is an award-winning Cisco Authorized Distributor specializing in Collaboration, Cloud, Video & TelePresence, Unified Communications and more. Our dedicated, high-touch Commercial and Federal teams are ready to enable your success with sales, services, engineering and partner programs.
More information, visit here.

 

Plantronics

Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline.
More information, visit here.

 

ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic delivers the next generation IT monitoring platform for the network of everything. Over 20,000 global Service Providers, enterprises, and government organizations rely on ScienceLogic every day to significantly enhance their IT operations. With complete Hybrid IT monitoring, total Amazon Web Services (AWS) visibility, and comprehensive monitoring for the most advanced Cisco technologies including ACI and Collaboration, our customers can maximize efficiency, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity.
More information, visit here.

 

Singlewire Software

Singlewire Software

Singlewire develops software that connects you to the Internet of Everything. Our InformaCast products can help you page groups of Cisco phones, notify people of an emergency, communicate via mobile devices, automate existing systems, and more. Stop by to learn what InformaCast can make possible for you.
More information, visit here.

 

QWASI, Inc.

QWASI, Inc.

QWASI brings to market enterprise protocols for monitoring every customer event, and uses the QWASI AIM platform to trigger customer communication via the Cisco Tropo API. The QWASI SDK powers app engagement allowing for the call back of any real time customer event (Beacon, NFC, Web, Social), and sends this event into a complete customer profile interface so CRM managers can view a customer's entire behavioral engagement lifecycle.
More information, visit here.

 

West Unified Communications Services

West Unified Communications Services

West Unified Communications Services is a global leader in the delivery of mission critical communication solutions and world-class support for organizations looking to streamline their networks and collaboration processes. With easy-to-use hosted and managed voice, data, conferencing and video offerings, connecting people has never been easier.

West is a Cisco gold partner and a top provider of Cisco-based unified communications and collaboration solutions, including Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution, Cloud Connected Audio, WebEx and more.
More information, visit here.

Silver Sponsors

Cisco

Cisco

A one stop destination for Cisco Partners to easily find Cisco's promotions and programs for upgrading CUCM, license migrations, upgrading and refreshing Video infrastructure, endpoints and Phones.
More information, visit here.

 

Donoma Software

Donoma Software

At Donoma, we're passionate about creating Cisco-focused Collaboration applications. We create innovative products that scale from the workgroup to the enterprise.

Our records management & messaging products are used around the world to help people be more productive, reduce risk and provide a higher level of collaboration & organizational agility.
More information, visit here.

 

ISI

ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc.

ISI delivers business outcomes through UC management solutions for voice, video and Jabber IM. Gain enterprise insights through UC & UCCX reporting inside and outside the contact center, Traffic Analytics for bandwidth assessment and SIP conversions, Collaboration Recording for IM/Voice compliance & searchable archive, and Speech Analytics' automated quality management.
More information, visit here.

 

LIFTinnovate

LIFTinnovate

LIFTinnovate is a business development and innovation acceleration consulting company. LIFT is working with Cisco to develop Collaboration Adoption and Software Lifecycle Service programs for Cisco and Cisco Channel Partners. LIFT's customer adoption methodology is focused on identifying and deploying strong business use cases that then pull through sustained usage.
More information, visit here.

 

Meet Me In The Cloud, LLC

Meet Me In The Cloud, LLC

Focused exclusively on WebEx adoption, and staffed with WebEx product experts, Meet Me In The Cloud delivers post-sales adoption and end-user training services to the end-customer. Acting as a subcontractor to the Cisco partner, MMITC's proven methodology drives steep adoption curves within 45 days of the point of sale.
More information, visit here.

 

Netformx

Netformx

Netformx accelerates cloud and telecom solution provider profits with powerful business intelligence, actionable insights, collaboration, and automation that connect people, information, and processes. We enable our customers to design and sell winning and implementable multivendor solutions demanded by enterprises across the globe, while operating their businesses profitably.
More information, visit here.

 

RedSky Technologies, Inc.

RedSky Technologies, Inc.

RedSky Technologies is the leading provider of E911 solutions, all IVT-Certified for interoperability with the Cisco Unified Communications platform. RedSky offers both on-premise and cloud-based solutions with value-added modules for WiFi using Cisco MSE, 9-1-1 call alert notifications, and softphone client applications using Cisco Jabber.
More information, visit here.

 

RSI

RSI

RSI is a world leader in harnessing collaboration metrics to track, monitor and manage the performance of network facilities resulting in a more dynamic, responsive and productive communication ecosystem.
More information, visit here.

 

Verba Technologies

Verba Technologies

Verba offers a complete Collaboration Recording solution for Cisco UC. Only Verba provides collaboration compliance, quality management and speech analytics with integrated IM, voice, video call and desktop screen recording. Our software is deployed at over 800 customer sites in more than 50 countries.
More information, visit here.

 

Variphy, Inc.

Variphy, Inc.

Simplify the way you manage your UC environment. Relevant and easy to use features include: Automated CDR Reporting with Capacity Utilization, Cradle to Grave, E911 Alerts, Call Errors, Call Quality. Automated Configuration and Change Management Reporting. Phone Control and Macros help you quickly view, validate and fix IP Phone errors.
More information, visit here.

 

Whitepages Pro

Whitepages Pro

Whitepages Pro is a global leader in mobile identity data, helping businesses identify who's behind a phone number to manage risk and optimize customer experiences. With REST APIs and SaaS tools, Whitepages Pro data easily integrates into authentication workflows and platforms to verify customer identity.
More information, visit here.

 

Yorktel

Yorktel

Yorktel's is a global Video Managed Services Provider assisting enterprises with video/UC system assessment and design, through implementation and post installation management, with an expertise in interoperability and mobility. Our Emmy award-winning Media Services division offers webcasting, video/event production and post production. With offices across the U.S. and Europe, we enable enterprises to collaborate better, and realize a higher productivity and ROI on their video investment.
More information, visit here.

 

Zendesk

Zendesk

Zendesk is a beautifully simple customer service platform. It enables companies to provide great customer support, scale with self-service options, and differentiate with advanced analytics. The result is customer relationships that are more meaningful, personal, and productive–all at a lower cost.
More information, visit here.

Developers

Bulpros Consulting AD

Bulpros Consulting AD

Bulpros is a fast-growing European IT Services company established in Sofia, Bulgaria and operating in many European and global markets. Bulpros provides the whole spectrum of IT life-cycle services - software development in all core technologies, design and development of web and mobile solutions and applications, IT Infrastructure and cloud services.
More information, visit here.

 

Spinsci Technologies, LLC

Spinsci Technologies, LLC

SPINSCI TECHNOLOGIES is a software product and services company specializing in Enterprise Application Integration, Enterprise Mobility, and custom application development for Cisco Customer Collaboration products. SpinSci brings innovation to the industry with its powerful suite of products, seamlessly integrated into custom, end-to-end solutions.
More information, visit here.

Platinum Sponsors

  • VBrick

  • Jabra

Gold Sponsors

  • Esna

  • ScienceLogic

  • West

  • ScanSource/KBZ

  • Ascom

  • Plantronics

  • SingleWire

Contact for Changes and Questions