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Super Sessions

Keeping informed means understanding the big picture, as well as the technical details. That's why it's important to stay on top of emerging trends. When you can anticipate how the trends on the horizon will affect your organisation and your career, you can translate change into a competitive advantage.

Networking and communication technologies and practices are always in flux, always evolving. The Super Sessions at Cisco Live shine a spotlight on the latest trends and technologies and help you understand how your challenges align with the larger industry direction.

The Super Sessions will be held Wednesday 19 March 2014.

Super Session - Cisco Data Centre Innovations Delivering New Cloud Services and Application Centric Infrastructure
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 1:30pm
Soni Jiandani, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Insieme Networks

Data Centre is the epicentre of today's businesses, enabling and securing the applications and services that are critical to operations. Cisco has led several market transitions in the Data Centre; including Unified Fabric, Unified Computing and Application Centric Infrastructure, which have enabled our customers and partners to quickly build flexible, automated, and secure cloud services. As cloud infrastructures continue to evolve, the need for open and secure mobile services are critical. This session will focus on Cisco's Unified Data Centre; technologies, including our latest innovations recently announced. Cisco's Data Centre; solutions empower you to bring new, leading edge services to customers and partners.

Super Session - Telstra: Everything in the Cloud – but what Cloud?
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 1:30pm
Erez Yarkoni, Executive Director – Cloud, Telstra Global Services, Telstra

Business is looking up to the cloud to create a brilliant tomorrow, yet choosing between 32 flavours is more than a matter of taste. Make the right choice and you have a roadmap for future success. Make the wrong choice and you’re stranded on another burning platform.

Erez Yarkoni, Executive Director Cloud, Telstra Global Services will lead a presentation on how the world of cloud is evolving and what you should be considering to determine what’s right for your organisation.

Super Session – Collaboration and the Internet of Everything
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 2:20pm
John Hernandez, Vice President, General Manager, CCBU, Cisco

Technology infrastructure and tools are essential, but it’s the innovative application of technology that will separate winners from losers in the Internet of Everything Economy. Winners will be companies that successfully apply technology to improve the “people” and “process” elements of their business.

Join this session to hear about the latest additions to Cisco’s Collaboration Portfolio, as well as to gain an understanding of how they can be put to use to address today’s most pressing business challenges: from enhancing employee engagement, productivity, and innovation within an organisation - to creating more interactive customer experiences far beyond traditional company boundaries.

Super Session - Cisco Domain Ten Enabling Customers’ to Align Business Strategy to a Successful Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Environment
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 2:20pm
Howard Fyffe, Director APJC Data Centre and Security Practice, Cisco Services

We are at a fundamental shift in how IT Services are delivered and consumed by the business.  Known as cloud or more broadly IT as a Service (ITaaS), this shift is not optional as organisation’s need more innovation and agility from IT to remain competitive.  Those IT organisations that do not adopt ITaaS risk getting marginalized by the business.  The challenge for most organisations is how to make that shift?  What cloud services are being consumed by the business today?  What data centre infrastructure needs to change? How does cloud impact current business process and governance?  What are the security risks to cloud and how can IT enforce security policies in a cloud environment?

Cisco Domain Ten SM  is a framework and workshop that enables organisations to align their business strategy to a ITaaS model. Cisco Domain Ten SM offers a prescriptive approach that baselines current state and future state of the ten data centre domains as well as a roadmap to effectively implement ITaaS.  In this session we will review the Domain Ten SM framework and share customer case studies and the business impact when implementing a successful public, private or hybrid cloud.

Super Session - Intelligent Cybersecurity for the Real World
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 4:20pm
Chris Young, Senior Vice President, Cisco Security Group, Cisco

Driven by market trends in cloud, mobile and the Internet of Everything, technological change is accelerating at lightning speed with the network at the core. Security is no different. Attackers are innovating faster than the industry, finding new attack vectors to exploit their targets and creating significant new security challenges. Join Christopher Young for a discussion on how these phenomena have driven defenders to challenge today's security assumptions and how Cisco's new security model and offerings can address our customers' biggest security problems.

Super Session - Network Innovation and Simplicity - with New Solutions for SDN and IWAN
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 4:20pm
Sujai Hajela, Vice President, General Manager, Cisco
Jeff Reed, Vice President, General Manager, SDN and Manageability, Cisco

Enterprises around the world are embracing key trends like Unified Access (Wired/Wireless Convergence), BYOD/Mobility, DC Consolidation/Virtualisation and Cloud Computing, to name a few. These trends offer tremendous opportunities to increase productivity, improve business operations and add additional sources of revenue. These opportunities come with a few challenges. Research shows that IT departments spend 93% of their time in repetitive tasks (Basic Installation, Configuring QoS Policies, ACL Management, etc) which means less time for deploying new services.

Join this Enterprise Network keynote to find out how to make your network operations more automated and your business applications more innovative. Cisco is introducing Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovations across the entire network that substantially improve IT efficiency and application capabilities.

You will see new Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solutions that improve Web performance and security in the branch and headquarters. See how you can implement user and application policies based on business intentions—and execute them simultaneously across your wired and wireless networks with minimal configuration. We will also show you how you can use location analytics to better address your customers. And we will give you a glimpse into what we have in store for advanced, distributed analytics for the Internet of Things.

Super Session - Cisco and Sourcefire: A Threat-Centric Security Approach
Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 5:20pm
Tom Ashoff, Vice President, Engineering, Cisco

To truly protect against all possible attack vectors, IT professionals must accept the nature of modern networked environments and devices and start defending them by thinking like defenders responsible for securing their infrastructure. Critical to accomplishing this is first understanding the modern threat landscape and how a threat-centric approach to security can increase the effectiveness of threat prevention. The session will begin with a detailed review of the most common threats, as well as an overview of how both open source technologies such as Snort and ClamAV play a role in protecting enterprise environments. Enterprise security administrators and architects, CISOs and even CIOs will also benefit from learning about advanced malware protection and network security platform approaches that protect their environments across the attack continuum - before, during and after an attack.