Senior Cisco VP Howard Charney's Keynote Will Address Technology Innovations that will drive the Future at Cisco Expo


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – January 23, 2013: Cisco Senior Vice President and industry doyen representing the office of the Chairman, Howard Charney, will be discussing technologies that will drive the future in South Africa at this year's Cisco® Expo 2013 South Africa. Drawing on the industry-shaping work he is involved in today and with more than three decades of experience, Charney will be introducing delegates to the technologies and trends that are accelerating ICT transformation.

Charney's keynote will outline how South Africa and the region can prepare for the changes ahead and make the most of the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century through Big Data, the Internet of Everything and other emerging technologies.

Charney was a cofounder of 3Com and founded Grand Junction Networks. Grand Junction, which was acquired by Cisco in 1995, developed Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching, two technologies that helped drive the global build-out of the Internet. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA and law degree from Santa Clara University, as well as being a licensed patent attorney, a pilot, and a longtime ham radio operator.

Cisco's South Africa Managing Director Alpheus Mangale will also take to the stage to welcome guests and share Cisco's vision for the country in 2013. He will set the tone for the coming year and provide delegates with a front-row seat from which they can participate in the Cisco journey.

During the two-day conference, delegates can participate in a range of enlightening sessions run by Cisco executives, subject matter experts and partners. These will include how mobile, social, visual and virtual technologies function as enablers for the next wave of collaboration technologies and how these will empower the workforce; successfully addressing the BYOD challenge; leveraging the Data Center through the power of the network with integrated security to accelerate business safely; and the design and deployment of EPC in LTE networks and how these have been successfully introduced globally.

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Executive Quotes:

  • Alpheus Mangale, General Manager, Cisco South Africa

    “For over two decades, Cisco has been making a significant impact on the future of technology and we continue to do so today. We are delighted that Cisco Expo 2013 South Africa will bring together some of the foremost technology experts – including our Senior Vice President Howard Charney – to showcase how emerging and future technologies will impact the industry in 2013 and beyond. Cisco Expo is highly respected by business leaders, drivers and facilitators across the board in South Africa for offering valuable ICT education and a firm foundation on which to build and develop technology based initiatives within the region.”

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