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Cisco Champion Radio

A podcast series by technologists for technologists.

After listening to this networking podcast, you can learn about the different topics in the networking industry like enterprise networking, collaboration, data center, cloud, IoT and other Cisco software and products.

How does Cisco Investments differ from Venture Capitalists?

How do Cisco Investments differ from VCs? In this episode, the Head of Cisco Investments Portfolio Development, Hitesh Saijpal, gives us details on his work in developing Cisco's investment portfolio - from his daily routine to how Cisco Investments decide between competing companies in the same market. An episode you don't want to miss!

Cisco Champion hosts

Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Developer Engineer, Presidio

David Penaloza (@davidsamuelps), Lead Network Consulting Engineer, Verizon

Cisco Guest

Hitesh Saijpal (@hiteshsaijpal), Head of Cisco Investments Portfolio Development

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program

Season 6, Episode 25

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Being a Nerd in a Cisco Innovation Centre

What’s it like being a nerd in a Cisco Innovation Centre? Dive into this episode of Cisco Champion Radio to learn about where our innovation centers are and the journey our Cisco Guest, Justin Cohen, has embarked on to get to where he is today.

Cisco Champion hosts

Ben Story (@ntwrk80), Cisco Champion member, Technical Analyst, Hospital Sisters Health System.

Matt Ouellette (@mattouellette), Cisco Champion member, Systems Engineer, Presidio.

Cisco Guest

Justin Cohen (@cantechit), Innovation Architect.

Moderator

Michelle Trick (@trickorydickory), Marketing Manager.

Season 6, Episode 24

Cisco SD-WAN Cloud onRamp with WWT

Dive into Cisco SD-WAN Cloud onRamp and what exactly it is. Our Cisco Champions and Cisco Guests chat about Viptela history, vManager, multi-cloud strategies and MORE!

Cisco Champion hosts

Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Cisco Champion member, Developer Engineer, Presidio

Chuck Keith (@networkchuck), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer, Xceptional Networks

Cisco Guest

David Klebanov (@davidklebanov), Technical Marketing Manager

Additional Guests:

Tom Davis, Practice Lead Network Solutions, WWT

Bill Thompson, Practice Manager Network Solutions, WWT

Moderator

Teresa Sonal (@tsonal), Cisco Product Marketing

Season 6, Episode 23

Solution Area:  SD-WAN

Architecture:  Enterprise Networking

Why Hardware Matters

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we get into what is so important about hardware and the different PSIRT advisories when it comes to vulnerabilities.

Cisco Champion hosts

Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Cisco Champion member, Developer Engineer, Presidio

Cisco Guest

Kureli Sankar (twitter.com/jmckg), Technical Marketing Manager. Dan Backman, Portfolio Architect

Moderator

Leslie Zan Vee (@storiesbyleslie), Product Marketing

Season 6, Episode 22

Solution Area:  Security

Architecture:  Security

Extending Intent-Based Networking to the IoT Edge, the Sequel

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, Tim Szigeti comes back to chat with Cisco Champs on how this technology is transforming the customer experience.

Cisco Champion hosts

Malcolm Booden (@malcolmbooden), Cisco Champion Member, MNB Networks Ltd, Network & Security Consultant

David Penaloza (@davidsamuelps), Cisco Champion member, Lead Network Consulting Engineer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Cisco Guest

Tim Szigeti (@tim_szigeti), Principal Technical Marketing Engineer.

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program

Season 6, Episode 21

Solution Area:  IoT

Architecture:  IoT, Enterprise Networking

DevNet/Network Programmability and Automation

Welcome to another episode of Cisco Champion Radio! In this episode, learn more about what the automation exchange is and the different tools you can use to help with automation and programmability.

Cisco Champion hosts

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member, Consultant, Nefkens Advies.

Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Cisco Champion member, Developer Engineer, Presidio.

Cisco Guest

Adrian Iliesiu (@aidevnet), DevNet Engineer.

Moderator

Michelle Trick (@trickorydickory), Marketing Manager.

Season 6, Episode 20

Solution Area:  DevNet

Architecture:  DevNet

Meraki Camera and Cisco DevNet

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we sit down with Cisco Champs Malcolm Booden and Jonathan Rhau and Cisco Guests George Bentinck, Simon Tompson, and Matt DeNapoli as they dig into the new features and benefits of the Meraki Smart Camera.

Cisco Champion hosts

Malcolm Booden (@malcolmbooden) MNB Networks Ltd, Network & Security Consultant.

Jonathan Rhau (@nathanrhau), Bell Canada, C20 Specialist; Router Gods.

Cisco Guests

George Bentinck (@meraki_george), Cisco Meraki Product Manager, Camera Systems.

Simon Tompson (@MerakiSimon), Cisco Meraki Head of Brand and Experience.

Matt DeNapoli (@theDeNap), Cisco DevNet Developer Advocate focused on Meraki.

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program.

Season 6, Episode 19

Solution Area:  Meraki Camera, DevNet

Architecture:  Meraki, DevNet 

Edge Compute Physical Infrastructure Considerations

How is Edge compute defined? How does Edge Compute fit within your overall network design? How is Panduit doing it? What are some IoT applications? All that and more!

Cisco Champion hosts

Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Cisco Champion member, Developer Engineer, Presidio.

Steve Kostyk (@lightbulb1), Cisco Champion member, Lead Network Engineer, Avangrid.

Cisco Guests

Peter Jones (@petergjones), Distinguished Engineer.

Other Guests

Brian Kelly (@PanduitB), Mgr, Network Architecture Research, Panduit

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Product Marketing.

Season 6, Episode 18

Solution area: Enterprise Networking, Cloud

Architecture: All

Secrets of Cisco Investments featuring Rob Salvagno

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we chat with Cisco’s Head of Investments and M&A, Rob Salvagno to discuss why and how Cisco invests in startups, some of the most exciting investments Cisco has made recently, some of our recent acquisitions, and how Todd Nightingale owes him two bottles of scotch. We cover Cohesity, Meraki, Kespry and more!

Cisco Champion hosts

Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Cisco Champion member, Developer Engineer, Presidio.

David Peñaloza (@davidsamuelps), Cisco Champion member, Lead Network Consulting Engineer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Cisco Guests

Rob Salvagno (@salvagno), VP Corporate Development and Cisco Investments.

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program.

Season 6, Episode 17

Solution area: Cisco Investments

Architecture: All

How Cisco DevNet Helps Automate Your Data Center

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, learn how Cisco UCS and DevNet help you automate your data center. Find out what parts of your data center can be automated and what really makes a developer these days. Also, what tools are available from DevNet to help you get into automation?

Cisco Champion hosts

Jose Bogarin (@josebogarin), Cisco Champion member, Chief Innovation Officer, Altus Consulting.

Joseph Houghes (@jhoughes) Cisco Champion member, Solutions Architect, Veeam.

Cisco Guests

John McDonough (@johnamcdonough), Technical Leader & Developer Advocate, Cisco DevNet.

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Product Marketing Team

Season 6, Episode 16

Solution area: DevNet

Architecture: DevNet

Understand Changes to the Cisco Certifications

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, what are the reasons behind the new Cisco Certification portfolio? Cisco Champions Wendell Odom and Sam Clements chat with Yusuf Bhaiji and Joe Clarke on the new Cisco Certification tracts, DevNet, the new options for Continuing Education, and what hiring managers are looking for in a new CCNA.

Cisco Champion hosts

Wendell Odom (@wendellodom), Cisco Champion and Director, Certskills.

Samuel Clements (@samuel_clements) Cisco Champion and Mobility Practice Manager, Presidio.

Cisco Guests

Yusuf Bhaiji (@YusufBhaiji), Senior Manager for the Global Certifications team.

Joe Clarke, Distinguished Services Engineer.

Moderators

Jasmine Shah (@Shah__jazzy), Cisco Champion Program Management Team

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management Team

Season 6, Episode 15

Solution area: Certifications

Architecture: All

SD-Access Multi Domain Discussion

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, Cisco SD-Access and Multi Domain are discussed in depth in this podcast where Cisco Champions ask Cisco Experts the questions their peers might have.

Cisco Champion hosts

Paul Campbell (@paulmc3), Cisco Champion member, CEO & Founder, Quaversal LLC.

Scott McDermott (@scottm32768) Cisco Champion member, Managing Director, Mostly Networks.

Cisco guests

Victor Moreno, Distinguished Engineer, Technical Marketing

Mike Herbert, Principal Engineer

Moderator

Michelle Trick, Cisco Marketing Manager

Season 6, Episode 14

Solution area: SD-Access

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO)

Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a cloud-based application to helps you consistently manage policies across your Cisco security products and keep your organization protected against the latest threats. This security-focused podcast dives into what’s new with CDO and gets into the technical details of the why and how.

Cisco Champion hosts

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member, Consultant, Nefkens Advies

David Yarashus (@dyarashus), Cisco Champion member, Chief Engineer, Netcraftsmen

Cisco guests

Guy Telner (@guytelner), Director of Engineering and Developer of Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Adam Bragg (@adbragg), Systems Engineer for Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program

Season 6, Episode 13

Solution area: Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Architecture: Security

Cisco DNA Center & AI/ML Network Analytics

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we chat with JP Vasseur about Cisco DNA Center and AI/ML Network Analytics.  Interviewing JP are Cisco Champion hosts, Pieter-Jan and Josh Warcop.

Cisco Champion hosts

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member, Consultant, Nefkens Advies

Josh Warcop (@warcop), Cisco Champion member, Solutions Architect, iVision

Cisco guest

JP Vasseur (@jpvasseur), Distinguished Engineer

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Product Marketing Team

Season 6, Episode 12

Solution area: Cisco DNA Center

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

DevNet integrations – network automation with Puppet

How to get started with Puppet? How to hook up Puppet to Cisco DNA Center? In this podcast, we answer these questions and more around network automation.

Cisco Champion hosts

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef) Cisco Champion member, Consultant, Nefkens Advies

Cisco guest

Stuart Clark (@bigevilbeard) Network Automation Developer DevNet

Additional guest

Rick Sherman (@shermdog01) Network Automation Czar

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 11

Solution area: EN

Architecture: DevNet

Developing with SD-WAN

What Components of Cisco’s SD-WAN solution? What can you leverage with the SD-WAN API? In this podcast, we discuss developing with SD-WAN.

Cisco Champion hosts

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

David Peñaloza (@davidsamuelps) Cisco Champion member and Lead Network Consulting Engineer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Cisco guest

Adrian Iliesiu (@aidevnet), DevNet Engineer.

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 10

Solution area: SD-WAN

Architecture: DevNet

Digitizing the physical space with Cisco DNA Spaces

What’s the evolution of Cisco’s location technologies? What are the operational insights inside Cisco DNA Spaces? In this podcast we introduce Cisco DNA Spaces.

Cisco Champion host

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

Cisco guest

Darryl Sladden (@darrylsj), Technical Marketing Engineer, EN BU

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 9

Solution area: Cisco DNA Spaces

Architecture: Enterprise Networking

OMP the secret sauce of Cisco’s SD-WAN

What are the benefits of OMP, Overlay Management Protocol? Why OMP is more than a routing protocol? In this podcast we talk about the about the benefits of OMP.

Cisco Champion hosts

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

David Peñaloza (@davidsamuelps) Cisco Champion member and Lead Network Consulting Engineer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Cisco guest

David Klebanov (@davidklebanov), Technical Marketing Engineer, EN BU

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 8

Solution area: SD-WAN

Architecture: Enterprise Networking

Cisco Smart Licensing in 30 minutes

How has Cisco Smart Licensing evolved? Who owns a Smart License and what are the implications? In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we chat with Donnie Savage about Cisco Smart Licensing.

Cisco Champion host

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell), Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

Cisco guest

Donnie Savage (@diivious), Architect.Engineer, Lead Architect Smart Software Licensing

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 6

Solution area: Licensing

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

Maintaining your Cisco ACI experience on AWS 

What is ACI on AWS and what value does it drive? How is ACI deployed in the cloud? In this podcast we talk about the Cisco ACI AWS solution.

Cisco Champion hosts

Charlie Greenaway (@cciechaz) Cisco Champion member and Principal Architect, British Telecom

Mat Jovanovic (@matjovanovic) Cisco Champion member and Cloud CTO for Europe, Logicalis

Cisco guests

Chris Paggen, TME Lead for ACI
Lionel Hercot (@lhercot), Technical Marketing Manager

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 5

Solution area: ACI

Architecture: Data Center

HyperFlex gets edgy

What is Hyperconverged Infrastructure? What is HyperFlex Anywhere? In this podcast we talk about what’s in the HyperFlex 4.0 release.

Cisco Champion hosts

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

Colin Lynch (@ucsguru) Cisco Champion member and Principal Consultant, Computacenter

Cisco guests

Darren Williams (@mrhyperflex), EMEAR UCS & HyperFlex Leader

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 4

Solution area: HyperFlex

Architecture: Data Center

Extending Intent-Based Networking to the IoT edge

What are the latest developments in Cisco’s IoT portfolio? What are the biggest challenges in IoT? In this podcast we talk about extending Intent-Based Networking in the IoT space.

Cisco Champion hosts

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group

Bernhard Albler (@balbler) Cisco Champion member and Technical Lead, Frink Advanced Services

Cisco guest

Tim Szigeti (@tim_szigeti), Principal Technical Marketing Engineer

Moderator

Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 3

Solution area: IoT

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

Cisco SD-WAN Security

What is Cisco SD-WAN Security and what are its components? What are the 4 predominant customer use cases for Cisco SD-WAN Security? In this podcast we talk about the new features of Cisco SD-WAN Security.

Cisco Champion hosts

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member and Consultant, Nefkens Advies

David Peñaloza (@davidsamuelps) Cisco Champion member and Lead Network Consulting Engineer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Cisco guest

Kureli Sankar (@jmckg), Technical Marketing Engineer

Moderator

Brett Shore (@BrettShore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 2

Solution area: SD-WAN

Architecture: Enterprise Networks, Security

Dissecting Cisco DNA Center

What is Cisco DNA Center? In this podcast we talk about the new capabilities in the latest release of Cisco DNA Center.

Cisco Champion hosts

Daren Fulwell (@darenfulwell) Cisco Champion member and Technical Architect, ANS Group
Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member and Consultant, Nefkens Advies

Cisco guests

Prakash Rajamani (@prajamani), Director of Product Management

Moderator

Brett Shore (@BrettShore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 6, Episode 1

Solution area: DNA Center

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

Multi-Factor Authentication comes together with Duo and Cisco

What is Cisco's most recent security acquisition all about and what does it mean for you? In this podcast we talk about the Duo product portfolio, its history and culture, how it is being integrated into Cisco, and more.

Cisco Champion hosts

Evan Mintzer (@evanmintzer) Cisco Champion member and Manager, IT Information Security
Martin Schönbacher (@nfvguy), Cisco Champion member and Datacenter Architect

Cisco guests

Karianne Butler, Product Manager, Duo
Umang Burman, Product Marketing Manager, Duo

Moderator

Brett Shore (@BrettShore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 27

Solution area: Duo MFA

Architecture: Security

Cisco Champion program roundtable

You've heard about the Cisco Champion program, right? Even if you haven't, you do not want to miss this engaging round table discussion with five global Champions talking about the program, what they've gained, and how they give back.

Cisco Champion hosts

Alex Bisset (@abisset1), Cisco Champion member and VP Platform Strategy
Amr Nasher (@amr_abari), Cisco Champion member and Solutions Architect
Gert-Jan de Boer (@gjdeboer), Cisco Champion member and CTO
Peter Onipe (@c0dell), Cisco Champion member and Systems Engineer
Tony Cuevas (@cuevas27), Cisco Champion member and Practice Lead

Moderator

Kim Austin (@techsnarketer), Cisco Champion Program Management
Lauren Friedman (@lauren), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 26

DevNet Code Exchange: making developer lives easier

DevNet is at the forefront of Cisco technology. They get their hands in everything through nifty little software bridges called APIs. And that is where Code Exchange comes in. It allows people like you to submit applications, automations, and integrations to a wider audience and help out the greater community--and maybe even get some recognition.

Cisco Champion hosts

Evan Mintzer (@evanmintzer) Cisco Champion member and Manager, IT Information Security
Martin Schönbacher (@nfvguy), Cisco Champion member and Datacenter Architect

Cisco guest

Casey Bleeker (@geekbleek), DevNet

Season 5, Episode 25

Solution area: DevNet

Architecture: DevNet

Cisco Meraki MX, SD-WAN, and security at the branch

This little box does it all. Meraki tells us about the new MX, the first AP from Meraki with LTE, SD-WAN, and integrated security.

Cisco Champion hosts

Ben Story (@ntwrk80), Cisco Champion member and Network Engineer
Lee Badman (@wirednot), Cisco Champion member and Wireless Architect

Cisco guests

David van Schravendijk, Product Marketing Manager MX SD-WAN Security Appliance Line
Rahul Ramakrishnan, Product Manager MX SD-WAN Security Appliance Line

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

 

Season 5, Episode 24

Solution area: Meraki MX

Architecture: Enterprise Networking

How Cisco Investments works with Cohesity to drive innovation

Cisco Investments brings strategic partnerships to Cisco by investing in complementary, cutting-edge technologies. And that is exactly what it did with Cohesity. Hear how things went in this podcast featuring Damien Philip, Principal Solutions Architect at Cohesity.

Cisco Champion hosts

Joel Sprague (@joelwsprague), Cisco Champion member, Solution Architect.
David Peñaloza (@davidsamuelps), Cisco Champion member, Technical Architect

Cisco guest

Damien Philip (@pdamien58), Principal Solutions Architect, Cohesity.

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

 

Season 5, Episode 23

Architecture: Data Center

DevNet Express: Learn to code and use the power of Cisco APIs

Want to learn how to take advantage of Cisco APIs? You're in luck. Check out this podcast with our friends from DevNet as they discuss all things DevNet Express. Not sure what DevNet Express is? It is a local developer event that teaches folks how to take advantage of APIs to develop applications, integrations, and automations. You will have to listen to the podcast to get the details.

Cisco Champion host

Jose Bogarín (@josebogarin), Cisco Champion member, Chief Innovation Officer.

Guest

Ashley Roach, Developer Evangelist

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 22

Solution area: DevNet

Architecture: DevNet

Stealthwatch overview

Cognitive intelligence, traffic encryption, and DNA--sounds interesting. If you agree, check out this podcast with Stealthwatch to learn what the security solution brings to the table.

Cisco Champion host

Denise Donohue (@LadyNetwkr), Cisco Champion member, Business Architect

Cisco guests

TK Keanini (@tkeanini), Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Group
Sandeep Agrawal (@nextmousetrap), Product Line Manager, Integrations

Season 5, Episode 21

Solution area: Stealthwatch

Architecture: Security

80211.ax, a Cisco Champion Radio podcast

My Wi-Fi is awesome… What do I need 802.11ax for? In this podcast find out how 802.11ax works, the standards and specs, use cases, OFDMA, and more.

Cisco Champion host

Patrick Nefkens (@dutch_fi), Cisco Champion member, Lead Consultant

Cisco guests

Bill Rubino (@dohnjoe), Wireless Marketing Manager
Cristian Raducanu (@c_raducanu), Product Marketing Manager

Season 5, Episode 20

Solution area: Wi-Fi

Architecture: Enterprise Networking 

InfoSec fun, fear, and fables: A Cisco Champion Radio podcast with guest Denise Fishburne

Check out this podcast and hear from Denise "Fish" Fishburne as she touches on a number of security topics.

Cisco Champion hosts

Tony Cuevas (@cuevas27), Cisco Champion member, Practice Lead
Steve Kostyk (@lightbulb1), Cisco Champion member, Lead Network Engineer

Cisco guest

Denise Fishburne (@denisefishburne), Solutions Architect

Season 5, Episode 19

Solution area: N/A

Architecture: Security

IPv6, are we there yet?

We've been talking about IPv6 for years. And while many are reluctant to take the plunge, the need to move from IPv4 has never been more urgent … or maybe not--you decide. But before you do, check out this podcast featuring several IPv6 gurus.

Cisco Champion host

Scott Hogg (@scotthogg), Cisco Champion member, CTO

Cisco guests

Tim Martin (@bckcntryskr), Product Sales Specialist, Hall of Fame Distinguished Speakers
Shannon McFarland (@eyepv6), Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Hall of Fame Distinguished Speakers

Other guests

Ed Horley (@ehorley), IPv6 Center of Excellence, Technical Advisory Board
Tom Coffeen (@ipv6tom), Chief IPv6 Evangelist and Distinguished Architect

Season 5, Episode 18

Solution area: IPv6

Architecture: Enterprise Networking

Nerding out on UCS

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is highlighted in this podcast. Learn how UCS takes cloud computing to the next level as it integrates with Hyperflex and Intersight.

Cisco Champion host

Joel Sprague (@joelwsprague), Cisco Champion member, Principal Systems Engineer

Cisco guest

James Leach (@jamesatcisco), Director of Product Management, UCS

Season 5, Episode 17

Solution area: UCS, UCS Manager, Hyperflex, Intersight

Architecture: Data Center

DevNet and Meraki

What happens when you let Cisco developers loose on Meraki APIs? Check out this podcast and find out as we discuss Meraki automations and integrations, smart cities, APIs, and more.

Cisco Champion hosts

Ben Story (@ntwrk80), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer
Jeff Levensailor (@levensailor), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer

Cisco guests

Matt DeNapoli (@denapom11), Developer Evangelist, Cisco DevNet (@CiscoDevNet) and DevNet Create
Kareem Iskander (@kareem_isk), Advanced Engineering Team DevNet

Season 5, Episode 16

Solution area: DevNet, Meraki

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

DevNet and DNAC: the power of APIs

Susie Wee, CTO of DevNet, joins us for a candid discussion on DNA Center APIs and the endless possibilities they provide. Check out this podcast to hear how DevNet is driving intent at the system level.

Cisco Champion hosts

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member
Rowell Dionicio (@rowelldionicio), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer

Cisco guests

Susie Wee (@susiewee), VP and CTO of Cisco DevNet (@CiscoDevNet) and DevNet Create
Hank Preston (@hfpreston), Principle Engineer DevNet

Season 5, Episode 15

Solution area: DNAC, DNA, DevNet

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

NOC behind the scenes, a Cisco Champion Radio podcast

Most of us take for granted that Cisco sets up an entire network with advanced security and Wi-Fi for more than 70,000 people in just a few short days. Check out this podcast to how they do it, including the equipment that Cisco uses, how they prepare for the event, the importance of automation, and more.

Cisco Champion host

Aaron Kirk (@amkirk), Cisco Champion member, Technical Marketing Engineer

Cisco guest

Joe Clarke, Cisco Distinguished Services Engineer

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 14

Solution area: DNA Center, Talos, DevNet

Architecture: Enterprise Networking, Security, DevNet

Cisco ACI

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is the focus of this podcast. Hear about MultiPod, MultiSite, and MultiCloud, as well as integrations with third-party vendors and more.

Cisco Champion hosts

Mateja Jovanovic (@matjovanovic), Cisco Champion member, European SDDC Chief Technologist
Luc Robalo (@lucrobalo), Cisco Champion member, Senior Network Engineer

Cisco guests

John Weston, Technical Marketing Engineer, Data Center Business Unit
Juan Lage (@juanlage), Technical Marketing Engineer, Data Center Business Unit

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 13

Solution area: ACI

Architecture: Data Center

Wi-Fi troubleshooting and optimization

Experiencing poor Wi-Fi coverage or maybe just need some pointers? In either case, in this podcast we talk troubleshooting, packet analysis, access points, and more.

Cisco Champion hosts

Rowell Dionicio (@rowelldionicio), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer
Robert Boardman (@robb_404), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer

Cisco guest

Jerome Henry, (@wirelessccie) Principal Engineer, Technical Marketing, Wi-Fi Business Unit

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 12

Solution area: Meraki, Aironet 

Architecture: Enterprise Networking

Cisco Multicloud

Not just cloud--in this podcast we are talking Cisco Multicloud. We cover use cases, trends, ACI Anywhere, security, and more in this dynamic discussion.

Cisco Champion hosts

Mateja Jovanovic (@matjovanovic), Cisco Champion member, European SDDC Chief Technologist
Luc Robalo (@lucrobalo), Cisco Champion member, Senior Network Engineer

Cisco guest

Pete Johnson (@nerdguru), Technical Solutions Architect

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 11

Solution area: Multicloud, Cloud Center 

Architecture: Cloud

The why and how of radio resource management (RRM)

You don't have to be afraid, RRM is your friend. In this podcast we talk about common misconceptions about RRM, site surveys, RRM data collection, initiating a DCA restart, and much more.

Cisco Champion hosts

Rowell Dionicio (@rowelldionicio), Cisco Champion member, Network Engineer
Francois Vergès (@vergesfrancois), Cisco Champion member, Wireless Network Engineer

Cisco guest

Jim Florwick, Technical Marketing Engineer, Enterprise Networks

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 10

Solution area: WLC, Wireless LAN Controller, AP, Access Points, Radio Resource Management 

Architecture: Enterprise Networks

Getting published, a Cisco Champion Radio podcast

What does it take to get your content published these days? Cisco Press authors Wendell Odom and Pieter-Jan Nefkens direct this question and others to Pearson Press. Anyone looking to get published will not want to miss this podcast.

Cisco Champion hosts

Wendell Odom (@wendellodom), Cisco Champion member, Cisco Press author
Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member, Lead Consultant

Guest

Brett Bartow, Product Line Manager, IT Professionals Group, Pearson Education (official publishing partner of Cisco Press)

Moderator

Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 9

Solution area: N/A

Architecture: N/A

Cisco Tetration, a Cisco Champion Radio podcast

Zero-trust, multicloud data protection, on-premises versus SaaS, and third-party integrations--we cover it all and more in this Tetration-focused podcast.

Cisco Champion hosts

Martin Schönbacher (@nfvguy), Cisco Champion member, Datacenter Architect
Håvard Staub Nyhus (@hnyhus), Cisco Champion member, Senior Consultant

Cisco guest

Jothi Prakash Prabakaran, Product Marketing Manager

Moderator

Breana Jordan, Cisco Champion Program Management

Season 5, Episode 8

Solution area: Tetration

Architecture: Data Center

Interview with Susie Wee for International Women's Day

To kick off International Women's Day we interviewed Susie Wee, CTO of DevNet. She shares her inspiring journey with us and tells how she ultimately ended up heading one of Cisco's newest and fastest-growing organizations.

Cisco guest

Susie Wee (@susiewee), VP and CTO of Cisco DevNet (@CiscoDevNet) and DevNet Create (twitter.com/DevNetCreate)

Cisco Champion hosts

Zoë Rose (@5683Monkey), Cisco Champion member, Consultant
Safa Salwan (@safasalwan), Cisco Champion member, IP Operations Engineer

Moderator

Andi Fisher (@andi_fisher), Cisco Champion Program Manager

Season 5, Episode 7

Solution area: DevNet

Architecture: DevNet

Cisco Champions on certifications

It's certification time: Whether you're going for your CCNA, CCIE, or something else, you should check out this informative podcast where we interview Peter Palúch, author of the CCIE Router and Switch guide.

Cisco Champion hosts

David Samuel Penaloza Seijas (@davidsamuelps), Cisco Champion member, Network Support Engineer
Daniel Larsson (@Daniel_CLN), Cisco Champion member, Senior Network Consultant

Cisco guest

Peter Palúch, (@Peter_Paluch) Support Engineer

Season 5, Episode 6

Solution area: Certifications

Architecture: Personal Development

Trends in Collaboration

Collaboration technologies keep organizations moving at the speed of business. Check out this podcast to hear the latest trends in the Collab space with on-premises and cloud options, the latest developments across Webex, what the BroadSoft acquisition brings, and much more.

Cisco Champion hosts

Paul Giblin (@dreamlessod), Cisco Champion member, Senior Solutions Architect
Tony Cuevas (@cuevas27), Cisco Champion member, Practice Lead Collaboration and Networking

Season 5, Episode 5

Solution area: Webex Teams, DevNet

Architecture: Collaboration

Video everywhere

Video is everywhere--take a moment to count the number of cameras near you. I'm sure most people have at least two on their mobile device, one on their monitor, they might even have a Cisco video conferencing system. In this podcast hear what the experts think about the growth of video, programmability with APIs, the do's and don'ts of deploying a video collaboration project, and more.

Cisco Champion host

John Welsh (@samplefive), Cisco Champion member, Solutions Architect

Cisco guest

Mark Miller, Video Collaboration Business Development Manager

Season 5, Episode 4

Solution area: Video

Architecture: Collaboration

Enhancing the CMX customer experience

CMX and location services are the topics in this podcast. We talk about different types of deployments, how CMX customers are using wireless in innovative ways, the value of CMX, engagement versus analytics, and deployment considerations.

Cisco Champion host

Daniel Larsson (@Daniel_CLN), Cisco Champion member, Senior Network Consultant

Cisco guest

Daryl Coon, Product Marketing Manager, Operational Insights

Season 5, Episode 3

Solution area: CMX, DNA Spaces

Architecture: Collaboration

What is the Webex Ambassador Program?

If you don't know about the Webex Ambassador Program, check out this conversational podcast with well-known Ambassadors and Cisco Champions Paul Giblin and Tony Cuevas.

Cisco Champion hosts

Paul Giblin (@dreamlessod), Cisco Champion member, Senior Solutions Architect
Tony Cuevas (@cuevas27), Cisco Champion member, Practice Lead Collaboration and Networking

Cisco guests

Ben Johnson (@beniclesjohnson), Cisco Teams Ambassador Master
Matt Spool (@mspool), Cisco Teams Ambassador Master

Season 5, Episode 2

Solution area: Webex

Architecture: Collaboration

Introduction to Cisco Operational Insights

How do connected devices work with Cisco Operational Insights to provide visibility and management? Tune into this podcast to learn about the technology behind the solution, wireless compliance, and more.

Cisco Champion host

Pieter-Jan Nefkens (@pjnef), Cisco Champion member, Lead Consultant

Cisco guests

Pushkar Sharma, Product Manager, Operational Insights
Daryl Coon, Product Marketing Manager, Operational Insights

Season 5, Episode 1

Solution area: Operational Insights

Architecture: Enterprise Networking