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A deep dive of Cisco Connect Belux 2020
A deep dive of Cisco Connect Belux 2020
Managing Director Cisco Belux
Welcome to Cisco Connect
During this opening session, Arnaud Spirlet, Managing Director Cisco Belux, will give customers and partners an update on Cisco and the Workforce of the future. In this update, Arnaud will discuss how Cisco proceeds to the transition to full home working, and what challenges companies can encounter. Furthermore will he show what Cisco BeLux does for its community, customers, partners and organizations like government, healthcare, schools,.. Finally we kick-off Cisco Connect with a reflection on how we anticipate the near term and medium term future, how we prepare the workforce of the future and our key recommendations.
Economist and best Selling Author
Named by The Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers' and by Vogue as 'one of the world's most inspiring women' economist Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader, academic and broadcaster. Her previous bestsellers The Silent Takeover, The Debt Threat, and Eyes Wide Open are published in more than twenty countries. Her forthcoming book, The Lonely Century - Coming Together in a World That's Pulling Apart will be published later this year in the UK, US, and elsewhere.
A regular commentator in print globally, Noreena's opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Die Zeit, El Pais and The South China Morning Post. She makes frequent television appearances around the world including on flagship television shows such as CBS' This Morning, BBC's Question Time, and NHK's Global Debate; has created and hosted four television documentaries; hosted her own show on the US's largest radio network, Sirius XM and served as the Economics Editor of the UK's leading commercial television network, ITV.
Frequently sought around the world as a speaker, Noreena has given keynote speeches at TED, The World Economic Forum in Davos, and Google Zeitgeist as well as for leading global corporations, sharing platforms with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, Professor Stephen Hawking and Jane Goodall amongst others. Noreena advises a select group of the world's leading business and political figures on strategy, economic, societal and geopolitical risk, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, millennials, and post-millennials and sits on the board of Warner Music Group. Her thinking served as the inspiration for Bono's Product (RED). She has featured as the Cover Story of Newsweek.
Noreena has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Having spent 10 years at the University of Cambridge, in 2014 she moved to University College London where she is an Honorary Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity..
VP, Cisco EMEAR Architecture Sales
Drive Business Outcomes with Multidomain Intent-Based Networking
Gordon Thomson leads Architecture Sales in EMEAR. Thomson and his team work closely with customers and partners, leading them through major market transitions to ensure their businesses thrive and grow. He is passionate about delivering value beyond connectivity through intent-based networking and software selling.
A 22-year Cisco veteran, he develops and implements innovative go-to-market models that accelerate the shift to software selling and digital transformation, delivering revenue and building strong teams with long-term tenures. By combining his technological expertise and customer-first mindset, Thomson has achieved unrivaled success in designing sales strategies for the new software- and cloud-centered markets.
Thomson’s legacy will be his belief in the power of people and teams to achieve powerful results through go-to-market innovation and high-trust relationships with customers.
SVP and General Manager Customer Experience (CX) Cisco EMEAR
Alistair Wildman leads Cisco’s $2.6bn Customer Experience organisation in EMEAR and is responsible for ensuring Cisco’s customers get business value at every step of their technology lifecycle.
Alistair’s 5,000-strong Customer Experience team work hand-in-hand with the Cisco Sales organisation to deliver business solutions that accelerate innovation, reduce network risks and extract more value so customers can get a better return on their technology investment.
Before joining Cisco, Alistair was the Chief Revenue Officer at OnAPP and leveraged their broad portfolio of cloud software, subscription and services offerings for their customers’ success. During his tenure, he established a new global customer success team, renewal and account management processes and, a new consulting services delivery group. Alistair also led the successful sale of the company.
With over 20 years of IT and software experience, Alistair’s career spans executive and management positions at technology stalwarts such as VMware, Salesforce and Microsoft where he held the positions of EMEA General Manager, End User Computing; SVP, Customer for Life International Markets (EMEA, Asia and Japan); General Manager, Global Practices, Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS), respectively. He is an Information Technology graduate of Leeds Beckett University in the UK.
Alistair is an active advocate for diversity and equality in the workplace and is the Executive sponsor for the Cisco apprenticeship and graduate programmes. Alistair is also Cisco executive sponsor for Barclays, Etisalat Group and Nestlé as well as co-sponsor for British Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.
Alistair has lived in a number of countries across the globe, and currently resides in the UK with his wife and four children.
EMEAR CTO and Transformation Director Cisco AppDynamics
Visibility, Insight, & Action: Embark on a journey with AppDynamics and Cisco
The digital customer experience has become the number one priority, but for many organisations navigating these new, uncharted waters presents many challenges. Join us for this session and discover how Cisco AppDynamics is supporting and guiding some of the world’s biggest brands in their “digital first” customer journey. See how AppDynamics and Cisco are building the The Central Nervous System for AIOps to power insights and automation that help you take the right action at exactly the right time.
Cybersecurity Specialist - SecOps EMEAR North at Cisco
Don’t leave your business open for unwanted guests
“Sensitive data and applications have moved beyond the protection of the firewall and the data center. Perimeter security appliances and VPNs are not enough to protect your devices and data. The way we work has changed significantly, users are working remotely, their endpoints are now first line of defence from the Internet, and antivirus is not enough to keep them safe. Signature detection and preventative measures are no match for today’s advanced threats. You need to see an attack before it comes, instead of waiting to respond to it after it breaks through your perimeter and endpoints. You need always-on security that works everywhere your mobile users go, both on and off the corporate network. Learn how you can simplify security with a fast, easy to deploy solution that provides a safe way to secure users everywhere.”
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