Cloud Connections Cloud Connections Date: March 6-7. Duration: Full Day. Location: Grand Hyatt,HK. Attendance: In Person.

Cloud Connections was successfully held on Dec 12 (Thursday) in Hong Kong at JW Marriott Hotel that was the FIRST customer platform in APJC under Cisco Cloud Connections Branding. It had drawn over 500 delegates to attend in morning & afternoon sessions. We were successfully provided an event platform to connect with Cisco Customers, Resellers, Cloud Builders and Cloud & Managed Services Providers. We have shared the innovative ideas and creative ways to transform customer’s business to the cloud. Together, we give customers the confidence they need to make amazing things happen.

Event Summary

  • VIP Breakfast & Tour Session for senior IT managements who had visited Cisco & 3 platinum sponsors showcases during the session
  • Morning Customer Session was stared with welcome remarks by Barbara and keynote by Bob, both highlighted Cisco cloud approach and the go-to-market strategy. Five speaking sessions were presented by sponsors & guest speakers afterward, including
    Powered Provider: Telstra Global, Dimension Data, Orange Business Services, UCi2i
    Guest: Hutchison Global Communications
  • Afternoon Partner Session was started with Bob who addressed the key benefits of reselling cloud providers solutions. After the luncheon, attendees were divided into 7 groups to visit our platinum and gold sponsors showcases at the same time. Networking activities were hosted in individual private room of platinum and gold sponsors.
  • Booth Showcases demonstrated the beauty of Meraki and Webex solutions in Cisco booth area and 10 booths were hosted by sponsors & supporting organizations on IaaS, HCS, VSaaS etc.

In today's dynamic market, organizations are looking to cloud and managed services to accelerate growth and lower costs. But not all services are equal. How do you decide who to trust for the performance, reliability, and security you need? Key to making the right choice is understanding the available technologies and how each impacts business efficiency and profitability. Cloud Connections is the one of the best opportunities for Cisco Cloud Providers to share the innovative ideas and creative ways to transform customer’s business to the cloud. The cloud services portfolio give your organization the agility to blend cloud and managed services with premises-based solutions. Cisco and Cloud Providers give customers the confidence they need to make amazing things happen together.

Please join us to hear from industry leaders, Cisco experts, and leading Cloud Providers about new innovative ideas and creative ways to lead your sales teams and transform your business to the cloud.

More about Cisco Powered Program

Morning Sessions - Customers

09:15 - 09:45 Registration
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome Remarks
Ms. Barbara Chiu, Managing Director, Cisco Hong Kong & Macau
10:00 - 10:25 Keynote
Cloud and IT: Exploring New Consumption Models
Mr. Bob Gault, VP of Cloud & Managed Services Partner Organization, Cisco Systems Inc.
10:25 - 10:45 Consistency on a Global Scale
Mr. Talib Yousry, Head of Channel and Alliances, Telstra Global
10:45 - 11:05 Accelerate Your Cloud Journey with Dimension Data Cloud Solutions
Mr. Treb Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Solution Business Unit, Dimension Data
11:05 - 11:25 Justifying Cloud Services - A CXO's Perspective
Ms. Jennifer Tan, Managing Director, Hutchison Global Communications Limited
11:25 - 11:55 Refreshment Break & Solution Showcase Visit
11:55 - 12:15 Collaboration Made Simple Unified Communications at Your Service
Mr. Frederic Gilliant, Vice-President, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Asia-Pacific at Orange Business Services
12:15 - 12:35 UCi2i: Maximizing Your Existing Infrastructure Through VSaaS
Jim Rowland, Managing Director, UCi2i APAC Limited
12:35 - 12:50 Closure & Lucky Draw

Afternoon Sessions - Partners Only

13:00 - 14:15 Partner Luncheon
Welcome Remarks

Ms. Barbara Chiu, Managing Director, Cisco Hong Kong & Macau
Cloud and IT: Creating New Revenue Stream Opportunities
Mr. Bob Gault, VP of Cloud & Managed Services Partner Organization, Cisco Systems Inc.
14:15 - 15:15 Showcase Tour
15:15 - 16:30 Matching Session - Partnering for Success!!
Meet up with Cloud Providers and Managed Services Providers Now! Come to their private room to get more information about their services portfolio.
Room 1

Telstra Global
Room 2

Dimension Data
Room 3

Room 4

Room 5


*Agenda items are subject to change without notice

Dimension Data Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.
Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide high performance self-service, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. All Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99% availability SLAs, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities. Dimension Data MCP locations include: San Jose, Ashburn, Amsterdam, Sydney, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Hong Kong. An addition of four new global cloud data centres in the next quarter will address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services across different regions. Dimension Data was positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service and was recently awarded as Best Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in 2013 by Asia Cloud Forum.
Macroview Macroview is a professional provider of Internetworking solutions for high-speed IP network infrastructure, DWDM optical network, Data Centre, IP telephony and unified communications, carrier backbones, business video streaming and broadcast, network security and network management. We have been operating since 1991 and now have 8 offices and technical support centers in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Macau.
Our keys to success are our PEOPLE, solution and technology leadership, long-term client partnership, close venture with vendors, and our solid support infrastructure and experience in designing and implementing solutions in both Hong Kong and China.
Telstra Telstra Global is a leading global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a division of Telstra Corporation Limited and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.
Telstra Global provides innovative and flexible global communications services and solutions for organisations looking to maximise the benefits of globalisation, particularly across growth regions such as Asia, whilst driving sustainability and enhancing business agility.
Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra Global serves companies spanning Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. It operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. It has licences in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitates access to over 1,400 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.
Orange Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations with annual sales of €43.5 billion in 2012 and has 166,000 employees worldwide at Sept. 30, 2013. With the world's largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 – Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator.
UCi2i UCi2i is a global and independent Video Managed Service Provider headquartered in London and Hong Kong. We help transform businesses by enabling them to use high definition video conferencing for reliable every day communications. Saving both time and money, with UCi2i, there’s no need for infrastructure, specialist skill sets and support costs. Our goal is simple – to offer an all-in-one, affordable and fully supported service for every type of organisation. So whether you’re new to using video conferencing, or have already invested in video conferencing, with our managed service plans, your investments go further and set you up for success, without all the technical headaches, infrastructure and man power needed to manage and support video
Wharf As a leading ICT service provider in Hong Kong, Wharf T&T strictly focuses on enabling customers' businesses using best-of-breed technologies via top-class service. Backed by the state-of-the-art "Fibre-to-the-Desk" (FTTD) ultra-high speed broadband network, Wharf T&T possesses strong system integration capabilities and offers a full suite of subscription-based Fibre Cloud solutions to cope with the evolving business demand of ICT adoption.
BT InterCall Plantronics
Supporting Organization
Cyberport HGC

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