Cisco Connect India 2015
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You are invited to be a part of Cisco Connect 2015 - Winning in the Digitised World!

In a market where digitisation is the need of the hour, end-to-end solutions provided by Cisco are the key to staying ahead.

Customer DayCustomer Day
Day 1
  • Keynote
  • Speaker Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • A Gala Evening of
Day 2
  • World of Solutions and Demos
  • Techtorial
  • Architectural Presentations
  • New Product Show case

Partner Day Partner Day
Day 3
  • World of Solutions and Demos
  • Architectural Presentations
  • Techtorial
  • New Product Show case
  • Breakout Sessions

World of Solutions

  • Connected Work Space

    Intelligent Manufacturing

    Next Generation Connected Factory with Intelligent Automation, and Security.

    The intelligent factory experience center aims in demonstrating the advantages of the integrated connected factory, built on a unified Ethernet/Wireless network as compared to the traditional factory made of disparate networks. The unified Ethernet/Wireless based connected factory becomes the platform that enables newer services viz, visual factory, RFID based employee and Asset tagging, seamless voice communication between IP and RF based phones and analytics that enables 360 degree real time financial view of factory operations. All of these services combined with the unified Ethernet/wireless network makes the factory more intelligent and enables to achieve more with less spending by way of

    1. Improved Factory productivity with no additional investments on factory Assets
    2. Improved operational responsiveness
    3. Reduced time to market newer innovations
    4. Improved safety and access to factory workers and Assets

  • Smart City

    Smart and Safe City

    Smart Parking and Lighting, Public Safety and Security and Connected and Secure Learning

  • Intelligent Manufacturing

    Connected Workspace

    With today's threat landscape full of advanced malware and zero day attacks, point in time technology does not work and just adds to the complexity problem. In order to deal with this, customers need to look at their security model holistically and gain visibility across the entire attack continuum.

    Cisco's Secured WorkSpace solution provides security before, during and after attacks.

  • Immersive Banking

    Immersive Banking

    Omni-channel Customer Experience and NextGen Banking

  • Digital Video Revolution

    Digital Video Revolution

    Transforming Video experiences - Anywhere, Any device. Cisco brings our customers the most advanced, innovative pay-TV experiences. Based on Cisco’s 25 years’ of expertise and leadership in the pay-TV industry, Cisco is now expanding Videoscape to the cloud and adding new capabilities that help its customers ignite growth, enhance agility and deliver new features to consumers faster than ever.

    Committed to providing high impact video experiences, the experience zone will showcase a range of exciting video and broadband technologies at Cisco Connect 2015, demonstrating its dynamic perspective on readily deployable solutions and the future of TV and Internet. With Cisco Videoscape and Broadband, the future of video is already here - sharper, faster and richer. Read More about Cisco Videoscape Solutions

  • Connected City

    Intelligent Mobility

    Carrier grade Voice over Wi-Fi over unlicensed spectrum

  • Connected Work Space

    Evolved Programmable Networking

    Virtual Managed Services - Agility Through Virtualization, Orchestration, Automation

Agenda for May 27th & 28th

May 27, 2015 - Customer Day 1 at Hotel Park Plaza
Time Sessions
10:00AM Registration and Settle Down
10:30 - 11:15AM Cisco Connect - 2015 - Welcome and Kick off
Speaker: Amit Phadnis, President, Engineering and India Site leader Cisco
Speaker: Dinesh Malkani, President, India & SAARC Cisco
Speaker: Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, GSP India & SAARC Cisco
11:15 - 12:00Noon Guest Note:
Digital India - What it means to India and Corporate
Speaker: Jaideep Mehta, Managing Director, IDC South Asia
12:00 - 12:45PM Cisco's Play in Digitised IndiaZip file
what's happening around the world in different areas, Customer case studies, Mega trends, Preparedness to handle in India, Services capabilities.
Speaker: Amit Phadnis, President, Engineering and India Site leader Cisco
12:45 - 1:30PM Inter Cloud - Cisco Strategy and Play
Speaker: Faiyaz Shahpurwala, SVP Cisco Systems
1:30 - 2:20PM Business Lunch
2:20 - 2:30PM Settle down in the Event Hall
2:30 - 3:15PM Cisco Enterprise Engagement for Digitised India
Speaker: Muninder Sambi, Sr. Director, Product Management, Cisco Systems
3:15 - 4:00PM Cisco Service Provider Segment Engagement for Digitised India
Speaker: Vish Iyer, Managing Director, SP Sales
4:00 - 4:15PM Tea Break
4:15 - 4:30PM Event Manager / MC Engagement
4:30 - 5:15PM Executive Exchange Session - Interview and Q&A
Customer case study in Enterprise and SP deployments
Enterprise, SP & GSP segment discussions
Speaker: Kamal Nath, Chief Executive Officer, Sify
5:15 - 5:30PM Closing Remarks by Amit and Dinesh
7:30 - 10:00 PM A Gala Evening over Cocktail and Dinner

May 28, 2015 - Customer Day 2 at Cisco Campus Bangalore
Time Sessions
7:30 - 8:00AM Travel from Hotel Park Plaza to Cisco Campus
Transportation organised from Hotel
8:00 - 8:45AM Breakfast at Cisco Campus
8:45 - 9:00AM Settle in to respective Sessions
8:45 - 10:00AM Smart City Tour
10:00AM - 6:00PM World of Solution and Demo Area - Open all Day Long
8:45AM - 6:00PM Techtorial Sessions
For the session topics please refer Techtorial page
8:45AM - 5:00PM Architectural Presentations
For the session topics please refer Architectural Presentations page
11:00AM - 1:00PM New Product Launches
2:00 - 4:00PM New Product Launches
6:15 - 6:45PM Closing
Speaker: Amit Phadnis, President, Engineering and India Site leader Cisco
Speaker: Dinesh Malkani, President, India & SAARC Cisco

*Agenda & speakers subject to change.

Partner Day Agenda

May 29, 2015 - Partner Day
Time Sessions
8:00 - 9:45AM Registration & Breakfast
9:45 - 9:55AM Seating in the Main Hall
10:00 - 10:30AM Cisco Partner Strategy
Speaker: B Raghavendran, Director Operations, Sales
10:30 - 11:00AM

Cisco and Ecosystem Collaboration for IoT/IoE Growth:
Vineet Saxena, General Manager Information Solution, Safety & Strategic Alliances
Tarun Mishra, Founder and CEO of Covacsis Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Ashish Khare, General Manager & Head, System Integration Solutions, Wipro Limited

Moderator: B Raghavendran, Director Operations, Sales

World of Solutions - 11:15AM - 6:00PM
11:15 - 12:00PM Cisco Intercloud Story Zip file
Speaker: Shanthi Iyer, Director, Management IT
Speaker: Giri Govindarajulu, Director, Management IT
12:00 - 1:00PM Building NextGen Workspace Zip file
Speaker: Faraz Aladin, Director, Business Development
1:00 - 2:00PM Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00PM Building Intelligent Branch Zip file
Speaker: Hugo Vliegen, Director, Product Management
Speaker: Faraz Aladin, Director, Business Development
3:00 - 4:00PM Smart and Safe Cities Zip file
Speaker: Krishna Prasad, Director, S+CC Sales
4:00 - 4:15PM Tea Break
4:15 - 6:00PM Smart Services and Connected Analytics for Internet of Everything Zip file
Speaker: Santhosh Vasanthakumar, Senior Product Manager
Speaker: Pavan Alle, Product Manager
Speaker: Ramkumar Kaaleeswaran, Product Manager
Speaker: Prashant Sreenivasan - Technical Engagement Manager
Speaker: Murugan Vasudevan, Regional Manager - Business Development
11:15 - 6:00PM

Techtorial Sessions:

 11:15AM - 1:00PM SP Video - Digital Video Revolution
 1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch Break
 2:00 - 4:00PM Cisco Security Strategy
 2:00 - 4:00PM Programmability and ACI
 4:00 - 4:15PM Tea Break
 4:15 - 6:00PM APIC-EM
11:15 - 1:00PM New Product showcase
World of Solutions continues till 6:00PM
6:00 - 6:15PM Closure and High Tea
7:00PM Dinner with Partners

*Agenda & speakers subject to change.



Cisco Connect will have a number of Techtorials for your network architects. The Techtorials would help you understand Cisco solutions that would help solve your business problems, thereby helping you achieve your desired business outcomes.

There are a total of 8 sessions that will be covered in the Techtorials throughout the day spanning both Enterprise and Service Provider segments.

Enterprise Segment
  • 28 May
    8:45AM - 10:45AM & 4:00PM - 6:00PM

    End-to-End Virtualised and Application Centric Data Center Zip file

    Although virtualization and infrastructure automation have been of important use at Data Centers for resource optimization, the evolution of how applications are built nowadays demand for a new application-centric approach. This is mainly due to the mobile-cloud and containers-based application development reality; the fast growing "Big Data way" of building scale-out applications; the emerging DevOps models for IT and the upcoming Internet of Everything effect.

    Because applications' outcome and associated data are the ultimate asset that - altogether with the network - touches multiple layers within the Data Center Management, an application–centric approach to its infrastructure is what's really needed, even further as almost all Data Center Managements do run legacy, traditional and cutting edge applications side-by-side, each of them with distinct infrastructure requirements.

    This ACI environment will be a full policy-based forwarding infrastructure and the journey will go through a secure multi-tenant implementation inclusive of physical, virtual and containers-based workloads as well as inclusive of storage, L4-L7 services and WAN connectivity. All these elements together will then become the sources for an ACI policy-based forwarding required for effective Data Center Management planning, design and deployments.

    This session will cover Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), its elements and how it actually works. However, this session will approach this by inviting you to a "end-to-end journey" inside an Application Centric environment.

    Speaker: Brijesh Shah, Technical Solutions Architect, Sales

  • 28 May
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Fabric Innovations and SAN Zip file

    We will focus on LAN and provide an overview on the industry trends and how the Data Center Fabric Designs are evolving to meet these changes. We will trace the Data Center Fabric journey with a deep look at technologies like Virtual Port Channel (VPC), FabricPath, Unified Fabric Innovations, as well as the current shift towards open standards and Software Defined Networking, i.e., Virtual extensible LAN (VxLAN) and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Interconnecting Data Centers with Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) would also be covered as part of the session.

    We will focus on Storage Area Networking (SAN) and provide an overview of the technology and the deployment scenarios. We will trace the evolution of storage networking technologies, discuss industry trends and review how Cisco's SAN portfolio helps meet the demands of today's mission critical Data Centers. We will be reviewing the performance, reliability, high availability and multi-protocol flexibility attributes required for storage workloads today and discuss how some of Cisco's innovations help meet these requirements. We will also discuss the prospect of LAN-SAN convergence and how FCoE helps achieve the same.

    Sandeep Manohar, Product Manager
    Abhishek Sharma, Technical Marketing Engineer

  • 28 May
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Cisco Security Strategy Zip file

    The latest trends in the ever-dynamic threat landscape indicate that the increasingly motivated and persistent attackers are shifting attack vectors, using low profile techniques to evade detections, exploiting user behavior and security gaps. The attackers use a systematic approach to infiltrate, understand the target security environment, launch the attack and leave without leaving any trails. It is no longer 'if' but 'when' organizations will be subject to attacks. Defending against these attacks requires a new security model that is threat-centric and employs security controls that span the entire attack continuum of before, during and after attack. This session highlights Cisco's new security model and the comprehensive threat intelligence and security portfolio spanning across the attack continuum to defend against the ever-changing threats.

    Samir Saklikar, Technical Leader
    Amjad Inamdar, Senior Technical Leader
    Ismeet Singh, Technical Marketing Engineer

  • 28 May
    8.45 AM - 10.45 AM

    BYOD and Simplification Zip file

    This session covers different BYOD deployment use cases, based on the type of network access allowed by an organization. The focus is to cover how Converged Access Architecture empowers your network to handle the exponential increase of wireless devices with BYOD. It will walkthrough the Converged Access Design for Campus and Branch deployments. Finally we will look how Converged Access deployments with all the best practices can be simplified with Cisco Prime Infra.

    With operation costs of networks coming under the radar, network simplification and management is a key area where a different can be made. Starting from the smart port feature, auto smart ports, ASI, interface template and PnP, there are a lot of features that have simplified network operations. This session will cover the simplification features in the access layer and distribution layers. It will cover the control plane simplification features as mentioned above and also the data and control plane simplification that is brought about by instant access. The session will go into depth about Instant Access Solution Overview, Features and Capabilities. It will also bring into focus the Plug and Play Discovery, Image Management and Configuration if IA Client and some features like Easy VSS and Auto Fex. At the end of the session the audience will have a complete understanding of how Instant Access Architecture further simplifies Borderless Network Deployment scenarios in enterprise or campus network.

    Sunil Kumar, Technical Marketing Engineer
    Laxmi Mukund, Senior Technical Leader

  • 29 May
    4:15PM to 6:00PM

    APIC-EM Zip file

    This session would cover the concept and need for Enterprise Software defined Networking (SDN) & what it means to You and Cisco. In addition to touching base on various industry approaches to SDN like Openflow, we will mainly introduce APIC-EM as part of this session, which is Cisco's Enterprise SDN controller and cover it's architecture in detail. We will discuss it's positioning with respect to existing solutions, it's key benefits, the use cases it solves today and what can be done with this in the future. We will spend time explaining how this makes networks truly programmable by getting deeper into API's exposed by the controller.

    Speaker: Karthik Dakshinamoorthy, Product Line Manager

  • 28 May
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Smart Services and Connected Analytics for the Internet of Everything

    Cisco is combining intelligent networks and infrastructure with data virtualization to enable customers to access highly distributed data, while adding analytics capabilities to extract valuable insights. The Cisco Connected Analytics for the Internet of Everything portfolio is designed to give organizations across industries access to near real-time information, predictions and trends that can have an immediate impact on their business. Customers can extract value from data generated by a rapidly expanding ecosystem of connected people, processes, data and things that together forms the Internet of Everything (IoE). Launched in Dec, 2014, the portfolio includes easy-to-deploy software packages that bring analytics to data regardless of its location.

    The portfolio includes: Connected Analytics for Events, Connected Analytics for Retail, Connected Analytics for Service Providers, Connected Analytics for IT, Connected Analytics for Network Deployment, Connected Analytics for Mobility, Connected Analytics for Collaboration and Connected Analytics for Contact Center.

    Santhosh Vasanthakumar, Senior Product Manager
    Pavan Alle, Product Manager
    Ramkumar Kaaleeswaran, Product Manager
    Prashant Sreenivasan - Technical Engagement Manager
    Murugan Vasudevan, Regional Manager - Business Development

Service Provider Segment
  • 28 May
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    EPN-Segment Routing and ACE Zip file

    The constant endeavor to make the network Simple and Agile leads the technology evolution. This has brought us to IP/MPLS network from Simple plain IP network. With the proliferation of cloud based applications and the demand for more Agility from the networks lead us from MPLS to Application Engineered Routing. Application Engineered Routing uses the label switching paradigm of MPLS but it simplifies the Control plane by making LDP and RSVP redundant. This simplification of Control plane helps in achieving better scale by way of stateless nature, and faster network convergence. In addition, Application Engineered Routing enables the applications to decide on the flow path based on the SLA requirements of the Application. This session will offer a deep dive on how to make your network simple and agile by Application Engineered Routing.

    Speaker: Dennis Cai, Network Architect

  • 28 May
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Virtualized Telco Cloud Zip file

    Today Cisco delivers a unique Architectural offering for a Service Provider's Telco Cloud that combines the reliability, scalability, and availability of the Cloud and the flexibility to expand on-demand multidimensional services. It accelerates the time to market for new services offerings and the adoption of new technologies, reduces the operational expenses, improves convergence of Voice over IP (VoIP), video, and data into a single telco infrastructure.

    The Telco Cloud can help mask network complexity and shortage of skilled staff by providing automation and orchestration through its elastic capabilities while complying with standards and regulatory requirements. It can be offered as a private or a hybrid cloud. Come Join this Workshop and explore the world of opportunities and areas where we can partner.

    Speaker: Chia Tan, Director, Systems Engineering, SP Sales

  • 28 May
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    SP Video- Digital Video Revolutions Zip file

    Cisco brings the most advanced, innovative video experiences. Based on Cisco's 25 years' of expertise and leadership in the pay-TV industry, Cisco provides end-to-end capabilities from Videoscape digital pay-TV software offerings, streaming and encoding and the Cable Access Solutions.

    The SP Video – Digital Video Revolutions Techtorial will help you understand how Cisco's offerings are helping its customers ignite growth, enhance agility and deliver new features to consumers faster than ever.

    • Videoscape Architecture and Roadmap – includes introduction to end-to-end broadcast offerings with insights on current and future pay-TV solutions like advanced middleware, user interfaces, digital right management and digital video recorder. This session will also introduce multiple technologies that help monetize Service Providers platforms.
    • Videoscape Streaming and Encoding Portfolio – The session will feature the elaborate Cisco streaming and encoding portfolio along with the latest on virtualized, software-only 4K Encoding Solution enabling the ultra-high definition viewing experiences across the globe.
    • Cable Access and Broadband – This session highlights Cisco's position as a leading technology enabler for the broadband segment. The session would provide details on the complete architecture for DOCSIS 3.0 and Remote Phy technologies and help Service Providers understand and chart out the future broadband roadmap.

    Cisco is investing heavily in new open platforms – in the cloud and in the client – to enable SPs to deploy new video experiences and monetizing their platforms.

    With Cisco the future of pay-TV is already here – sharper, faster and richer.

    Ganesankumar Annamalai, Chief Architect
    Manoj Barara, Manager, Systems Engineering, SP Sales
    Ken Davidson, Director, Product Marketing, SP Video Technology Group


Architectural Presentations


Architecture Topics

Dirk Wolter

Dirk Wolter

Managing Director, SP Sales

8:45 – 10:00AM

Defining Virtual Mobile services

  • Cisco One Architecture
  • Common End-to-End Orchestration Layer
  • Virtualization and Physical Solutions
  • Cloud-era Economics

View presentation:
Cisco Connect India Mobility Zip file

Shankar Srinivasan

Shankar Srinivasan

SON & Small Cells Architect,
Cisco Systems

Santanu Das Gupta

Santanu Das Gupta

Consulting Systems Engineer,
SP Sales

10:15 – 11:30AM

Cisco Open Network

  • Cisco SP Architecture Strategy towards an Open, Programmable and Virtualized Network
  • Virtual Managed Services - Using NFV, Orchestration and Automation to help SPs create monetizable services

View presentation:
Cisco Connect India Open Network Zip file

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Saravan Rajendran

VP/GM, Cloud & Virtualization

11:45 - 1:00PM

Hybrid Clouds

  • Intercloud Fabric
  • Capacity Augmentation
  • Consistent Operational Model between Private/Public and Hybrid Clouds
  • Mobility of Workloads

View presentation:
Cisco Connect India Zip file

Muninder Sambi

Muninder Sambi

Sr. Director Product Management,
Cisco Systems

2:15 – 3:30PM

Campus Switching Evolution

  • Wired / Wireless Transition
  • Branch Office & Converged Access
  • Wired and Wireless 11ac/Mgig Economics
  • Security

View presentation:
Evolution of Campus Switching Zip file

Bernie Trudel

Bernie Trudel

Sales Business Development Manager, Sales

3:45 – 5:00PM

Evolution of Data Center

  • Unified Fabric
  • Unified Compute
  • Simplified Management and Data Center Automation

View presentation:
Cisco Connect Evolution of Data Center Zip file


Event Venue
  • Customer Day 1 : May 27, 2015

    Park Plaza Bengaluru

    90-4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037

    +91 804 909 4909

  • Customer Day 2 & Partner Day : May 28-29, 2015

    Cisco Campus Bengaluru

    SEZ Unit, Cessna Business Park, Kadubeesanahalli Village, Varthur Hobli, Sarjapur Marathalli Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 103

    +91 948 069 0115

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