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Say hello to the future

Thank you for watching the live broadcast of
Cisco Connect 2019.

  • Date:18-20 February 2019
  • Location:Grand Hyatt Goa, India
  • Duration:Full day
  • Attendance:In person

Welcome message

There is a need for technology to get simpler and smarter. Not only to reduce operating costs but also to keep security threats at bay. As businesses prepare for the future, simplification of IT becomes important to remain agile and meet customer expectations.

It is my pleasure to invite you to Cisco Connect 2019. We are bringing together industry leaders, thought leaders and innovators at this event to discuss the emerging technology trends that will shape the future of business.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sameer Garde
Cisco India and SAARC

Register for the live broadcast of Cisco Connect 2019

Say hello to the future

Join us at Cisco Connect 2019 to discuss the possibilities that technology opens up for businesses like yours. The conversations at Cisco Connect 2019 will focus on:

  • Keeping IT simple
  • Intent-based multidomain architecture that can securely connect any user, any device in a multi-application environment
  • Software driven solutions to manage infrastructure
  • Re-emphasising the criticality of cyber security in today’s scenario
  • Collaborative technologies that are changing the way people meet


Day 1

Session Time Session Name Speaker Description
13:00 - 15:30 Registration & Lunch
17:30 - 18:00 Welcome & Opening
18:00 - 18:30 Visionary Keynote Prof Dr. V. Sumantran,
Chairman, Celeris Technologies
Hello to the Future: How a Connected World is transforming Society
18:30 - 19:00 Cisco Keynote Miyuki Suzuki
President, Asia Pacific, Japan and
China, Cisco
Digital: The Bridge to Possible
19:30 - 22:30 Networking Dinner

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Day 2

Session Time Session Name Speaker Description
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome Address
9:10 - 9:50 Plenary Session I Vish Iyer,
Vice President of Architectures,
Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan and China
Imagine the future: Intuitive technology for businesses
9:50 - 10:20 Customer Keynote Mrutyunjay Mahapatra,
MD & CEO, Syndicate Bank
Translating vision to reality (How technology has provided business benefits)
10:20 - 11:00 Plenary Session II Sameer Garde,
President, Cisco India and SAARC
India: The future is now!
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 Customer Keynote Jagdish Ramaswamy,
President and Chief Digital Officer,
Hindalco Industries at Aditya Birla Group
Digital transformation journey at Aditya Birla Group
12:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session III VC Gopalratnam,
SVP-IT and CIO-International, Cisco
Cisco: The business of IT
12:45 - 14:00 Networking Lunch + Demo Zone
14:00 - 15:30
Industry Breakout Sessions
Industry Breakout: BFSI Cisco speaker: Rajesh Shetty,
Managing Director - Enterprise Sales,
Cisco India and SAARC.
Banking and financial services: Intuitive platforms help financial services mitigate risk and provide an exceptional customer experience.
Industry Breakout: ITS Cisco speaker: Anand Patil,
Director, Systems Engineering at Cisco.
Information technology: Digital transformation done right - How IT businesses prepare for the future.
Industry Breakout: Manufacturing Cisco speaker: Daisy Chittilapilly,
Managing Director, Digital Transformation Office (DTO), Cisco India and SAARC.
Manufacturing: All you need to know about how you can digitize your manufacturing operations.
Industry Breakout: Education Cisco speaker: Sudhir Nayar,
Managing Director, Commercial Sales,
Cisco India and SAARC.
Education: Build an intelligent safe campus - Teach and learn anytime, anywhere.
Industry Breakout: Public Sector Cisco speaker: Amit Malik,
Managing Director, Public Sector & Services,
Cisco India & SAARC.
Public sector: How government organizations are transforming processes and delivering citizen centric services.
15:30 - 17:00 World of Solutions - Demo Zone

Architecture Whisper Suites – (Please register in advance for these sessions. Each session will be
for 30 minutes).
Hariharan S,
Director, Collaboration business, Cisco India & SAARC

Trideeb Roy,
Head, Data Center, Cloud & Virtualization, Cisco India & SAARC

Vishak Raman,
Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC

Prem Nithin R,
Head, Enterprise Networking, Cisco India & SAARC
17:00 - 17:20 Break

Gather in Main Hall
17:20 - 18:00 Guest Session Sonam Wangchuk,
Founder, SECMOL (Students’ Educational and
Cultural Movement of Ladakh).
18:00 - 18:10 Conclusion and Vote of Thanks
18:10 - 19:30 Leisure Time
19:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner

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Day 3

Session Time Session Name Speaker Description
7:30 - 8:30 Leisure Activities
8:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
11:30 - 12:00 Check-out
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Departures

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Meet the speakers

Meet the sponsors


Gold Sponsor


NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations.


Silver Sponsor


Intel makes possible the most amazing experiences of the future.

You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society.


Exhibit Partner


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This year Cisco Connect will be held at the Grand Hyatt Goa in the pristine and secluded Bambolim Bay, away from the crowds. Grand Hyatt Goa overlooks the visually stunning waters of the Bambolim Bay. This hotel in Goa spreads across 28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns that roll down to the water’s edge of the Bambolim Bay.

Goa in itself, needs no introduction. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendour of its temples, churches and old houses has made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world. But then, Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer.




  1. What is the format of Cisco Connect 2019?
    Cisco Connect 2019 will be our biggest ever confluence that brings together business leaders and your industry peers. It is an opportunity for you to join the conversation, exchange ideas and share thoughts on the disruptions that technology is likely to bring in the future. It’s a two-and-a-half-day residential conference which serves as a common networking platform for delegates. Cisco will take care of your accommodation, food and beverages during the conference days.
  2. Is there a fee to this event?
    No, there is no fee to this event.
  3. How will the accommodation arrangement be made at the Cisco Connect 2019?
    Accommodation arrangements will be made for all delegates at the Grand Hyatt, Goa University Road, Bambolim, Goa 403206 with check-in on 18 February, 2019 and check-out on 20 February, 2019.
  4. What are the facilities included in the Cisco Connect 2019 program package?
    For Cisco Connect 2019, there is a special package that includes scheduled airport transfers in Goa, accommodation with internet connectivity, meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails including all applicable taxes at predetermined venues during the conference days.
  5. If I wish to continue my stay beyond the conference date, will the Cisco Connect 2019 exclusive program package take care of the extended accommodation?
    Kindly note that all expenses outside the conference duration needs to be taken care of by the guest.

Travel arrangements for outstation guests

  1. On arriving at the Dabolim Airport, whom should I contact for the cab assistance?
    Kindly identify the representative holding Cisco Connect 2019 branded placard outside the arrival gate of the airport and you will be assisted with transfers to the hotel.
  2. What is the travel time to the hotel from Dabolim Airport?
    It will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the Grand Hyatt Hotel from airport.

For any further queries please write to ciscoconnect2019@pmgasia.biz


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