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Cisco India & SAARC
Partner Confluence 2018

Pioneering the Next
Defining Tomorrow, Together

  • Date:7th February – 9th February, 2018
  • Location:Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration:3 Days
  • Attendance: In Person

Welcome

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence 2018.

We are at the centre of unprecedented market change and opportunity. Together with you, we are poised as never before to lead this change like no one else in the IT industry.

At the 2018 Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence, we will focus on collaborating and inspiring innovation in technology. Cisco in-country & regional leaders, domain experts and inspirational guest speakers will attend the confluence to share their expertise and encourage bold, effective ideas.

Be prepared for interactive discussions on topics pertaining to the market, technology and the opportunities ahead of us. We aim to foster a high energy and motivating environment where new ideas flow and individuals work together to create, change and transform the future.

Let’s embark on a journey to challenge ideas that are already present and use our diverse talents to change how the world looks at technology.

Warm Regards,
Sameer Garde
President
Cisco India and SAARC


Daisy Chittilapilly
Managing Director – Partner Organisation
Cisco India and SAARC

Schedule

 

Day 1 - 7th February 2018

TIME

SESSION

VENUE

12:00pm onwards Arrivals and Registration Rex Hotel Lobby
1:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch Cung Dinh Restaurant, Lobby Level
2:30pm onwards Transfer to Reunification Palace Rex Hotel Lobby
3:30pm - 4:30pm Reunification Palace Tour and High Tea Reunification Palace
4:30pm - 4:50pm Group Photo Reunification Palace Main Staircase
5:00pm - 5:15pm Welcome Note - Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organisation, Cisco India & SAARC Khanh Tiet Hall
5:15pm - 6:00pm Keynote Session - Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India & SAARC Khanh Tiet Hall
6:00pm - 6:45pm The Digital Tomorrow - Ruma Balasubramanian, Vice President, Enterprise and Digital Transformation Group, Cisco APJ Khanh Tiet Hall
6:45pm - 7:30pm Guest Speaker, The Defiant Human Spirit - Janine Shepherd Khanh Tiet Hall
8:00pm - 10:30pm Dinner Khanh Tiet Hall
10:30pm onwards Transfer Back to Rex Hotel  

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Day 2 - 8th February 2018

TIME

SESSION

VENUE

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Hoa Mai Restaurant, 5th Floor
9:30am - 9:45am Welcome Note - Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organisation, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
9:45am - 10:30am Owning It Together - Vicki Batka, Vice President, Partner Organisation, Cisco APJ Lotus Ballroom
10:30am - 11:30am Guest Speaker, The New Realities of Selling in a Digital Business Centric World - Partha Iyengar, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, Gartner Lotus Ballroom
11:30am - 11:45am Tea Break and Demo Zone Pre-Function Area
11:45am - 12:15pm Defining Digital in the Enterprise - Ruma Balasubramanian, Vice President, Enterprise and Digital Transformation Group, Cisco APJ and Rajesh Shetty, Managing Director, Enterprise Sales, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
12:15pm - 12:45pm Commercial Ignition - Bastiaan Toeset, Vice President, Commercial, Cisco APJ and Sudhir Nayar, Managing Director, Commercial Sales, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
12:45pm - 1:30pm Transforming Enterprises in a Multicloud World - Vish Iyer, Vice President, Cisco Architectures, APJ Lotus Ballroom
1:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch and Demo Zone Cung Dinh Restaurant, Lobby Level
2:30pm - 3:00pm Group Activity Lotus Ballroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm Cisco Services: Transforming Business Landscape - Amit Malik, Managing Director, Public Sector and Services, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
3:30pm - 4:00pm Intent-Based Networking: Cisco's New Wave of Innovation - Brink Sanders, Managing Director, Software and Network Transformation, Cisco APJ Lotus Ballroom
4:00pm - 4:15pm Tea Break and Demo Zone Pre-Function Area
4:15pm - 4:45pm Data Center Transformation: Across Your Multicloud. Powered by Intent. Informed by Context. - Craig Maynard, Director, Data Center, Cisco APJ and Trideeb Roy, Regional Manager, Data Center, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
4:45pm - 5:15pm Cybersecurity for the New Digital Economy - Vishak Raman, Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
5:15pm - 5:45pm The Future of Work: How Cisco Collaboration is changing it all - Hariharan S, Director, Collaboration, Cisco India & SAARC Lotus Ballroom
5:45pm - 6:30pm Closing and Feedback - Daisy Chittilapilly Lotus Ballroom
6:30pm onwards Demo Zone Pre-Function Area
8:00pm - 9:00pm Pace Awards Lotus Ballroom
9:00pm onwards Entertainment and Gala Dinner Lotus Ballroom

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Day 3 – 9th February 2018

TIME

SESSION

VENUE

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast Hoa Mai Restaurant, 5th Floor
8:00am Departure for the Cu Chi Tunnels Rex Hotel Lobby
9:00am Departure for the City Tour Rex Hotel Lobby
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch En Route Cu Chi Tunnels - Ben Dinh Restaurant
City Tour - Ly Club Restaurant
2:00pm Arrival at Airport

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*Agenda is subject to change

Flight Details

Airline
Flight No
Departure Date
From Airport
Departure Time
To Airport
Arrival Time

Malindo (OD)

206

6th February 2018

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

22:05

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

6:00

563

7th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

8:15

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

9:25

  Malindo (OD)

564

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:20

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

13:25

205

9th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

18:05

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

21:05

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Malindo (OD)

216

6th February 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

23:15

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

6:50

563

7th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

8:15

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

9:25

  Malindo (OD)

564

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:20

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

13:25

215

9th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

19:50

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

22:20

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Thai Airways International (TG

316

7th February 2018

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

00:20

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

5:45

550

7th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

7:45

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

9:15

  Thai Airways       International (TG)

557

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

20:55

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

22:20

331

9th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

23:25

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

 

2:20

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Thai Airways International (TG)

318

6th February 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

23:20

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

5:05

550

7th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

7:45

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

9:15

Thai Airways International (TG)

551

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:05

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

11:30

317

9th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

18:55

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

22:00

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Thai Airways International (TG)

338

7th February 2018

Chennai International, Madras, India (MAA)

1:30

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

6:25

550

7th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

7:45

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

9:15

Thai Airways International (TG)

551

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:05

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

11:30

337

9th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

22:25

Chennai International, Madras, India (MAA)

00:30

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Thai Airways International (TG)

326

7Th February 2018

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, India (BLR)

1:00

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

6:15

550

7th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

7:45

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

9:15

Thai Airways International (TG)

551

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:05

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

11:30

325

9th  February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

21:35

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, India (BLR)

23:55

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Jet Airways (9W)

20

7th February 2018

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

1:05

Changi International, Singapore, Singapore (SIN)

9:25

4321

7th February 2018

Changi International, Singapore, Singapore (SIN)

13:15

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

14:20

Jet Airways (9W)

4309

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

16:55

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

18:30

63

9th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

20:15

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

23:25

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Jet Airways (9W)

62

7th February 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

2:00

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

7:40

4310

7th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

11:20

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

13:00

Jet Airways (9W)

4309

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

16:55

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

18:30

67

9th February 2018

Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)

21:35

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

00:35

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

193

7th February 2018

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, India (BLR)

00:20

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

7:05

750

7th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

9:00

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:00

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

759

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

16:40

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

19:40

192

9th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

21:555

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, India (BLR)

23:30

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

191

6th February 2018

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

23:10

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

7:00

750

7th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

9:00

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:00

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

751

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

11:00

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

14:00

190

9th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

18:50

Indira Gandhi International, Delhi, India (DEL)

21:50

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

195

6th February 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

23:25

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

7:05

750

7th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

9:00

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:00

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

751

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

11:00

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

19:40

194

9th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

20:00

Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Bombay, India (BOM)

23:00

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Airline

Flight No

Departure Date

From Airport

Departure Time

To Airport

Arrival Time

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

181

7th February 2018

Chennai International, Madras, India (MAA)

00:20

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

6:50

750

7th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

9:00

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

10:00

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

759

9th February 2018

Tan Son Nhat International, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)

16:40

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

19:40

180

9th February 2018

Kuala Lumpur International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

21:50

Chennai International, Madras, India (MAA)

23:00

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Location

Event Location:

Rex Hotel
Address - 141 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City

One of the most developed cities in South East Asia, no place values originality and innovation more than the people of Ho Chi Minh City. From the highly developed metropolitan areas to the cultural hubs, this city invites a stress free environment to create and discover new solutions.

Speakers

Sameer Garde

President,
Cisco India and SAARC

Sameer Garde is President of Cisco’s India and SAARC theater.

As President, Sameer is responsible for sales, operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances in the theater. Sameer spearheads Cisco’s objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses.

Over a career spanning 27 years, Sameer has led several top-performing organizations with an enduring track record across multiple roles and regions. His keen understanding of technology and market opportunities enables him to drive transformation and capture critical market transitions. A proven leader, Sameer has built and managed global and regional businesses in India, Europe, USA and Asia.

Prior to joining Cisco, Sameer worked with and mentored a few emerging technology and B2C/distribution-related start-ups and as an executive coach and business consultant.

Earlier, as the President and MD for Dell India, he consolidated and stabilized the consumer and enterprise business for the company. During his nine-year stint in Dell in various sales and management leadership roles, he was instrumental in making Dell the number one hardware vendor in the country.

Sameer has served as President, South Asia at Philips Healthcare and Country Head for Enterprise Business at Samsung India.

Sameer is a highly respected leader who maintains a commitment to professional development and inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

He holds an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Kolkata. Sameer dabbles in amateur long-distance running and photography, and is a driving-holiday enthusiast.

Daisy Chittilapilly

Managing Director, Partner Organisation
Cisco India and SAARC

Daisy Chittilapilly leads the Partner Organization for India and SAARC and plays a fundamental role in the execution of Cisco's partner strategy across the region. Her charter is to identify and develop existing and new partnerships to drive Cisco business in the marketplace.

In her current role, Daisy willl help build and evolve Cisco's Partner Organization, and work with the team to direct investments at the right market opportunities. She will be involved in creating partner practices which drive scale and revenue growth for Cisco while maintaining profitable growth for partners.

In her previous role, Daisy led the ITS business for Cisco across the India and SAARC region and was responsible for driving strategy for IT Services, a key vertical for Cisco in India.

An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Daisy has been with Cisco for 11 years and has held positions across sales management in Enterprise & Commercial businesses; Strategy & Operations and played a key role in achieving several strategic wins for Cisco India.

Prior to joining Cisco, Daisy worked with Wipro Limited, in a range of sales management roles. Daisy is a B.Tech (College of Engineering, Trivandrum) and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (XLRI, Jamshedpur).

Ruma Balasubramanian

Vice President, Enterprise Business and Digital Transformation
Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan
Spokesperson for IoT, Digital, CSR

Ruma Balasubramanian leads Cisco’s Enterprise Business and Digital Transformation for Asia Pacific and Japan. She is responsible for developing and executing Cisco’s growth strategy for the company’s largest customers region-wide, together with Cisco’s partners.

As a spokesperson for Digital, Ruma has a keen focus on smart technologies that radically transform customer and workforce experiences for the largest enterprises in Asia Pacific and Japan, including IoT solutions, Machine Learning applications and Artificial Intelligence (AI). She leads a team of Industry experts that engage with the most well-known brands in Retail, FSI, Manufacturing and Education. Under Ruma’s leadership, Cisco’s Public Sector teams develop new digital citizen services as part of Smart City projects, together with local governments in India, ASEAN and Australia.

In Asia Pacific & Japan, Cisco customers, partners and employees can also count on Ruma to lead the Corporate Social Responsibility effort in the region. In this role, Ruma oversees projects that leverage technology to create social change, as well as supporting critical human needs, technology education and future skills development. Key projects include Women Rock IT and the Cisco Networking Academy.

Ruma has been with Cisco for 5 years and previously led Cisco’s APJ Partner Organization and Sales Operation function. Before joining Cisco, Ruma was VP for Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise Services Sales for APJ and Greater China and served as the VP and General Manager of Asia, including the countries within ASEAN, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Ruma started her career as an IBM System Engineer and held roles at CSC Consulting, A. T. Kearney and EDS. Throughout her career, Ruma has been passionate about developing and nurturing high performing sales teams and earned numerous top performer sales awards.

Ruma studied Computer Science at Columbia University, including programs on AI and Natural Language Processing. She continued her education with an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. With her husband and two daughters, Ruma has lived in Singapore since 2007.

Janine Shepherd

Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross country skier in training for the winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was run over by a truck during a training bicycle ride to the Blue Mountains.

Her neck and back were broken in six places, and her right arm, collarbone and five ribs fractured. Her right leg had been ripped open, she had sustained head injuries and massive internal injuries. She had severe lacerations to her abdominal area and had lost five litres of blood. The bleeding alone was enough to kill her.

Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her ordeal. Even if by some small chance she recovered, she would never walk again.

Coming to terms with her shattered Olympic dreams, refusing to believe what expert medical staff were telling her about her chances of any kind of recovery, Janine focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale.

Her fighting spirit was rekindled watching small planes flying overhead. She made a decision: “If I can’t walk, I’ll fly.” And fly she did. While still covered in a full body plaster cast, Janine was lifted into an aircraft for her first flight. That moment changed her life forever.

Within a year she had her private pilot licence. Despite remaining a partial paraplegic and with many physical challenges still ahead, she battled on to gain her commercial pilot licence, her instrument rating, her twin engine rating, and her instructor’s rating. She then went on to become a fully qualified aerobatics instructor.

And all the while she pushed her body to mend itself, forced her legs to walk again, step by painful step. Although doctors said she would never have children, Janine says her greatest achievement is the three young children she now has. She has since gone on to finish her University degree in Physical Education.

Janine’s story of defying the odds and winning is both moving and inspiring. The title of her bestselling book, 'Never Tell Me Never,' says it all. Janine has since written two more books, 'Dare to Fly', which was prompted by overwhelming public reaction to her first book, and 'Reaching for Stars'.

Vicki Batka

Vice President, Partner Organisation
Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan

Vicki Batka leads Cisco’s Partner Organization in APJ, a role where she is responsible for developing and enabling the growth strategy of the partner ecosystem while building the future partnerships needed to deliver value to customers.

She leads a team which collaborates with more than 16,000 partners in APJ to drive simplicity, ensure alignment and create value exchange for our customers, while working with the WW Partner Organization to scale global channel models across the APJ region.

Partha Iyengar

Vice President and Gartner Fellow
Gartner

Partha Iyengar is VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO Research team. He is also the Country Leader - Research, India. His research interests cover areas of strategic interest to CEOs and their direct reports, including digital business, customer experience, expectations of the CIO and IT organization, and globalization issues.

Mr. Iyengar is a frequent and much sought-after speaker and presenter at numerous Gartner and external forums, as well as for various government organizations in India, China and other countries. He is extensively quoted in the local, national and international press; was interviewed on the U.S. CBS News show "60 Minutes"; was a panelist on a CNN International panel discussion on the future of IT; and also participated in the BBC panel discussion on IT in emerging markets. He is the co-author of a book published by Harvard Business School Press on India and China strategies, titled "IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation."

Mr. Iyengar served for three years as a nonexecutive director on the board of directors of State Bank of India, India's largest bank and one of the world's largest financial institutions.

Bastiaan Toeset

Vice President, Commercial
Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan

Bastiaan Toeset is Vice President of the Commercial Sales segment for Cisco in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. He leads the regional growth strategy for the Commercial segment; building customer and partner intelligence and working closely with distribution and partner channels. As a business leader, he delivers consistent and long-term growth in an extremely dynamic marketplace, expanding Cisco’s value proposition to customers, partners and the industry at large.

Since joining Cisco in 1999, Bastiaan has held various leadership positions across the region, including Vice President of APJ Commercial Sales and Marketing & Communications, Managing Director of APJ Commercial and Marketing, Managing Director of the Customer Led Organization in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC) and Director of Strategy in Japan.

In his role as the leader of the APJ Commercial, Marketing & Communications organization, he led cross-teams to harmonize Commercial sales with advanced digital marketing and communications platforms to deliver a top-notch digital experience to customers, partners and other external stakeholders. In the APJC Customer Led role, he led Service Provider, Public and Private Sector expert teams, as well as several cross sector units, to drive business development strategies for large companies in the APJC region. A focus of this role was to identify, develop and bring to market opportunities for the Internet of Everything and to deliver innovative IT solutions to customers. Bastiaan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hotel Management School Maastricht (The Netherlands) and an MBA from Webster University (Saint Louis, USA).

Sudhir Nayar

Managing Director, Commercial Sales
Cisco India and SAARC

Sudhir Nayar’s personal mission is ‘To lead a business by creating a skilled and empowered team and in the process, mentor budding leaders for the Indian IT industry.’

He has over 27 years of extensive Business Management, Sales/Partner Management and Leadership experience in the Technology industry through on field and Tele teams. He has a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications from REC, Warangal.

Prior to joining Cisco, he has worked with Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

He has led Sales and Marketing for SMB segment in Microsoft, India. His leadership with Microsoft included formulating Sales and Marketing Strategy to establish MS as a thought leader for 51 Mn. SMBs and execute a Sales strategy by leveraging more than 100 Tele Sellers, 200 partner sales executives and India's largest IT network of over 3000 partners. He was responsible for transforming India’s largest partner ecosystem to enable digital transformation of Indian businesses.

During his stint at Oracle, he was leading the Corporate Strategy & Business Development function, where he was responsible for developing and executing “The Oracle growth plan” in India.

He worked in Sun Microsystems for over 10 years, where he performed various roles like National Sales Leader for BFSI, ITS, and leading Partner Sales organization.

Rajesh Shetty

Managing Director, Enterprise Sales
Cisco India and SAARC

Rajesh heads Enterprise Sales for India and SAARC, which includes the largest IT Services, BFSI, Manufacturing and E-Commerce accounts for Cisco India. He leads a team of high-performing sales professionals focused on providing business outcome-based solutions. Rajesh is responsible for capturing, messaging, and addressing key business requirements and market transitions that need to be delivered in Cisco’s solution offerings. He also drives the initiative to build a strong 360 relationship with the largest IT Services organizations by creating a strong global GTM partnership.

In his earlier role, Rajesh lead Data Center and Virtualization architecture for Cisco in India where he developed and implemented the go-to-market plans for accelerating Cisco’s Data Center architecture in India and SAARC.

Earlier, Rajesh successfully led the Enterprise Networking Architecture for Cisco India and was instrumental in growing Cisco’s core of Routing and Switching, and developing the Wireless and IoT spaces. Prior to this role, Rajesh was responsible for managing Cisco’s Commercial Business in the South and was instrumental in establishing Cisco’s leadership in this space.

In earlier roles, Rajesh was part of a start-up business unit within Cisco tasked with formulating strategies for Cisco’s foray into the Connected Real Estate (CRE) space. Rajesh was also involved in mega project initiatives within Cisco to focus on emerging multi-billion dollar opportunities in emerging markets. He has held multiple critical roles in his 19 years in Cisco.

A 25 year industry veteran, Rajesh has deep business experience and knowledge in technology in an ever evolving industry.

Vish Iyer

Vice President, Cisco Architectures
Asia Pacific and Japan

Vish Iyer leads the Architectures Business in Asia Pacific and Japan, which includes all the sales, solutions and engineering teams that are part of Cisco’s business units – Enterprise Networks & Software, Data Center, Collaboration and Security.

Vish is a 24-year veteran of the ICT sector and a networking expert, having been with Cisco for 18 years, where he has successfully performed multiple engineering and sales roles across various geographies, including SE, CSE and RM, through to senior leadership positions.

In his previous role, as the Managing Director of Network Transformation Architecture for APJ Global Service Provider (GSP), Vish was responsible for driving the Core SP infrastructure business, with a charter to transform Mobile Broadband and Fixed Broadband deployments in both developed and emerging markets. Vish and his team have co-created a number of innovations in Mobile Backhaul, Network Automation and SDN/NFV use cases for SP customers that have met global market share gains and profitable growth.

Vish is passionate about building high performing teams, with relentless focus on execution, nurturing strong executive relationships and delivering sustainable business results for customers, partners and Cisco.

Prior to joining Cisco in 1998, Vish worked at HCL Comnet for 5 years, where he was the regional lead for the system integration business in West/South of India.

Vish holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.

Based in Singapore, Vish is passionate about reading, running, gastronomy and sports.

Amit Malik

Managing Director, Public Sector and Services
Cisco India and SAARC

Amit Malik leads the Public Sector & Services business for Cisco in India and SAARC, making him responsible for the sale of Cisco products and services to the Central and State Governments and Defence in India, as well as leading Cisco Services in India and South Asia. His role includes leading Cisco into key government initiatives and transforming the company by selling solutions and architectures.

Amit’s experience spans over 24 years in diverse industries such as Electrical, Industrial Automation, Transportation, Telecommunication and IT. He has held several leadership positions in his 13 years in Cisco.

Prior to his current role, Amit was responsible for spearheading Cisco’s SMB (Small and Medium Businesses) business across India and the SAARC region. He successfully set in place a high-performing team and processes to address the SMB segment making it one of the fastest growing segments. He is the driving force behind the mandate for greater adoption of next-generation technologies like Unified Communications, Security and Wireless in this segment. Amit also set up Cisco’s operations in Bangladesh and was responsible for driving our exemplary growth in that country.

Amit has been acknowledged in India and South Asia for his efforts in driving the growth of information and communication technology, leading to business transformation. A key speaker at forums on Inclusive Growth and Internet of Things, Amit is also the Co-Chair for ICT for CII Eastern Region and the Vice Chairman for Amcham.

Amit is passionate about leveraging technology for driving inclusive growth and has been closely associated with countries in the SAARC region for developing a roadmap towards that goal.

Brink Sanders

Managing Director, Software and Network Transformation
Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan

Brink Sanders is the Managing Director for Software and Network Transformation in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). In this role, Brink is responsible for helping customers shift to a digital-ready network and capture the market transitions that need to be delivered in Cisco’s Networking portfolio. This includes software-defined networking, security and cloud solutions.

Previously, Brink led Sales Enablement and Operations for Cisco APJ, where he was responsible for enabling Cisco’s APJ business to run effectively and efficiently in support of the overall business strategies and objectives. Brink has also held a variety of other leadership roles at Cisco, including Strategy & Planning for WW Sales Operations and Operations for the US Enterprise, Commercial and Canada Theatre.

Before joining Cisco, Brink worked in various roles in technology consulting, where he partnered closely with customers throughout the lifecycle of their critical business initiatives, from determining strategy to delivering on their business outcomes through business process, software and technology architecture.

Brink holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Craig Maynard

Director, Data Center
Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan

Craig is the Cisco APJ Director responsible for the Data Center Go to Market Strategy across Asia Pacific and Japan, this includes all DC Hardware/Software and Hybrid Cloud solutions. Craig has over 30 years of experience in the Data Center industry across Storage, Network, Compute and Software. His work experience spans all of Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan across multiple organisations (Customer, Reseller, Integrator and Vendor) in roles covering Systems Engineering through to Senior Leadership.

Craig is passionate about working with customers on how to leverage current and emerging technology innovations to drive digital transformation in a Multicloud world.

Trideeb Roy

Regional Manager, Data Center
Cisco India and SAARC

Trideeb has over 22 years of work experience in the Information Technology solutions industry.

In his capacity as the DC India Head he is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and sales in India and SAARC for Cisco’s Data Center software, hardware and partner alliance solutions. He is responsible for driving the key Data Center needle movers: HyperFlex, Converged Infrastructure, and Nexus 9K in addition to strategically focusing on areas like ACI, Analytics and Multicloud. He has worked in organizations like Sun Microsystems, IBM Silicon Graphics etc.

Vishak Raman

Director, Security Business
Cisco India and SAARC

Vishak brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Information Security Services space with stints in product management, sales, marketing and business development.

Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Sr. Regional Director – India and SAARC at FireEye. Vishak was also the Global Head of Content Delivery Network (CDN) & Managed Security Services (MSS) business at Tata communications for 3 years. Prior to joining Tata Communications, Vishak was the Sr. Regional Director for Fortinet (India/SAARC region) and is credited with having built Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management success story in India/SAARC. He was also instrumental in setting up the first-of-its-kind Global Technical Assistance Center at Bangalore for providing support to Fortinet’s customers worldwide. Prior to Fortinet, Vishak has worked at WatchGuard, Sify and HCL Technologies.

Vishak holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business management (PGDBM) from IIM Ahmedabad.

Hariharan S

Director, Collaboration
Cisco India and SAARC

Hariharan (Hari) heads Cisco’s Collaboration business across the India and SAARC region. In his current role, Hari is responsible for driving strategy for the India & SAARC geography. In addition to sales, he also focuses on forging strong partnerships with industry players to jointly develop solutions and go-to-market strategies for driving Collaborative solutions.

Collaboration is at the center piece of Enterprise business strategy and our customers are using it as a differentiator to deliver new services and innovate faster. In his role, Hari helps Cisco’s large customers innovate in this globalized world and get diverse people from different backgrounds to collaborate effectively and solve complex business problems.

In his career spanning 11 years in Cisco he has held various positions including driving ITES business to heading strategy and operations. An industry veteran with over 21 years of experience across Technology, Software and Services, Hari has worked for several technology companies like BT, IBM, Network Solutions and Rittal. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and an MBA from Symbiosis.

 

Event Information

Confluence Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hotel Check-In Time: 2pm

Hotel Check-Out Time: 12 noon

Accommodation

Cisco will take care of your stay for two nights – 7th February – 9th February, 2018 - and all meals during the conference as per venues specified in the agenda. Check-in will commence on arrival on 7th February, 2018. Attendees are required to bear the charges for laundry, tobacco, room service, mini bar, telephone, business center, Internet usage or any other expenses that are personal. Request you to clear all your dues of such kind with the hotel during consumption or while checking out.

Extended Stays

If you wish to extend your stay at the hotel, you will need to contact the hotel directly to update your reservation, based on availability.

Costs

You are responsible for your air transportation and Visa fees. There is no registration fee. Cisco will pay for two nights hotel accommodations, including taxes (for partner invitees only), and conference meals. Attendees are responsible for payment of incidental expenses and any additional nights.

Transportation

Cisco will be providing Airport Transfers as part of the Partner Confluence services in Ho Chi Minh City. Coaches will be available for transfers.

Conference Attire

Dress code for the confluence is smart business casuals.

Event Protocol

Please ensure that you wear your event badge throughout the duration of the event, as it will allow access to conference areas. A detailed agenda will be handed over to you on registration. Do refer to it for details of the conference.

Help Desk

Cisco Partner Confluence Help Desk will be functional from 0900 hrs - 1800 hrs, 7th February – 9th February, 2018. Kindly contact the Help Desk for any kind of assistance that you may need at the venue.

For any queries, please email: 
ciscopartnerconfluence2018@external.cisco.com

FAQs

Event FAQs

Q: When and where is the event taking place?

The event is taking place between 7th February – 9th February, 2018 at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.

Q: What if I have questions about the Partner Confluence or my registration?

You may reach the Partner Confluence Registration Team at:

Name: Vaishnavi
Phone: +91 9036066010

E mail: ciscopartnerconfluence2018@external.cisco.com

Q. When will I receive confirmation of my registration?

An email confirmation will be sent to you as soon as your attendance has been approved.

Q. What if I need to cancel my conference registration and/or hotel reservation?

Please contact the Partner Confluence Registration Team to cancel your hotel reservation and/or conference registration at:

Name: Vaishnavi
Phone: +91 9036066010
E mail: ciscopartnerconfluence2018@external.cisco.com

You must notify the Partner Confluence Registration Team no later than One Week prior to arrival.

Q: Are Nominations allowed?

A: The Cisco India Partner Confluence 2018 is an “invitation only” event. Each new registrant must go through the complete registration process for approval. Nominations will only be allowed after approval by the Cisco Partner Organization Team.

Q. May I register on behalf of another person?

We encourage that you complete the registration process yourself as this is an invite-only event.

Q. Do I need to wear my badge during the entire Partner Confluence event?

Please wear your conference badge to all group functions and meetings so that you can be readily identified as an attendee of the Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence 2018. Please be assured that every precaution possible is being taken to ensure a safe and secure working environment at the Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence 2018. As such, please be aware that we will be asking for photo identification at registration before releasing a conference badge. Badges will need to be worn during the entire event.

Q. Can I bring a guest? What functions are guests allowed to attend?

No, the Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence 2018 is an invitation only event; Spouses and Guests will not be a part of the invitee list. In case you do want to bring along a companion you may do that at your own cost. Reservation and other related needs for the companion will have to be taken care of by you.

Q. What should I wear to the Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence 2018?

Smart business casual attire is appropriate for all Meetings & Conference sessions. The dress code for the Gala Banquet Dinner is Casual for all.

Q. Can I get copies of the material presented at the conference?

The presentations will be posted approximately one week after the Partner Confluence at the website where you originally registered.

Q. What language is spoken?

The official language of the conference is English and all general sessions will be presented in English.

 

Hotel FAQs

 

Q. What hotel accommodations have been made for partners and what is the cost to me?

Accommodation for the Cisco India & SAARC Partner Confluence 2018 has been reserved for partners at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City. Please do not call the hotel directly to book your reservation. Your hotel reservations will be booked through the Partner Confluence registration system.

Note: If you require dates outside the conference dates, you will need to contact the hotel directly to update your reservation, based on availability. Please click here to visit the hotel information homepage.

Q. Do I need to contact the hotel to book my reservation for the Partner Confluence?

No, when you register online for the Partner Confluence, your information will be taken and a hotel reservation will be made for you at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.

Q. Do I need to give a credit card to reserve my hotel room?

A credit card will not be needed to confirm your reservation at the hotel. However, you will be asked for your credit card details at the hotel on arrival to take care of any individual incidentals that you may incur.

Q. Is there parking available at the hotel reserved for Partner Confluence? What is the cost?

Self-parking and Valet Parking are available at the hotel. Please check with the hotel for more information.

Q. What time is check-in and check-out at the hotels reserved for the Partner Confluence?

Check-ins on arrival and check-out time is 12:00 noon at the hotel.

Q. Can I extend my hotel stay at the Cisco group rate?

This will depend on availability of rooms. In case of this requirement, kindly notify the hotel in advance.

 

Travel FAQs

 

Q. Do I have to pay for my own Air Travel?

Yes, you are responsible for paying for your flight to the event location.

Q. Do I have to arrange for my Airport Transfer?

Transfers are arranged from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City. Volunteers with CIPC 2018 placards will be stationed near the arrival section at the airport to guide you.

Visa FAQs

Q.What is the procedure for Visa Application?

Please visit here in order to apply for visa authorization letter.

For assistance in applying for Visa / flight, you can contact “Wizard Events & Conferences Pvt. Ltd.” You may send an email to neha.garg@wizard-events.in or call her at +91 8447732572.

PROCEDURE:

  • After receiving the passport copy, 7 working days will be required to receive the visa authorization letter
  • This letter along with 2 photos (4cm x 6cm) must be carried along during travel
  • Upon arriving at the airport, you will be required to complete form NA1 (available at the airport or by previous download from the above mentioned website)
  • $25 USD in cash must be carried for stamping
  • You will then present your Approval Letter, passport, photos, and cash payment for the Stamping Fee in order to receive the visa stamped in your passport

Contacts

Name: Vaishnavi
Phone: +91 9036066010
E mail: 
ciscopartnerconfluence2018@external.cisco.com

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Registration

This event is by invitation only and is non-transferable.

To register, go to Click here in your email invitation to begin the registration process.