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Cisco Connect 2018

IT's All You

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  • Date:12 April 2018
  • Location: Rizal Ballroom,
    Makati Shangri-La Hotel,
    Makati Avenue corner, Ayala Avenue,
    Makati City, 1200 Metro, Manila,
  • Duration:08:00 - 17:00
  • Attendance: by invitation only

Welcome message

The traditional way of working is an enemy to business efficiency. This is why embracing the idea of Digital Transformation is more important that ever. Join us at Cisco Connect as we cover topics on getting your organization on the right track for digital transformation

Budi Santoso
Interim Country Manager
Cisco Systems Philippines.

IT's All You

Get a fresh perspective on the technology, topics, and challenges that are changing the way businesses communicate and collaborate:

  • Gain insights into cybersecurity trends and best practices 
  • Learn how to build and design a network that delivers deep insight for superior performance
  • Develop your multicloud strategy and simplify your data center with a revolutionary hyperconverged infrastructure platform
  • Experience next-generation meeting and collaboration technologies

Empower yourself! IT’s All You.

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     Cisco Connect 2018


    Time Topic Speaker Description
    8.00AM - 9.00PM Registration
    9.00AM - 9.10AM Welcome & Opening Budi Santoso,
    Interim Country Manager,
    Cisco Philippines
    9.10AM - 9.50AM Cisco Architecture Keynote: Transforming Enterprise in a Multi-Cloud World Vish Iyer
    Vice President,
    Cisco Architectures
    Cisco is reinventing networking in a multi-cloud world to enable richer experiences and business outcomes for enterprise customers, akin to how the smartphone created a new breed of applications for the consumer a decade ago. In this session, we will share Cisco’s latest cloud-based innovations and first-hand experiences of our customers’ transformation journey with cloud, networking, security and next- generation workplace solutions
    9.50AM - 10.20AM Strategic Partner (Intel) Keynote: Change and Transformation - An Inside Journey Vipul Shah
    Regional Director,
    Intel Asia Pacific and Japan
    The blending of traditional business with digital business has resulted in the emergence of a digital economy. It is no longer “business as usual” and organizations are realizing they can’t compete on old infrastructure. Business success now requires IT Transformation. Organizations can begin to transform their IT infrastructure by focusing on five key IT transformation principles. With their experience and understanding of the future of IT, Intel along with Cisco are unique partners that can help guide you on your transformation journey.
    10.20AM - 10.40AM Break
    10.40AM -11.20AM Cisco Security Keynote: Changing the Security Equation Stephen Dane We are changing the security equation with an integrated architecture of products designed to work together for more effective security across the network, endpoints and cloud. Come discover how Cisco is solving security challenges to keep organizations safer and able to respond faster to threats. Also discover how automation, analytics and cloud-based intelligence provide a force multiplier effect for IT teams to boost productivity.
    11.20AM - 11.50AM Customer Panel: The Future of IT - How do you make it happen? Moderator: Budi Santoso

    Ret. General Eliseo Rio Jr
    Secretary - Department of Information and Communications Technology

    Mr. Gavin Barfield
    Chief Technology Officer – MERALCO

    Mr. Jojo Hendrano
    Vice President & Head
    Core Business Solutions - PLDT Enterprise
    During this session, we ask our key customers what key technologies they are evaluating, what they understand about Big Data and what they are doing with it and what are some ways they are using machine learning to automate business processes and/or customer interactions.
    11.50AM - 1.00PM Lunch

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    Meet the sponsors


    Strategic 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.

    Platinum sponsors


    About Integrated Research (ASX: IRI) – Integrated Research is the leading global provider of proactive performance management software for critical IT infrastructure, payments and communications ecosystems. More than 1000 organizations in over 75 countries - including some of the world’s largest banks, airlines and telecommunication companies rely on IR Prognosis to provide business critical insights and ensure continuity-critical systems deliver high availability and performance for millions of their customers across the globe.

    PLDT Enterprise

    PLDT Enterprise is the corporate business arm of the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the country. Through its different units, the Enterprise group is dedicated to deliver an array of fixed-line, wireless, and ICT solutions that enable business owners to adapt to evolving technological needs by means of providing access to innovative solutions that optimize efficiency, continuity, connectivity, and enhanced customer experience. Leveraging on PLDT’s robust nationwide infrastructure, PLDT Enterprise makes it its mission to empower businesses of all sizes with innovative solutions and technologies aimed to bring business to the next level and remain competitive amidst the global digital disruption


    With over 25 years of experience, we have been the trusted and leading Solutions Provider and Systems Integrator for Information and Communications Technology. Moving toward to the next level of excellence, with our new and enhanced service offerings, regional offices in Cebu and Davao and international offices in Vietnam and Cambodia, we aspire to grow as a Technology-Enabled Business Service Company that would cater both local and international markets.

    We offer the best solutions ranging from IP infrastructure implementation to voice, data, and multimedia convergence, to network security and education. We have helped over 1000 clients—local and global—maintain a competitive advantage through the deployment and maintenance of cutting edge IT network infrastructure systems

    Gold sponsors


    Fujitsu Philippines Inc. (FPI) is one of the country’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) system integrators. Our local knowledge comes from almost 40 years of operations in the Philippines, while our global expertise comes from our affiliation with Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan, an international leader in computers, telecommunication, electronic components, software and services. Originally established in 1975, the company has grown beyond its original mission of promoting, selling, and supporting the Fujitsu-branded computer hardware line, and has now recast itself as a complete one-stop- shop for ICT solutions and services.


    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. It employs over 200,000 people worldwide, operating in over 120 country subsidiaries. Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and individuals since 1995. As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global economy. Microsoft Philippines employs over 170 people in the local office with its main operations located in Makati.


    Panduit is a world leader that engineers flexible, end-to-end electrical and network connectivity physical infrastructure solutions that help businesses stay connected in a global world. Our high-performance products improve productivity and offer a lower total cost of ownership to create a competitive business advantage. With operations in more than 112 countries and a worldwide partner network, Panduit ensures the success of our customers with the broadest range of physical infrastructure solutions and products for data centers, enterprise, industrial automation, OEMs, MROs, and industrial construction.


    Audio can seem daunting for IT professionals, yet you are increasingly under pressure to deliver the best conferencing and presentation solutions to support your organization’s activities. At Shure, we create innovative, reliable, and easy-to-use audio solutions that seamlessly integrate into your workspace and network. Our products enable a higher level of performance that supports new ways of working, while making communication natural and transparent for users. With over 90 years of experience and a market-leading global team supporting you, Shure will make your conferencing and presentation audio work for you instead of against you. We think about audio, so you don’t have to.

    Silver sponsors

    Ardent Networks

    ARDENT is the premier VALUE Add Distributor of Enterprise ICT Products and Solutions in the Philippines. We are the acknowledged leader in the distribution of prominent Global Technology companies like Cisco, Vertiv, Panduit and Splunk. Our company is an offshoot of the Enterprise Solution Group of Lamco International. Ardent Networks, Inc. develops new and value-added business opportunities for channel partners who can benefit from its network of leading technology providers, and from over a decade-long experience in technology and innovative solutions.


    Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is transforming IT distribution with worldwide capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services, and category- leading Security, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Networking and Data Center technology Practices. The company works with its global partners to deliver results together by combining expert technical and market knowledge with a uniquely collaborative engagement model. Westcon and Comstor are the company’s go-to-market brands, offering customers a strong portfolio of market-leading and emerging digital and physical products and services.

    Dimension Data

    Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. In Asia Pacific, we operate in 35 offices across 13 countries. We help clients enable technology, operate their IT infrastructures and transform technology solutions that deliver value. Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group.


    As technologies continue to shape the way we work and live, MSI-ECS remains committed in partnering with global and leading brands to broaden its portfolio of offerings. Since its inception in 1998, it has evolved into one of the recognized local IT distributors in the country offering a comprehensive array of products, solutions, and services for multi-industries. From industry leaders, innovators, and game-changers, MSI-ECS continues to explore opportunities and partnerships to provide its channel network with a wealth of growth possibilities.

    Quality Kiosk

    QualityKiosk Technologies, headquartered at Mumbai, India, is one of the world’s largest Independent Software Quality Assurance Providers. QualityKiosk’s 1400+ quality engineering consultants are spread across 20+ countries in APAC, Middle-East, and Far-East Regions.

    Founded in 2000, QualityKiosk guarantees Digital Business Assurance using Quality Engineering solutions. QualityKiosk’s domain specific Continuous Testing, Continuous Performance Monitoring, Agile Testing and Robotic Process Automation solutions serve banking, financial services, insurance, retail, telecom and automotive verticals.

    Learn more about us at www.qualitykiosk.com


    Universal Access and Systems Solutions Phil., Inc. (UAS) is a privately held Philippine-based company founded in 2007. It is composed of Proven and Passionate Professionals with more than 15 years of knowledge and expertise in IT Network, Collaboration, IT Security, Artificial Intelligence-based applications and Data Center Infrastructure solutions and services. Our value proposition to our customers is focused on our experience and capability to support and integrate these solutions in order to easily identify, mitigate, and address IT-related issues.

    Technology partner


    Fitbit® helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the connected health and fitness category, Fitbit® designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.


    Jabra. Sound that’s engineered for you. Jabra is part of the GN Group, established 150 years ago. We’re the only people creating consumer headphones, professional headsets and hearing aids under one roof – to make your life sound better. We engineer true wireless earbuds offering you total freedom; noise-cancelling headsets allowing you to block out unwanted background sound; high definition headsets for crystal-clear clarity; and technically advanced fitness tracking sports headphones, which helps you hear more, do more and be more


    Microdata Systems and Management, Inc. is the leading provider of top-of-the-line audio-visual and information communication technology products in the Philippines. Established in 1980, Microdata has evolved by acquiring new and cutting- edge solutions to address the changing needs of the emerging market.

    Today, Microdata carries a broad portfolio of solutions for document imaging, audio- visual presentation, unified collaboration and communication, e-learning, and design and systems integration. It also offers rental services and technical support for its AV and ICT solutions.