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Welcome to Cisco PONC Asia 2015!

Cisco’s Packet Optical Network Conference (PONC) brings together the network provider industry, providing insights to the latest and greatest networking technologies in the market. Converse and synergise with key players and find out how you can lower costs and create new customer experiences at the same time.

Join us March 9-11, 2015 in Phuket, Thailand at the The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa. Reserve your seat today.

Foundation for the Internet of Everything

The Internet of Everything is rapidity evolving, The impact of cloud, mobile, video and machine-to-machine applications is leading to exponential traffic growth.

A world in which networking technologies are the foundation of massively scalable, smarter and more adaptable Internet. This means that managing bandwidth growth isn't enough anymore. The network needs to evolve in multiple dimensions, able to scale effectively to manage machine-driven events, provide new services, and sustain ultra high-definition video applications. It needs to be highly programmable, scalable, and elastic, while lowering costs and simplifying operations.

PONC will explore the foundation for a new generation of networks that will reward both consumer and business customers with the newest and most exciting Internet experiences.

Key Benefits:

  • Discover the latest innovations in packet optical networking technology
  • Understand how Cisco transport solutions will embrace programmability and virtualization
  • Connect with networking industry visionaries, industry peers, and Cisco executives
  • Engage in strategic discussions with subject matter experts from Cisco

Who Should Attend:

  • CTO's and CIO's of service providers and large enterprises
  • Network architects, planners, and engineers

PONC attendance is by invitation only and is limited to ensure a setting that encourages open dialogue.Register today to reserve your seat.


To register for this event, please click the "Register Now" button below. The registration will be closed by February 13, 2015.

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2014 Conference Program

PONC has an unrivalled reputation for attracting Cisco's customers, experts, and partners, and the three-day conference will highlight a general session addressing a wide range of networking topics and a track of architectural workshops.

Three-Days at a Glance

With PONC you get the best of both worlds, the opportunity to join industry experts during the General Session and the chance to build an agenda with in depth discussion during the Architectural Workshops.

Monday, March 9 Half Day Partner Session
Tuesday, March 10 Full Day Conference + Networking Dinner
Wednesday, March 11 Architectural Workshops and 1:1 discussion

Here's a sneak-peak of what to expect at the conference

  • Keynote sessions on the future of Network Services, business trends in the service provider arena and IP optical architectures enabling the network transition
  • Industry Experts touching on the latest happenings in SDN within optical networks
  • Remote live demonstrations of leading IP optical solutions, including 100 Gbps coherent transmission and control plane restoration
  • Keynote sessions and testimonials by Service Providers

Monday, March 9 - Partner Session

Time Agenda
1:00pm Registration
1:20pm Conference Opening
1:30pm Cisco Partner Programs and Benefits
2:15pm Cisco Optical Partner Programs
3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:15pm Guest Partner Experience Use Case
4:00pm Cisco Optical Use Cases
4:45pm EPN - Manager Overview
5:30pm Competitiveness of Cisco in Market
6:15pm Closing Remarks

Tuesday, March 10 - Main Conference

Time Agenda
8:00am Breakfast
8:50am Conference Opening
9:00am Introduction to Cisco Transport Solution
9:30am Next-Generation Optical Networking
10:10am Guest Customer Testimonials
10:50am Morning Break
11:00am Converged Optical Market- Needs and Trends
11:45am Network Convergence Benefits
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm The role of Routing in Convergence Network
2:45pm Transport SDN
3.30pm Afternoon Break
3.40pm Network Management
4.20pm Network Orchestration
5.00pm Conference Close
6.00pm Dinner at The Westin Siray Bay

Wednesday, March 11 - Workshop Day

Workshop Session (3 breakout rooms)
Time Cisco Network
Convergence System
(NCS 4000)
IP + Optical with
FlexSpectrum 100G
and Beyond
9:00am - 10:30am Group A Group B Group C
10:30am - 10:45am Groups Transition
10:45am - 12:15pm Group C Group A Group B
12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Group B Group C Group A
3:00pm - 5:00pm 1:1 Meeting with Partners/Customers
5.00pm - 5.30pm Workshop Closing
5.30pm - 9.30pm Departures to Airport

Frequent Questions

Event Information


Q: Is there a fee to attend the event?

A: There is no fee to attend PONC Asia for customers and partners. This includes all conference sessions and meals provided during the conference.

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Q: If there is no fee does that mean overnight hotel accommodations are included?

A: For the first 30 successful registered delegate only, Cisco will pay for the 2 nights accomodations at the Westin Siray Bay & Resorts which they will be notified by email confirmation. Delegates will only have to pay for their own airfare.
But if you are not in the first 30 registrants, we can do a reservation at our special rate on behalf of you. Please confirm with the registration team if you would like to stay at the Westin Siray Bay Spa & Resort.

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Q: What is the venue for PONC?

A: The conference will be held in Phuket, at The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, from 9 - 11 March.

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Q: Will airport transfer be provided upon arrival at Phuket International airport?

A: Yes, 2-way transfers from & to the airport will be provided for all delegates. Once your registration has been confirmed, the PONC Asia team will get in touch with you to confirm on your flight details.

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Q: What is the dress code during conference?

A: Attire is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, sweaters, blazers, blouses, and, most importantly, comfortable shoes. We do recommend you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.

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Q: What should I do if I’m unable to attend after I’ve registered for the conference?

A:You can get a colleague to take your place at the conference by emailing his contact details to spevents@external.cisco.com. Should you wish to cancel your registration, at least 14 days before the event, you may do so without penalty from the hotel, just email your request to spevents@external.cisco.com

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Q: If I have a question in regards to my hotel reservation, who do I contact?

A: For any questions in regards to hotel reservations at the The Westin Siray Bay Spa & Resort, please email to cisco_events@pushbutton.com.sg.

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Spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea awaits you at Asia's most popular beach destination - Phuket. As Thailand's largest island, Phuket is known as a tourism haven, providing an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality and great value accommodation!

Whether it's world class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at world-standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, Phuket is a place to extend your horizons. Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the surrounding islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay. Or why not simply enjoy Phuket's vibrant nightlife in Patong Beach? Total enjoyment!

Visitors to Phuket arrive via Phuket International Airport, which is located on the northern end of the island. Phuket International serves as Thailand's second-busiest air hub, falling behind Bangkok. The airport is serviced by 10 airlines, accommodating nearly 3 million passengers each year.

Passport holders from the countries listed below do not require a visa when entering Thailand for tourist purposes if their stay does not exceed 30 days:
Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam


Situated on the exclusive east coast of Phuket, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket offers a rejuvenating tropical haven overlooking the magnificent Siray Bay with all you need to be at your best.

This luxury five star resort boasts contemporary design and the renowned warm Thai culture, welcoming guests into this respite of tropical elegance. The resort is just minutes away from Phuket Town, cultural attractions, local markets, restaurants and shopping.

Revitalising Comforts
Stretch out and relax in their peaceful accommodation, all with ocean views. Each of the 257 guestrooms including 43 suites and 18 pool villas offers Westin’s signature Heavenly® Bed, Heavenly Bath®, rainforest shower, an open outdoor balcony to relax, flat-screen LCD television and high speed wireless Internet access.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is offering all Cisco Partners & Customers a special rate of USD145++ per night for a single standard room and USD160++ per night for twin-sharing standard room during the event period.



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Registration Close Date:
February 13, 2015.