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2011 Federal TelePresence Users Forum
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Event Overview

Discover Cisco's Collaboration Strategy and Solutions for Federal Agencies

As technologies, devices, and mission objectives evolve at exponential rates, federal organizations and IT personnel are racing to provide the infrastructure and communications needed to securely connect people everywhere with instant access to resources and information. Cisco can help.

Join government and industry experts for a valuable event that will examine Cisco's industry-leading solutions designed specifically to help federal organizations collaborate with greater efficiency and success.

What You Can Learn:
  • Discover the latest Cisco infrastructure, collaboration, virtualization, and unified communications solutions
  • Explore best practices, roadmaps, detailed case studies, and technical briefings
  • Learn how other federal organizations are using Cisco solutions to better accomplish mission objectives

Event Details

2012 Cisco Federal Collaboration User Forum

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 1-9 pm

  • Day-in-the-Life Collaboration Demonstrations, starting every hour (Reston TelePresence & Collaboration Experience Center (TCEC))
    1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Cocktail Reception (Sheraton Reston Hotel)
    6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Networking Dinner (Sheraton Reston Hotel)
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Cisco TCEC and the Sheraton Reston

             Reston TelePresence & Collaboration Experience Center (TCEC)
             1860 Michael Faraday
             Suite 100
             Reston, VA 20190

Wednesday, April 18, 2012: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Keynote Address - David M. Mihelcic, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Cisco Collaboration Direction and Commitment to Federal Organizations
  • Cisco Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Demonstration
  • The Architecture Powering Federal Organization Transformation
  • Cisco Unified Communication Client Strategy
  • Powering International Nano Technology Collaboration - Todd Cox, The National Cancer Institute
  • Collaboration Infrastructure in a Virtualized Environment
  • Medianet and Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager
  • Interactive Panel Discussion

Lunch will be served

Who Should Attend?
Collaboration & Telepresence Leaders, Federal video and/or collaboration decision makers, telecommunications specialists and network administrators.

Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191
(703) 620-9000
(703) 860-1594


* Agenda and Speakers are subject to change

Tuesday, April 17th

Reston TelePresence & Collaboration Experience Center (TCEC) - Reston
Session Time Description
Day-in-the-Life Collaboration Demonstration: TBD 1:15-2:00pm TBD
Day-in-the-Life Collaboration Demonstration: TBD 2:15-3:00pm TBD
Day-in-the-Life Collaboration Demonstration: TBD 3:15-4:00pm TBD
Day-in-the-Life Collaboration Demonstration: TBD 4:15 - 5:00pm TBD
Sheraton Reston Hotel
6:00-7:00pm -
Dinner 7:00-9:00pm -

Wednesday, April 18th

Session Time Speaker Description
Registration 6:30-7:45am    
Breakfast 7:00-7:45am   Sheraton Reston Hotel Ballroom
Welcome 7:45-8:00am Bob Largent, Customer Relationships, Cisco Collaboration -
Cisco's Collaboration Direction and Commitment to Federal Organizations
8:00-8:45am Jacob Nordan, Senior Director of Product Management, Collaboration Technology GroupCisco Explore how Cisco is shaping and redefining the collaboration concept in the Federal space. We'll share recent innovations, new concepts, and the latest implementations that are delivering measurable results for organizations throughout the Federal arena.
Comstor 8:45-9:00am    
Cisco VDI and VXI (Virtualization experience Infrastructure) Demo 9:00-9:45am Matthew Schneider, Regional Manager, FED CIV Finance, Cisco; Anish Patel, Systems Engineering Manager, FED CIV Finance, Cisco You're familiar with VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), now experience Cisco's evolution of the concept - VXI (Virtualization Experience Infrastructure). Gain an insider's perspective on how this advanced end-to-end systems approach delivers the next-generation virtual workspace by unifying virtual desktops, voice, and video - securely, flexibly, and cost effectively.
Break 9:45-10:00am    
The Architecture Powering Federal Organization Transformation 10:00-10:45am Michael Harttree, Technical Solutions Architecture, Collaboration, Cisco With the prevalence of Wi-Fi, today's workforce expects to access data wirelessly anywhere, anytime via any device. This bring your own device (BYOD) mentality presents challenges to Federal organization and the IT personnel charged with maintaining network integrity and security, while enabling users access to vital information how, when, and where they want it. We'll examine the landscape and define the standards, architectures, regulations, and responsibilities to enable this journey, and help you articulate to users the can's and cant's of BYOD.
Immix Group 10:45-11:00am    
Cisco's UC Client Strategy 11:00-11:45am Randy Benn, Consulting Systems Engineer, FED CIV Homeland Security, Cisco Gain an expert perspective on the robust suite of Cisco Unified Communications clients, and an in-depth understanding of their features, benefits, and optimal place within your organization. We'll look at phones, tablets, video solutions, soft devices, cloud-based technologies, and customer premise-based options - for both PC and Mac platforms.
Break 11:45-12:00pm    
Partner Summit Look-In 12:00-12:15pm Randy Wood, VP Public Sector Collaboration, Cisco Get a quick video update from Cisco's Partner Summit in San Diego.
Lunch with Keynote 12:15-1:00pm David M. Mihelcic, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). TBD
Break 1:00-1:15pm - -
Powering International Nano Technology Collaboration 1:15-2:00pm Todd Cox, Lead Computer Specialist,Center for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute TBD
Collaboration Infrastructure in a Virtualized Environment 2:00-2:45pm Phil Selker, UC Consulting Systems Engineer, Collaboration-US Federal,Cisco Virtualization is the hot topic in public- and private-sector organizations worldwide. In this informative session, you'll get an expert introduction to how the collaboration infrastructure integrates and operates within the virtualized environment. Learn how the entire infrastructure will soon be virtualized and what that means for collaboration within your organization today and going forward.
IronBow 2:45-3:00pm    
Medianet and Prime Collaboration Manager 3:00-3:45pm Michal Wojtczak, Systems Engineer, Public Sector SSED, Cisco To successfully deploy advanced multimedia applications like videoconferencing and telepresence requires a baseline understanding of the resources and tools needed to drive them. Explore smart techniques and potential pitfalls to ensure your high-quality-video implementation is a success.
Break 3:45-4:00pm - -
Customized, Interactive Panel Discussion 4:00-4:45pm Panel TBD You tell us! We'll be actively soliciting your input and feedback during the event, and will custom-craft this interactive discussion to specifically answer your questions and concerns. Tell us how we can help you achieve your mission objectives. We're listening.
Session Close 4:45-5:00pm Bob Largent, Customer Relationships, Cisco Collaboration  


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