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Cisco Connect Calgary

 

Canada's Leading IT Conference

Join us at Cisco Connect on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.

  • Date:Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018  
     
  • Location:Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
    Calgary, AB
  • Duration: full day
  • Attendance: in person
  • Fee: Free

Overview

About

Your Time is Now. Those words define the spirit and the value of Cisco Connect events.

Cisco Connect is Cisco Canada’s leading IT conference and the destination for the education and inspiration you need to thrive in the world of digital business. No other event offers the same best-in-class education, training, and networking focused on the challenges and issues that matter most to you. Most important, you’ll learn how you can capitalize on these trends to seize more opportunities and make a difference right now where you live and work.

Why attend

  • Remarkable Content – Immerse yourself and Learn from Cisco Distinguished Engineers, CCIEs, and today’s top technology experts in our Business and Technical breakout sessions on topics such as Cloud, Collaboration, Data Center, Mobility, Network Infrastructure, Security, and SP.
  • World of Solutions - Catch up with your existing IT suppliers, view demos, and explore the latest solutions from Cisco and the industry’s top vendors in the World of Solutions
  • Networking – Meet with colleagues from around the world to share ideas and insights – including the chance to connect with your peers at the Social Media Hub.
  • The Internet of Things - Learn what the Internet of Things is all about in the Cisco Campus through demos and connected experiences.
  • Have FUN – Be prepared to have FUN! End the day with some networking and socializing at our Happy Hour Reception.

Location and show dates

Location/Venue

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, AB

Conference dates

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Exhibit dates and times

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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Agenda

The following is the preliminary agenda for Cisco Connect Calgary and is subject to change. Sessions and activities will continue to expand in the coming weeks. Check back often for the latest program updates.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

World of Solutions Opens

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker Session / World of Solutions

 

Breakout Sessions

9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Ian Procyk, Wireless Specialist & Architect, Cisco Systems


Shawn Cardinal, Collaboration Consulting System Engineer, Cisco Systems


Patrick LeMaistre, P.Eng, CCIE, Cisco Systems


Jean-Paul Kerouanton, GCIH, Security Engineer, Cisco Systems
Sean Earhard, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco Systems


Paul Martinko, Cisco Systems

 

Transition to next session

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Tammy Getschel, Channel Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems


Ross Sweetzir, Cisco Systems


Willem van Schaik, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Jacob Van Ewyk, UCS Manager, Cisco Systems


Chris Parker-James, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems


Thierry Couture, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking & Lunch in the World of Solutions

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Wade Crick, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems


Ian Procyk, Cisco Systems


Vince Chou, Cisco Systems


David Carmona, Cisco Systems

 

Transition to next session

2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Luke Peters, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems


Colin Boland, Cisco Systems


Ronnie Scott, Cloud & DC Architect, Cisco Systems


Rob Bleeker, Cisco Systems


Maan Al Bachari, Cisco Systems

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing & Customer Raffle

Sponsors

Allstream Arbor AVI-SPL Commvault Compucom Compugen

Datrium Extra Hop Networks Fast Lane CA Ltd. IBM IBM ISA

Long View Systems Net App NterOne PCM Plantronics Pure Storage

Rogers Scalar Decisions Shaw Business Softchoice Corp. Telus Thousand Eye Veeram

Speakers

Breakout Session Speakers

Speaker 11

Rob Barton, Principal Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Rob Barton, CCIE #6660 (R&S and Security), CCDE 2013::6 is a Principal Systems Engineer based in Canada. Rob is a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng) and has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, the last 17 of which have been at Cisco. Rob Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Engineering Physics where he specialized in computer and wireless communications. Rob holds several patents in diverse technology areas and is the author of four books published by Cisco Press. Rob is a regular presenter at the global Cisco Live events and is a multi-year Distinguished Speaker award winner.  Rob's current areas of work include wireless communications (802.11, LPWA, 5G), IoT, and Machine Learning

 

Speaker 101

Tammy Getschel, Channel Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Tammy is Channel Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems covering Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and has been with Cisco for 10 years. As a Channel SE, Tammy uses her passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, to help Cisco Partners build their Cisco practice across all portfolios.

Previous to her role with Cisco, Tammy worked with the likes of the Government of Alberta and IBM in various roles. Tammy has a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

 

Speaker 11

Shawn Cardinal, Collaboration Consulting System Engineer, Cisco Systems

Shawn Cardinal - Shawn Cardinal has been Collaboration Consulting System Engineer with Cisco Systems Canada for 5 + years. Shawn is responsible for providing technical guidance for Cisco Collaboration technologies across Canada. Shawn has almost 20 years of field experience working directly with Cisco Collaboration. Before joining Cisco, Shawn has had the opportunity to work as a Cisco partner and customer, giving him first-hand knowledge of today’s collaboration environment.

 

Speaker 11

Patrick LeMaistre, P.Eng, CCIE, Cisco Systems

Patrick LeMaistre is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where he is a Consulting Systems Engineer specializing in data centre technology for Cisco Systems. Patrick has worked for Cisco in Canada and the US for over 17 years primarily focused on the areas of virtualization, service provider and mobility. Previous to his work at Cisco, Patrick was co-founder and vice-president network operations for Escape Communications Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Manitoba and recently received his first patent pertaining to data centre Ethernet with the US patent office.

 

Speaker 11

Azeem Suleman, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems

Azeem Suleman - is a Principal Engineer from Insieme Business Unit (INSBU). He has written several patents, documents, white papers, and technical tips related to the data center and security. He has been a representative to the Architecture Board and has been designing large-scale enterprise networks for more than a decade. Azeem has a BS degree in computer engineering and an MS degree from The University of Texas. He has published research paper in the IEEE International Conference, holds multiple patents and has been with Cisco since 2009. He has achieved Cisco Distinguished Speaker status as well.

 

Speaker 15

Jean-Paul Kerouanton, GCIH, Security Engineer, Advanced Threat Solution Group, Cisco Systems

In his role as an Security Engineer, Jean-Paul Kerouanton provides customers and partners with support and information. He helps them also in the architecture definition and products to install. He participates in the implementation of products evaluation and tests.

Mr. Kerouanton has 15 years of technical experience in the operations and architecture of security, network and systems. He is a subject matter expert in security architecture with a broad background which spans multiple technical disciplines including firewalls and IDS/IPS. Prior to joining Sourcefire in 2008 and Cisco Systems through the acquisition in 2014, Mr. Kerouanton held positions in different companies in Firewall and Content filtering. He also held a position as a Security consultant. All these positions were in France : he joined Cisco System Canada in June 2015.

 

Speaker 16

Sean Earhard, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco Systems

Sean Earhard heads Cisco’s Advanced Threat Solutions team for Canada, working with organizations to design and build strategies to secure their networks and users from today’s most Advanced Threats. During his eleven years in cybersecurity he has been a speaker at many industry events including Canada’s SecTor, CIFI, ISC2, and the FBI’s InfraGard.

 

Speaker 7

Luke Peters, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Luke Peters - With 20+ years of industry experience, Luke has spent the last 5 at Cisco, where he is a Consulting Systems Engineer with the Cloud Networking Group (Meraki). This role allows him to focus on his passion of helping customers in Western Canada bring simplicity to their IT infrastructure. Prior to joining Cisco, Luke’s varied experience includes designing air traffic control systems, training Cisco Certification courses, and business sales at a top Canadian Service Provider. Luke holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in engineering from the University of BC.

 

Speaker 21

Jacob Van Ewyk, UCS Manager, Cisco Systems

Jacob has spent many years in the server virtualization and management spaces. His expertise includes server management, server virtualization, scale-up mission-critical servers, and infrastructure-as-a-service areas. Jacob covered these technologies in various product management, business development/evangelist, and strategic planning roles. In these roles, he was a regularly requested subject matter expert for customer briefings and presentations, sales force training, online and in person panel discussions, and much more. Since joining Cisco in March 2013, Jacob has been a product manager for UCS Central and UCS Manager. He has been driven the product planning for a number of shipping and future releases. He has delivered hundreds of customer briefings and presentations including at Cisco Live, sales force training, and has blogged about UCS management.

 

Speaker 21

Willem van Schaik, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Willem van Schaik is an IT Architect with 30 years experience in the industry, both in the field of software development as well as the design of computing infrastructures.

He joined Cisco in 2009 at the start of the Unified Compute System. As a pre-sales Consulting Systems Engineer he has helped customers - Enterprise Companies, Public Sector and Service Providers - design and implement converged, hyper-converged, virtualized and bare metal platforms ranging from ERP Systems to Private Clouds to VDI to SCADA systems. In the eight years that Cisco UCS is on the market, it has doubled year-over-year and is currently North America's market-leader in the X86 blade space.

Willem has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Delft in The Netherlands.

 

Speaker 21

Rob Bleeker, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Rob Bleeker - Over the past years Rob Bleeker has been architecting, designing, and deploying Next-Generation Security technologies that meet the most complex computing environments. Collaborating with highly competitive organizations and understanding strategic objectives enables Rob to deliver superior integrated security architectures that enables corporations to meet current and future objectives. Rob’s understanding of technologies, people, and processes provides him the ability to maximize the success of delivering comprehensive security solutions that align to an organization’s overall security objectives. Rob has worked in a variety of verticals in the capacity of end-user, partner/integrator, and now manufacturer; current role as a CSE focused on Cybersecurity at Cisco Systems. Rob holds a variety of Security related designations, including CCIE (2926).

 

Speaker 30

Wade Crick, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Wade is a Customer Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems in Edmonton. As a Customer Solutions Architect Wade helps customers create business capabilities related to Cisco’s Data Center, Security, Enterprise and Collaboration solutions. Wade is also a Field Advisor for the Cisco Architecture Virtual Team and is a Cisco Business Architecture Practitioner.

Wade’s current specialties and areas of interest include; Enterprise Architecture, Data Center, Machine Learning and Software Defined Networking. Prior to working for Cisco, Wade held positions at PCL, Bay Networks/Nortel, SHL Systemhouse and Digital Equipment. Wade has an extensive background in all areas of IT and follows all of the latest technology trends with great interest.

 

Speaker 30

Colin Boland, Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems

Colin Boland is a Systems Engineer that has been with Cisco Systems since 2007, working with various customers of different sizes and different verticals in that time. Colin holds a double CCIE (R/S and Security), and is currently specializing in Enterprise Network technology. Currently Colin works with public sector health care and education customers, providing technical solutions to address business problems. Prior to Cisco, Colin worked at IBM as a Network Principal, and before that with TELUS as a Customer Solution Engineer.

 

Speaker 27

Ronnie Scott, Cloud & DC Architect, Cisco Systems

Ronnie Scott has 30 years of broad IT experience, including senior consultative roles for Financial Services, Internet Service Providers, ILEC Carrier Networks, and large enterprise customers across New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Ronnie is currently a Cloud & DC Architect for Cisco Canada. He is focused on assisting Canadian enterprises in building modern IT infrastructure, while also working with customers to identify and consume Cloud solutions in a secure, sustainable and supportable way. Ronnie leverages his years of Programming, Network Engineering, Security and Data Center architecture, to bring a clear understanding of how current industry trends and Cisco’s technologies can be used to meet customer’s IT demands.

 

Speaker 8

Chris Parker-James, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

Chris Parker-James is a seasoned veteran in the DNS space with a history of implementing, designing, and supporting enterprise DNS deployments in excess of 100+ million end users. He has extensive product management experience, and was instrumental in implementing both DNSSEC and secure updates in several Enterprise DNS products. He has recently joined the Cisco Cloud Security team supporting the Umbrella and Cloudlock products - helping customers conduct their business in the cloud securely and with confidence.

 

Speaker 8

Ian Procyk, Wireless Specialist & Architect, Cisco Systems

Ian Procyk - Ian Procyk joined Cisco in 2011 as a wireless specialist, responsible for helping customers architect and implement 802.11 networks. Equally at home in the field; Ian enjoys the challenges that complex and mission critical wireless deployments bring; the places they take him and the sharing of knowledge with the people that make them possible.

Ian started his career in IT at the University of British Columbia in the early days of WiFi where he was part of a team that built Canada's largest campus WiFi network. After UBC and prior to joining Cisco, Ian worked as the wireless lead for a professional services consulting company where he designed and built both fixed and mobile wireless networks for a broad range of customers including those in Healthcare, Education and Utilities.

An electronics tech at heart, Ian has also held an Industry Canada Amateur Radio license since 1997. For the last 20 years he has spent most of his free time supporting several volunteer organizations, and their associated communications infrastructure in British Columbia, Canada where he lives.

Sessions

Apple Executive Team
Ian Procyk, Wireless Specialist & Architect, Cisco Systems

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Shawn Cardinal, Collaboration Consulting System Engineer, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Patrick LeMaistre, P.Eng, CCIE, Cisco Systems
Azeem Suleman, Principal EngineerCisco Systems

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Jean-Paul Kerouanton, GCIH, Security Engineer, Cisco Systems
Sean Earhard, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco Systems

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Paul Martinko, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Tammy Getschel, Channel Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Ross Sweetzir, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Willem van Schaik, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Jacob Van Ewyk, UCS Manager, Cisco Systems

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Chris Parker-James, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Thierry Couture, Customer Solutions Architect
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Wade Crick, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Vince Chou, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Ian Procyk, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


David Carmona, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Luke Peters, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Rob Bleeker, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Ronnie Scott, Cloud & DC Architect, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Colin Boland, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Maan Al Bachari, Cisco Systems
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Q&A

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Location

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Address: 120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
Telephone: (403) 261 8500
Website: calgary-convention

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