Join us at Cisco Connect on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
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Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
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.
|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
|9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.||
Enterprise Networks - Apple and Cisco: Accelerating Mobile Transformation
Ian Procyk, Wireless Specialist & Architect, Cisco Systems
Collaboration - How to have magical meeting experiences
Shawn Cardinal, Collaboration Consulting System Engineer, Cisco Systems
Data Centre - Gain Insight and Programmability with Cisco DC Networking
Patrick LeMaistre, P.Eng, CCIE, Cisco Systems
Security - Accelerating Incident Response in organizations of any size
Jean-Paul Kerouanton, GCIH, Security Engineer, Cisco Systems
Transition to next session
|10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||
Enterprise Networks - Cisco Digital Network Architecture - Introducing the Network Intuitive
Tammy Getschel, Channel Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Collaboration - Cisco Spark Hybrid Services Architectural Design
Ross Sweetzir, Cisco Systems
Data Centre - Compute Infrastructure for a Hybrid Cloud
Willem van Schaik, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Security - An Anatomy of Attack
Chris Parker-James, Consulting Systems Engineer, 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.||
Enterprise Networks - Cisco's Digital Network Architecture – Deeper Dive, From the Gates to the GUI
Wade Crick, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems
Collaboration - Cloud and On Premises Collaboration Security explained
Vince Chou, Cisco Systems
Enterprise Networks - Optimizing Your Client's Wi-Fi Experience
Ian Procyk, Cisco Systems
Transition to next session
|2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||
Enterprise Networks - Cisco Meraki - Let Simple Work for You
Luke Peters, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
Security - Putting Firepower into the Next Generation Firewall
Rob Bleeker, Cisco Systems
Data Centre - So you want to go to the Cloud! Simplifying Cloud Adoption with Cisco UCS!
Ronnie Scott, Cloud & DC Architect, Cisco Systems
Enterprise Networks - Understanding Cisco’s Next Generation SD-WAN Solution with Viptela
Colin Boland, Cisco Systems
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||
Closing & Customer Raffle
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.