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Canada's Leading IT Conference

Join us at Cisco Connect on Tuesday, November 28 at the Palais des congress de Montreal.

Online registration is now closed. However, you can register in person at the Cisco Connect Montreal Welcome Desk at the Montreal Convention Center on Tuesday, November 28 from 8 am.

  • Date:Tuesday, Nov 28  
     
  • Location:Palais des congres de Montreal
    Montreal, QC
  • 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 and Cisco’s top partners to share ideas and insights.
  • 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

Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, QC

Conference dates

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Exhibit dates and times

Tuesday, November 28

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Agenda

The following is the preliminary agenda for Cisco Connect Montreal 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, November 28

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

World of Solutions Opens

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker (Rola Dagher - President Cisco Canada) Session / World of Solutions

 

Breakout Sessions

10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Robert Bouchard


Rob Zalobinski
Nadir Lakhani


(This session will be presented in French)

Jean-Paul Kirouanton


R. Wayne Ogozaly

10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (This session will be presented in French)

Martin Langlois
Marie Chantal Burke


(This session will be presented in French)

Yves Daigneault


(This session will be presented in French)

David Lefebvre
Simon Vaillancourt


Chris Parker-James


(This session will be presented in French)

Thierry Couture

12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking in the World of Solutions

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Charles “Chuck” Armstrong


(This session will be presented in French)

Martin Bolduc
Karel Bisson


Joseph Bassaly


Robert James Lloyd


(This session will be presented in French)

Jimmy Fanizzi

2:25 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Break

2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (This session will be presented in French)

Frederic Doyle


Jeff Fanelli


(This session will be presented in French)

David Lefebvre
Simon Vaillancourt


(This session will be presented in French)

Danny Blais
Luis Cruz


(This session will be presented in French)

Sylvain Denoncourt GSEC, CISSP, Architecte de solutions IoT, Cisco Montréal

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing & Customer Raffle / World of Solutions Reception

Speakers

Breakout Session Speakers

 

Speaker

Robert Bouchard, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Robert Bouchard is a bilingual Technical Solutions Architect (TSA) on Cisco’s Canadian Collaboration Architectures team, specializing in the design of end-to-end pervasive Cloud (Spark), Video, and Conferencing solutions. With over 15 years of industry experience, in which the last 7 have been focused on Collaboration at Cisco, Robert’s technical background includes extensive experience with Security, Data Center, and Enterprise Networking technologies, as well as Microsoft Infrastructure and Collaboration technologies.

Speaker

Martin Bolduc

Martin has been a part of the Cisco Montreal team for over 12 years. During this time, he has had the opportunity to work in a variety of spheres of activities supporting both customers, some global in nature, as well as partners. Over the last few years, Martin has been a solution architecture consultant helping clients implement their overall IT strategy and creating an environment that helps support their business needs.

Speaker

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

Thierry Couture, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Thierry Couture is a 30+ year industry veteran, currently working as a Customer Solutions Architect at Cisco specializing in large-scale Service Provider networks. His specific interests include SP Transformation, leveraging SDN/NFV concepts like Disaggregation, Control and Data Plane Separation, SD WAN's, and CO's Re-engineered as Datacenters. His software development background has also provided him a wealth of experience across many related subjects like automation, orchestration, analytics, and DevOps. He is an accomplished speaker at Cisco and Industry forums, and an active participant in standard bodies like the IETF, and OpenSource projects like OpenConfig. As an early advocate of Tag Switching, which later became MPLS, he is now helping Cisco customers transition their networks to Segment Routing and IPv6 - getting those networks ready for VR, 5G, video, and everything this crazy industry will certainly throw at us in the coming years...

Speaker

Wayne Ogozaly, Technical Lead Engineer, Cisco Systems

R. Wayne Ogozaly is a Technical Lead Engineer in Cisco's Systems Development Unit. As one of Cisco’s leading Cloud Architects, Wayne has played a major role in designing cloud data centers for Enterprises and Service Providers across the globe. He is a 22 years veteran of Cisco Systems who has held increasing engineering roles spanning high end router development to designing network architectures for the Media and Entertainment space. His areas of expertise include Cloud Data Center designs, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services, Service Provider Transport, Advanced Media Data Centers, and Cloud Infrastructure designs. He has published several papers on advanced networking technologies at national trade shows and is one of Cisco’s technology bloggers. Wayne has received multiple patents for the "Control Plane Protection" security feature which is the premiere method to protect Cisco routers from Denial of Service attacks. Prior to his work at Cisco Systems, Wayne was a Lead Development Engineer for Raytheon Company. In his role as a "rocket scientist", Wayne led the development of real-time embedded processors for radar, optical, navigation, and guidance systems. He also led the software development of commercial products including a collision avoidance system for automobiles; and a Brazilian Tropical Rain Forest monitoring system. Wayne holds Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Binghamton University. He is on the Board of Directors multiple Non-profit organizations, operating as a trusted technology advisor and Chairman of the Board.

Speaker

Robert Lloyd, Enterprise Networking Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Robert Lloyd is an Enterprise Networking Technical Solutions Architect specializing in Mobility / RF Solutions. Robert started his wireless career as lead for a Systems Integrator before moving to Wireless Network start-up Chantry as Senior SE. He moved into the role of Technical Marketing Engineer post-Siemens acquisition and rebrand of Chantry/Hi-Path supporting the global efforts . In 2006 Robert became the first National Wireless CSE for Cisco Canada. Rob is located in Toronto, Canada and focuses on cross-team / vertical solutions with Mobility focus.

Speaker

Joseph Bassaly, Solution Architect, Cisco Systems

Joseph Bassaly is a Solution Architect in Cisco’s Unified Communications Practice. Joseph is responsible for providing architectural guidance to Cisco customers and partners as well as demonstrating the value proposition of the Unified Communications Architecture as a strategic business enabler. Joseph has spent the last 17 years in unified communications consultancy and architecture, providing many solutions for service providers, enterprises, commercial and federal customers.

Speaker

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

Charles "Chuck" Armstrong, TAC Collaborative Delivery Manager

Charles “Chuck” Armstrong is a Collaboration TAC Delivery Manager based in Durham, North Carolina. Chuck has been a member of the Collaboration TAC since 2011, when he returned to TAC to build out the Global Telepresence TAC team in support of the 2009 Tandberg acquisition.

Chuck joined Cisco in 2001 as an Advanced Services Network Consulting Engineer (NCE) supporting the Service Provider (SP) segment. Since joining Cisco he has performed the role of AS NCE, TAC Customer Support Engineer, Operations Manager, AS HTOM Manager, and his current role as Collaboration TAC Delivery Manager.

Chuck is retired from the US Air Force and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Campbell University

Sessions

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


Robert Bouchard
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


Rob Zalobinski
Nadir Lakhani

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Jean-Paul Kirouanton
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


R. Wayne Ogozaly
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Martin Langlois
Marie Chantal Burke

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Yves Daigneault
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

David Lefebvre
Simon Vaillancourt

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


Chris Parker-James
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Thierry Couture
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


Charles “Chuck” Armstrong
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Martin Bolduc
Karel Bisson

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.


Joseph Bassaly
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.


Robert James Lloyd
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Jimmy Fanizzi
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Frederic Doyle
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Jeff Fanelli
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

David Lefebvre
Simon Vaillancourt

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Danny Blais
Luis Cruz

Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


(This session will be presented in French)

Sylvain Denoncourt GSEC, CISSP, Architecte de solutions IoT, Cisco Montréal
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sponsors

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F5 Fast Lane CA Ltd. Gigya Global Knowledge IBM Insight Layer8 Solutions

neopos Plantronics Procontact Pure Storage SBK Telecom Scalar Decisions Softchoice Corp.

Stack8 Suse Telus Thousand Eye Veeam Veritas WWT Zayo

Floor Plan

Cisco Connect 2017 - Floor Plan

Q&A

If you have any questions, please email us at ciscoconnectcanada@cisco.com

Register

Registration

Join us at Cisco Connect on Tuesday, November 28 at the Palais des congres de Montreal.

Online registration is now closed. However, you can register in person at the Cisco Connect Montreal Welcome Desk at the Montreal Convention Center on Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 am.

For Employee Registration click here

Location

Palais des congres de Montreal

Address: 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5
Telephone: 514 871-8122
Website: congresmtl