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Cisco Connect Toronto 2018

 

Canada's Leading IT Conference

Join us at Cisco Connect on Thursday, October 18 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

  • Date:Thursday, Oct 18  
     
  • Location:Toronto Congress Centre
    Toronto, ON
  • Duration: full day
  • Attendance: in person
  • Fee: Standard Fee $200 CAD

Overview

Cisco Connect Delivers Education and Inspiration to Technology Innovators Worldwide.

Cisco Connect events bring together technical education content, networking opportunities, and expert insight to communities across the globe to realize the impact and implications digital transformation has on local industries, businesses, and markets.

Cisco Connect events offer exclusive access to:

  • Insights from Cisco's leadership on our strategic direction and partnerships.
  • Educational content on the technologies our customers already use, and the technologies they will rely on in the future.
  • The latest and greatest products and solutions Cisco is introducing to assist attendees with their jobs and drive business outcomes.

Unlike other technology events, Cisco Connect is specifically geared towards Cisco customers and partners, and open to all who view Cisco as a trusted advisor.

Location and show dates

Location/Venue

Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, Toronto, ON

Conference dates

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Exhibit dates and times

Thursday, October 18

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

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Agenda

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

Thursday, October 18

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Access to World of Solutions, Cisco Campus & Partner Exhibits

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Rola Dagher with Liz Centoni

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Break in World of Solutions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Vasili Triant


Ronnie Scott


Robert Barton


Mike Scheck


Lila Rousseaux & Don Orlik


Vince Mammoliti


Hank Preston

12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in World of Solutions

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Robert Bouchard


Azeem Suleman


Tim Lyon


William Largent


Robert Lloyd & Don Orlik


Derick Linegar


3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break in World of Solutions

 

Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Joseph Bassaly



Robert Albach


Sean Earhard


Luis Cruz


Santiago Alvarez


Jay Bradford & Ryan LaTorre

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception in World of Solutions

Sponsors

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Platinum

Bell IBM


Gold

Allstream, Inc. FlexITy insight, Inc. Tels, Inc.


Silver

CDW Compucom Compugen Long View Systems Netapp Systems

OnX Enterprise Solutions PCM Canada Pure Storage softchoice Scalar Decisions


Bronze

a10 algosec Britesky Citrix Cohesity

Dimension Data end-to-end-networks Fast Lane CA Ltd. lobal knowledge Highvail

IT Weapons Ixia Layer 8 Solutions Inc. Live Action Niagara

NterOne Panduit ScienceLogic SevOne Thousand Eyes

TorIX Veeam Virtual Instruments Veeam


Eco-System / Solutions Partners

Akkadian Labs JoGoGo NVT Phybridge Radware


Cisco Empowered Women's Network Luncheon

Cisco Empowered Women's Network Luncheon

With the increasing pace and complexity of today's economy and markets, it is critical that we not only embrace change, but stand out and lead through it. Join us for a powerful and passionate discussion on the importance of leading through transformation with four fearless leaders. Stand Out and Lead from Where You Are.

We are delighted to invite you to a very special luncheon during Cisco Connect Toronto, designed to empower and inspire you to stand out and lead, from wherever you are! This luncheon will include a panel conversation with Cisco Executives who will share their experiences and practices to inspire you to lead from where you are.

The dialogue will include topics such as: the importance of adaptability in an ever changing digital world, why "influencing" is a critical skill for making an impact across an organization and lastly, how your personal and business networks are significant players in growing your career.

Speaker 4

Gerri Elliott, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

As first ever EVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Gerri Elliott is responsible for worldwide sales and marketing, field operations, and partnerships across the globe.

Gerri is an accomplished business leader with deep technology experience in enterprise and software sales. She has led large-scale and highly complex global sales organizations and is a recognized expert in go-to-market and customer care strategies. She is highly regarded for her deep international experience including spending years living and working in Asia.

As a leader at IBM, Microsoft and Juniper Networks, Gerri has transformed global businesses for more than half of her career. As Juniper Networks Chief Customer Officer, she led a global organization of direct and indirect sales, systems engineering, marketing, advanced technologies, channel partners and alliances, field operations, services and support. Prior to that, Gerri was Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, WW Public Sector, where she oversaw sales and marketing teams serving government, education and health care customers across more than 100 countries. She built the WW Industry Solutions Group, creating multiple industry go-to-market teams, and led Americas Enterprise, the largest geography for Microsoft. Gerri started her tech career at IBM, spending almost 22 years there in key executive and management positions in strategy development, services and consulting, product management, and sales.

Gerri has a deep commitment and passion for developing female leaders and creating more diversity in business. Most recently, she founded Broadrooms.com, a site devoted to executive women who serve or want to serve on corporate boards. Prior to Cisco, Gerri served on several Board of Directors, including Imperva, Marvell Technologies, Mimecast and Bed Bath and Beyond. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Whirlpool and the advisory board for the Center for Executive Women Senior Leadership Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Gerri holds a bachelor's degree in political science from New York University.

Speaker 2

Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager
Cisco Internet of Things

Liz Centoni is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things Business Group. She sets the business and engineering direction, strategy, solutions and priorities for the company’s IoT business.

Prior to her current role, Liz was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s Computing Systems Product Group, which includes the flagship Unified Computing Services (UCS) and HyperFlex product families.

Liz has been Vice President of Engineering Strategy and Portfolio Planning. As a key member of the engineering leadership team, she was responsible for shaping, guiding and managing Cisco’s engineering strategy and execution across the company’s routing, switching, security, mobility, video, collaboration, data center and cloud offerings.

She has also served as Vice President/General Manager of the Service Provider Access Group where she led strategy, marketing direction and engineering efforts to grow Cisco’s portfolio of Carrier Ethernet Access solutions.

Since joining Cisco in 2000, Liz has a strong track record in various engineering roles where she was instrumental in bringing to market industry-leading products and managing global teams.

Mentorship, talent development and leadership are an important priority for Liz and she is an active mentor and sponsor of underrepresented groups. She launched the Women in Engineering Leadership Forum at Cisco and is the Cisco Global Executive Sponsor for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Liz is a proud recipient of the YWCA 2015 TWIN award, Cloud NOW 2015 Top 10 Women in Cloud award, and Million Women Mentors 2015 Mentor of the Year award.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Physics and Math from University of Mumbai.

Speaker 5

Ester Ayorinde, Chief of Staff, to EVP Sales & Marketing

Esther is an alumni of Cisco’s Momentum Program, Cisco’s Aspiring Managers Program, Cisco’s Sales Associate Program, and at the age of 15, Cisco’s Networking Academy. Esther was also selected to be part of the FY18 Cisco Cohort of the 30% Club USA, head by Founding Chairman Peter Grauer of Bloomberg LP, launched with the goal of achieving 30% female directors on S&P boards by 2020. She embodies our culture of giving back: volunteering for programs advancing opportunities for underrepresented minorities in STEM and Business; she mentors our WW Sales EIC programs and has lead Cisco ERO initiatives like Women of Impact and the Cisco Executive Leadership Council track at the MLMS Conference in Washington DC. She is currently the Co-Director for WNorth San Francisco, an international conference developing female leaders in business. Esther holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Santa Clara University and resides in San Francisco, CA.

Speaker 3

Jeff Sharritts, Senior Vice President, Americas

Jeff Sharritts is Senior Vice President of the Americas organization, the largest of Cisco's four geographic regions, responsible for more than $25 billion in annual sales for the company. In his role, Sharritts leads over 6,500 employees across 35 countries and 6 theaters, including: Service Provider, Canada, Latin America, U.S. Commercial, U.S. Public Sector, and the Global Enterprise Segment. As a leader, Sharritts is committed to a customer-first mentality, embracing self-transformation to remain competitive, and promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Prior to this role, Sharritts was Senior Vice President of Cisco’s U.S. Commercial organization and held an advisory role for LATAM and Canada’s commercial business. Sharritts was responsible for driving nearly $8.5B in annual revenue across 100,000+ accounts. He led more than 2,000 employees and extended team members across field sales, engineering, and marketing. Under his leadership, US Commercial was awarded the Chairman’s Choice award for top theater in both FY15 and FY16.

During his 17-year career at Cisco, Jeff held several leadership positions for top-performing organizations in commercial, public sector, and channels organization. He also served as executive sponsor company initiatives in Collaboration technology, Business Segmentation, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Outside of Cisco, Jeff maintains a strong commitment to promoting innovative research on the middle market economy, serving as a Board for the National Center for the Middle Market. He also serves his local community through Board memberships at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the State of Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to Cisco, Jeff held sales management positions at both Marconi Communications and Panduit. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Speaker 1

Rola Dagher, President, Cisco Canada

Rola Dagher is President of Cisco Canada, focused on bringing innovative digital solutions to enterprise, commercial, and public-sector industries, delivered through our world-class partner eco-system. Cisco Canada is one of the top 5 markets for Cisco worldwide, and home to Cisco’s 3rd largest R&D center worldwide, developing some of the company’s most advanced and innovative technologies. With over 1,700 employees across Canada, Rola oversees all aspects of the Canadian business from operations, sales, marketing, finance and services.

Rola joined Cisco from Dell EMC Canada where she held a variety of leadership roles and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager in their Data Center business. There she led a team of Sales Engineers in the Server, Storage, Networking and Solutions business units that delivered transformative solutions for customers. Previously, Rola spent 15 years in various sales leadership functions at Bell Canada focused on commercial and public-sector verticals.

Rola is a recognized industry leader with 25-years of experience. She is driven by the belief that in the age of digital transformation, diversity of thought brings together unique experiences, knowledge, and ideas that accelerate human progress, innovation, and inspire word class teams.

Rola is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion initiatives globally through her board and sponsorship initiatives that help educate, engage and empower youth.

Dagher lives in Toronto, Canada with her two children.

Join our Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Gerri Elliott and Senior Vice-President of IOT, Liz Centoni, and Chief of Staff Ester Ayorinde, Chief of Staff, to EVP Sales & Marketing) and SVP of Americas Sales, Jeff Sharritts who will share their insights, moderated by our President, Cisco Canada - Rola Dagher. The Connected Women Canada, in partnership with our Americas Empowered Women Networks, look forward to hosting you.

Speakers

Featured Keynotes

Speaker 1

Rola Dagher, President, Cisco Canada

Rola Dagher is President of Cisco Canada, focused on bringing innovative digital solutions to enterprise, commercial, and public-sector industries, delivered through our world-class partner eco-system. Cisco Canada is one of the top 5 markets for Cisco worldwide, and home to Cisco’s 3rd largest R&D center worldwide, developing some of the company’s most advanced and innovative technologies. With over 1,700 employees across Canada, Rola oversees all aspects of the Canadian business from operations, sales, marketing, finance and services.

Rola joined Cisco from Dell EMC Canada where she held a variety of leadership roles and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager in their Data Center business. There she led a team of Sales Engineers in the Server, Storage, Networking and Solutions business units that delivered transformative solutions for customers. Previously, Rola spent 15 years in various sales leadership functions at Bell Canada focused on commercial and public-sector verticals.

Rola is a recognized industry leader with 25-years of experience. She is driven by the belief that in the age of digital transformation, diversity of thought brings together unique experiences, knowledge, and ideas that accelerate human progress, innovation, and inspire word class teams.

Rola is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion initiatives globally through her board and sponsorship initiatives that help educate, engage and empower youth.

Dagher lives in Toronto, Canada with her two children.

Speaker 3

Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager
Cisco Internet of Things

Liz Centoni is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things Business Group. She sets the business and engineering direction, strategy, solutions and priorities for the company’s IoT business.

Prior to her current role, Liz was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s Computing Systems Product Group, which includes the flagship Unified Computing Services (UCS) and HyperFlex product families.

Liz has been Vice President of Engineering Strategy and Portfolio Planning. As a key member of the engineering leadership team, she was responsible for shaping, guiding and managing Cisco’s engineering strategy and execution across the company’s routing, switching, security, mobility, video, collaboration, data center and cloud offerings.

She has also served as Vice President/General Manager of the Service Provider Access Group where she led strategy, marketing direction and engineering efforts to grow Cisco’s portfolio of Carrier Ethernet Access solutions.

Since joining Cisco in 2000, Liz has a strong track record in various engineering roles where she was instrumental in bringing to market industry-leading products and managing global teams.

Mentorship, talent development and leadership are an important priority for Liz and she is an active mentor and sponsor of underrepresented groups. She launched the Women in Engineering Leadership Forum at Cisco and is the Cisco Global Executive Sponsor for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Liz is a proud recipient of the YWCA 2015 TWIN award, Cloud NOW 2015 Top 10 Women in Cloud award, and Million Women Mentors 2015 Mentor of the Year award.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Physics and Math from University of Mumbai.

Session Speakers

Speaker 3

Vasili Triant, Vice President and General Manager

Vasili Triant serves as Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Care Business Unit.

Prior to joining Cisco, Vasili Triant was the Chief Executive Officer of Serenova, a Cloud Contact Center as a Service company in Austin, Texas. He was responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the company, including the major shift from Cloud Software in its own DC’s to a AWS based re-written software platform named CxEngage that remains its flagship product today. Under his leadership, Serenova capitalized on the cloud, social and mobile revolutions to transform customer service interactions.

Prior to Serenova, Vasili was the CEO of LiveOps, a CCaaS company and also a BPO. In his role there, he led the strategic shift to separate the two business units and create two entities, one of which Serenova was created and divested to Private Equity. Vasili was responsible for SaaS growth of 35% CAGR and a leadership position in the At-Home BPO market. In his previous role at LiveOps, Vasili served as Senior Vice President of Cloud Applications Sales where he drove more than 50 percent average annual growth of the Cloud Platform business.

Earlier in his career, Vasili spent nearly a decade at the helm of the ShoreTel Asia Pacific Sales and Contact Center Practice. Vasili also founded and led EvVolv Technologies, a successful IP telephony solutions provider that designed and implemented solutions around the Cisco, Mitel and ShoreTel platforms. Before EvVolv Technologies, Vasili served as the Director of Sales at a server-based IP PBX company, Com2001.com, which designed state-of-the-art speech-enabled UC solutions.

A customer service and telecommunications veteran and visionary, Vasili brings tremendous experience to Cisco as a nearly 20-year customer service and telecommunications veteran.

Vasili resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Erin, and blended family of eight kids. He volunteers with the Lake Travis Youth Sports Association where he is a Board Member and has coached football and baseball for the past six years. Vasili has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Speaker 4

Ronnie Scott, Cloud & Data Center Architect at Cisco Canada

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 5

Rob Barton, Principal Systems Engineer, Canada

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 6

Mike Scheck, Director of the Cisco Computer Security Incident Response Team

Mike Scheck is the Director of the Cisco Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). The CSIRT is a team is responsible for monitoring, investigating, and mitigating all computer security incidents on Cisco's corporate network, hosted solutions, and new ventures. There are over 90 team members within the Cisco CSIRT that are responsible for Analysis, Investigations, Engineering and Threat Intelligence.

Mike moved to the Cisco CSIRT in 2004 as an investigator after working for several years in Cisco IT as a Unix system administrator. During his time in the Cisco CSIRT Mike worked as Lead Investigator, Threat Intelligence team lead, and Manager of the Global Investigations team.

Prior to Cisco Mike worked as a Unix Consultant, and was in the infantry as a member of the U.S. Marines.

Speaker 7

Lila Rousseaux, Technical Solutions Architect & Enterprise Networks

Lila Rousseaux is a Technical Solutions Architect in Enterprise Networks based in Toronto, Canada. She joined Cisco Argentina in 1999 and moved to Canada in 2002. In her roles within Cisco, Lila has had the opportunity to work with a variety of customers: Service Providers, Enterprise, Partners and Commercial; specializing in core routing, switching and SDN technologies. Lila is an advisor for Cisco routing and switching business units providing input in the strategy around Cisco core products. She got her CCIE certification in 2001 (#6899) and diligently re-certifies every two years! In addition, Lila holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires.

Speaker

Don Orlik, National Product Specialist & Canadian Enterprise Network Team

Don Orlik is a National Product Specialist within the Canadian Enterprise Network Team focused on the Cisco Digital Network Architecture.  With over 20 years of Industry experience, Don joined Cisco in 2008 as a Systems Engineer.  During his 10 years at Cisco, he has had the opportunity to support customers across multiple verticals including High Tech, Utilities, HealthCare, Education, and Financial Services.  In his current role, Don is focused on helping Customers embark on the journey to Intent Based Networking and adopting technologies within the Cisco DNA portfolio

Speaker

Vince Mammoliti, Information Technology

As a 30-year veteran in Information Technology, Vince Mammoliti is known as an innovator and evangelist in the use of technology in everyday life. Currently he holds the position of Partner at Afterpoint Innovations which specializes in the advisement and services for Digital Transformation. Previously, he held various leadership positions at Cisco System over the course of 21 years, including Director, Digital Transformation, Director, Strategic Investment Group, Chief Systems Architect, Technology Ambassador and Senior Consulting Engineer. He has extensive knowledge in Block Chain applications, Digital Transformation, Sports & Entertainment, Sponsorship, Broadband, Smart and Connected Cities, Transportation and Subscriber Management services in High Density Wi-Fi, Digital Signage, Fan Engagement, Mobility Services, Analytics, xDSL Outdoor Wireless Mesh, LoRaWan, Consumer Electronics, Embedded Systems and IP Broadcast Video delivery systems. Vince has also contributed to the IT industry as a whole - authoring several IETF RFCs, and contributing to multiple Broadband Forum Technical Reports. He currently has nine granted patents in the area of IP protocols, subscriber management, click fraud and consumer electronic products. Vince also has been an active member of TorIX, The Toronto Internet Exchange in various roles for over 20 years.

Speaker

Hank Preston, Network engineering

Hank started his career in network engineering like many, by cracking open a CCNA book and learning all about subnetting, the OSI model, and CLI interfaces. He fell in love with the deceptive simplicity and elegance of network communication and TCP/IP and dove in head first. His journey was one that included many network designs (and debates about designs), miles of copper/fiber cables, late night change windows, and even later night troubleshooting calls (it’s always the network… even when it isn’t :-). Along the way he picked up certifications in routing/switching, wireless, and security, culminating with earning CCIE #38336 in February 2013. After spending a couple of years exploring the world of “Cloud”, “DevOps” and “Applications”, the talk of SDN, automation and programmability caught his ears, and he decided it was past time to return to networking full time. As a NetDevOps Evangelist with DevNet, Hank now has the wonderful opportunity to help fellow engineers in this transition, as well as shape and accelerate Cisco’s own journey and evolution in this new “Programmable Age” of networking. Find Hank on Twitter @hfpreston (https://twitter.com/hfpreston) and GitHub http://github.com/hpreston.

Speaker

Robert Bouchard, Technical Solutions Architect

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

Azeem Suleman, Principal Engineer

Azeem Suleman - is a Principal Engineer from Data Center Networking Business Group DCBG). 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

Tim Lyon, Sr. Manager

Tim Lyon, Sr. Manager, IoT Technical Marketing - For the last 18+ years, Tim has been employed by Cisco Systems, Inc and is based out of the Cisco Research Triangle Park office.

In his current role as Sr. Manager of IoT Technical Marketing, Tim has responsibilities for technology evaluation, Industrial IoT product development and cross-functional engagement for IoT Solutions.

Tim has held various roles at Cisco, including Technical Marketing Engineer, Sales Engineer, and Manager of Consulting Systems Engineering.

Prior to joining Cisco, Tim was employed for 14 years by Progress Energy (now part of Duke Energy) and its Telecommunications subsidiaries.

Tim held various roles at Progress Energy, including Field Telecommunications Technician, Network Engineer, Manager of Telecommunications Engineering, and Director of Engineering for the Mid-Atlantic region of Progress Telecom"

Speaker

William Largent, Security Researcher

William Largent is a security researcher for Cisco Talos Outreach. William has over 18 years of experience in information security having previously worked for the Cisco IPS Signature team where he researched vulnerabilities and wrote signatures for Cisco security products. Previous to the Cisco IPS Signature team William worked for Cisco Remote Managed Services. William has three awesome kids and the world’s most patient wife

Speaker

Robert Lloyd, Enterprise Networking Technical Solutions Architect

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

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

Sean Earhard, Cisco’s Advanced Threat Solutions team

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

Luis Cruz, Systems Engineer

Luis Cruz has been working as a Systems Engineer in the Cisco Montreal office for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Cisco, he has obtained a bachelors in Electrical Engineering and worked for Bell Canada and Hydro Quebec. Luis likes to work closely with customers to understand and support their requirements for the evolution of their IT environments. Luis is seen as a trusted advisor and likes to develop and hold long term relationships with his customers. Having chosen to stay a generalist, Luis is able to provide value and relevant insights into a broad range of projects including collaboration, security, datacenter and enterprise networks. After spending some years working with public sector and education customers, Luis is now focusing on enterprise, specifically financial services

Speaker

Danny Blais, SDWAN

Danny Blais, with 18 years of experiences is well known by his colleague for being a versatile person who adapt rapidly to situation.  He is specializing himself in SDWAN, in WAN acceleration product and unified communications.  Attention to detail is very important for him.   He is passionate, very social and jovial which facilitate his teamwork and customer relationship.

Speaker

Jay Bradford, Consulting Systems Engineer

Jay Bradford has been a Consulting Systems Engineer with Cisco for 5 years and specializes in the Cisco Meraki product line.  Jay’s background is in WAN networking with a focus on security which he developed over the course of his 13 year tenure with a Canadian ISP.

Speaker

Ryan LaTorre, Systems Engineer

Ryan LaTorre (CCIE #7507) has been a Systems Engineer with Cisco Canada for over 10 years aligned with customers in education, government, financial services and commercial sectors. Now part of the Cisco Meraki group, Ryan works with customers to bring simplicity to complex systems. Prior to joining Cisco, Ryan designed and built solutions encompassing networks, collaboration, data centre, and security for customers while working as a network engineer at a top Canadian integrator.

Speaker

Derick Linegar, Technical Solution Architect

Speaker

Santiago Alvarez, Distinguished Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

Sessions

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Vasili Triant
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Ronnie Scott
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Robert Barton
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Mike Scheck
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Lila Rousseaux & Don Orlik
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Vince Mammoliti
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Hank Preston
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Robert Bouchard
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Azeem Suleman
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Tim Lyon
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


William Largent
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Robert Lloyd & Don Orlik
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Derick Linegar
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Joseph Bassaly
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Robert Albach
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Sean Earhard
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Luis Cruz
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Santiago Alvarez
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Jay Bradford & Ryan LaTorre
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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