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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.








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

Cisco Empowered Women's Network Luncheon

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

Lunch in World of Solutions

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.






3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break in World of Solutions

 

Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.






5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception in World of Solutions

Floor Plan

Coming Soon

Speakers

Featured Keynotes

Speaker 3

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.

Sessions

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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sponsors

Are you interested in Sponsoring Cisco Connect Canada? Click here for details.
If you wish to sponsor a Cisco Connect Canada event, and are an approved partner, please complete the Sponsorship Agreement and return to Mark Milton.

Platinum

Bell IBM

Gold

Allstream, Inc.

Silver

Compucom Compugen Long View Systems OnX Enterprise Solutions PCM Canada

softchoice Scalar Decisions

Bronze

a10 algosec Britesky Citrix Cohesity

Dimension Data Fast Lane CA Ltd. Highvail IT Weapons Ixia

Layer 8 Solutions Inc. Live Action Niagara Plantronics Pure Storage

Thousand Eyes TorIX Veeam

Q&A

Coming Soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email us at ciscoconnectcanada@cisco.com

Register

Registration

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

Under Construction. Please return later for active registration link.

Location

Toronto Congress Centre, North Building

Address: 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1J1, Canada
Telephone: (416) 245-5000
Website: torontocongresscentre

Resources

Coming Soon