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Cisco Live Virtual Event APJC

Join us for the Cisco Live Virtual Event APJC

Calling all IT and technology professionals! Join us online on Wednesday 1 - Thursday 2 April for a 2-day virtual IT event streamed across Asia Pacific, Japan and China that will have you marvelling at what’s possible with technology.

Watch Keynotes delivered by captivating Cisco leaders and a range of technical sessions and demos from experts and technologists across areas including networking, cybersecurity, data centre, collaboration and service provider.


Day 1 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

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9:00 - 9.20

The Bridge to Possible in Unprecedented Times

Presenter: Miyuki Suzuki, President, Cisco, Asia Pacific, Japan and China

We are living and working in unprecedented times. Countries, companies and communities across the APJC region and the world, must find new ways to keep business and society in operation. Technology will be the bridge to overcoming some of the greatest challenges we are facing, and realizing some of the biggest opportunities. The future will now look different, and the potential for positive change is immense.


A message from our CEO for our customers across Asia Pacific, Japan and China

Presenter: Chuck Robbins, Chief Executive Officer, Cisco


Building the Next Generation of Digital Experiences

Presenter: Todd Nightingale, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Networking and Cloud, Cisco Presenter: Scott Harrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intent Based Networking Group, Cisco


Collaborate from Anywhere

Presenter: Sri Srinivasan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Webex Meetings, Teams, Calling & Devices, Cisco

Work the way you want from anywhere. Keep your organization connected across distributed teams and diverse locations.


Customer Experience:  Accelerating Your Success

Presenter: Chris Heckscher, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience (CX), Cisco, Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China

According to Industry research, CIO's are being asked to innovate more to increase their company's competitive advantage through new business models and at the same time, need to deliver consistent and stable IT performance. It's no wonder many of our customers are challenged with enabling business performance and transformation. In this session, we will share a few innovations we have in CX to help our customers gain insights and control, powered by analytics and automation.


Duo Security: Zero Trust for the Workforce

Presenter: Mark Pretty, Cybersecurity Architect, Cisco

Jump into Zero trust with Mark Pretty and discover the advantages of Multi-Factor Authentications, deep visibility and device health in his Duo Demo.


Security Simplified, Introducing Cisco SecureX

Presenter: Jatin Sachdeva, Multi-Domain Security Architect, Cisco Global Security Architecture Team, Cisco

Cisco SecureX is Cisco's integrated security portfolio that you can connect to your existing infrastructure for a consistent experience that unifies visibility, enables automation, and strengthens your security across network, endpoints, cloud, and applications.  Featuring insights into workplace segmentation and Cisco Identity Services Engine.

Day 2 – Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Applications anywhere, any time with secure access to any information. At Cisco, we are focused on building innovative solutions that you can leverage to unleash the potential of our digital world. Join Cisco leaders in this keynote to hear about the new innovations we are delivering across the portfolio that will transform your business, our industry, and the world.


Mass-scale Infrastructure Outbreaks, 5G, and the Internet for the Future

Internet for the FuturePresenter: Jonathan Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mass-Scale Infrastructure, Cisco

Social distancing has introduced a new norm. The Internet is vital. Connectivity, video conferencing, e-commerce, and content streaming are enabling societies to function through crises. However, unrelenting traffic growth challenges service provider profitability.

Cisco is the most trusted business partner when it comes to building the largest, most advanced networks in the world. Join this session to learn how our mass-scale infrastructure strategy is helping operators successfully grow revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks as they begin to harness the power of 5G and build the Internet for the future.


A Practical Approach to Building a Zero Trust Architecture

Presenter: Yazan Mughrabi, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

Interested in Zero trust? Discover how adopting Zero Trust into your organisation doesn’t have to be complex.


A Multicloud Segmentation Journey through Big Data with Tetration

Presenter: Dave Robbins, Regional Manager, Workload Protection, Cisco

Cisco Tetration enables you to understand application behaviours, to automate micro segmentation and to use advanced security analytics to speed detection.  Explore Workload Protection with a Cisco Tetration Demo.


Building a Programmable Open Platform for a Dynamic 5G Future

Presenter: Andrew Mackay, Mobile Solutions, Cisco

Explore Cross Domain Orchestration for 5G with a 5G E-2-E Slicing Demo.


Orchestration/Automation and Assurance Key Enabler for E2E Slicing

Presenter: Kasu Venkat Reddy, Principal Architect, Cisco

The transition to 5G requires an extremely well-planned and focused approach for operators to effectively execute their technical strategy and meet business goals. The diverse nature of the use cases demands extremely stringent requirements related to high capacity, faster data rates, ultra-low latency, densification, and reliability.


The Value of Cisco DevNet and Critical New Skills for your Career

Presenter: Adam Radford, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco

Cisco DevNet is Cisco's developer program to help developers and IT professionals who want to write applications and develop integrations with Cisco products, platforms, and APIs.


Cisco AppDynamics and Cisco Workload Optimization Manager: Taking the Data Center to Profit Center one automated action at a time

Presenter: Daniel Aherne-McInteer, Field Architect, Cisco AppDynamics

In the current world climate, it's more important than ever to ensure that digital experiences perform as intended, this could be arranging and conducting Telehealth appointments, or ensuring that grocery delivery platforms are servicing the increased demands.

Cisco AppDynamics can allow you to gain better Visibility and Insight into the performance of your key platforms and allow us to drive corrective and directive Action using Cisco Workload Optimization Manager. Join this session to learn more about how these technologies can work together to optimise not just your application performance, but also your business performance.

Cisco Workload Optimization Manager is intelligent software that assures application performance by giving workloads the resources they need, when they need them.


Creating a Multi-domain Architecture Using Cisco SD-Access, ISE, ETA, Firepower, ACI and AMP

Presenter: Jerome Dolphin, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco
Demo: Jeff Lee, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco

Today’s networks are extended across multiple sites, domains, private and public clouds and multiple geographies with complex networking infrastructure for wired, wireless and remote connectivity built on platforms of all types, makes and operating systems.  Discover a Multi-Domain Integration demo featuring Campus, WAN and Data Center with Jeff Lee.


Understanding RF Fundamentals and the Implications for Wireless Networks and Wi-Fi 6

Presenter: Mark Krischer, Principal Architect, Cisco
Demo: Robin Mok, Systems Engineer, Cisco

Including Insights into High-density Wi-Fi 6 Powered by Cisco Catalyst and a Cisco Catalyst demo by Robin Mok.


Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Assurance and Analytics

AnalyticsPresenter: Adam Radford, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Featuring a Cisco DNA Demo with Distinguished Engineer Adam Radford.


Next-Gen Cisco SD-WAN Architecture

Presenter: Huaye Zhang, Technical Solutions Specialist, Cisco

Featuring a SD-WAN demo with presenter Huaye Zhang.


The OT (Operational Technology) World Becomes an Extension of the Campus.

Presenter: Keith Pereira, Solutions Architect, IoT Partners, Cisco

The OT (Operational Technology) world has become an extension of our campus, learn what Cisco is doing in this area to streamline and simplify this.

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Top Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Trends for 2020

Presenter: Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia and New Zealand

Welcome to the cognitive era albeit at a very difficult time. Kevin will review which technologies in particular will have the most impact in 2020 and touch on some which are a bit further off. He will provide a well-researched, realistic, global perspective of their impact so that we can be better positioned for what lies ahead. Although these predictions were researched late 2019 and published early 2020, they have been reviewed in the context of the current environment.


Re-imagining Cisco IT: A Group CIO Perspective

Presenter: Jacqueline Guichelaar, Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer, Cisco

Jacqui will take you through how she and her team are re-imagining Cisco's IT delivery for the future with Cisco IT as the first adopter of Cisco solutions.


Preparations and Learnings from Cisco’s Mandatory Work From Home Strategy

Presenter: Bailey Szeto, Vice President, Customer and Seller experience, IT, Cisco

Cisco is providing unprecedented support for employees, partners and customers needing connectivity, collaboration, business processes and complex use case innovation.  Bailey Szeto, Vice President of Cisco Customer & Seller IT, will share key learnings from the period leading up to and perspectives from the first 30 days of business continuity. Learn about Cisco’s advanced planning, agility as the crisis unfolded, and our focus as we move forward.


Using Cisco DevNet to Drive Innovation, Business Disruption and Cultural Change

Cisco DevNet is Cisco's developer program to help developers and IT professionals who want to write applications and develop integrations with Cisco products, platforms, and APIs.

Presenter: Susie Wee, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cisco DevNet


Cisco Designed for Small Business

Presenter: DD Dasgupta, Vice President, Product Strategy and Marketing, Small Business Solutions, Cisco

Small Businesses make up two-thirds of the global workforce and are responsible for 50% of the world's GDP. In this session, we will share how we are addressing the small business market segment, and also announce our "Cisco Designed" portfolio of products and solutions that are designed with simplicity and security in mind.
Built-in artificial intelligence and security help small businesses with fewer than 250 employees accelerate their digital transformation with the same technology that powers large enterprises. Please join us as we demonstrate our new innovations in wireless, simplified management and AI-enabled surveillance.


Enabling Workforce and Workspace Transformation

Presenter: Vanessa Sulikowski, Distinguished Architect, Cisco
Demo: Neha Gautam, Systems Engineer, Cisco

Workplace transformation in the past few years has been very focused on creating new or refreshing workplace environments, workspace transformation today needs to focus on transforming both the workplace and the workforce experience in unison. This session will look at the evolution to cognitive workspaces that use AI techniques and solutions to enhance flexible agile workspace. Exploring some the AI innovations that you can enable to transform the workforce experience and really change the way your people are working.


Understanding Cisco Webex Calling Solution

Presenter: Josh Fallon, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Demo: Valerie Kan, Cloud and Hosted Technical Solution Specialist, Value Added Reseller, Cisco

In this introductory session for Cisco Webex Calling, Josh will cover areas such as user & admin experience, included features and station types, regional availability and what options are available for PSTN connectivity.


Cisco Webex Contact Center Overview

Presenter: Andrew Grose, Digital Customer Experience Technology Lead, Cisco

Over 3 million agents across 30,000+ different enterprises use Cisco Contact Center solutions.  Explore the how Cisco Webex Contact Center brings your business the innovation, flexibility, and agility of the cloud with the security and global scalability you have come to expect from Cisco.


Understanding Cisco Cloud Meetings and Cisco Collaboration Clients

Presenter: Shaun Robinson, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco

Cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid of the two; no matter where your Collaboration environment currently sits, your users expect a client that provides a simple, intuitive Collaboration workflow. This session will cover updates to Cisco Webex Teams and Jabber, revealing how each client has evolved to provide a fully integrated experience for messaging, meetings and calling. We'll also touch on what your roadmap for each client can look like.


Automation and Orchestration Strategies for Intelligent Networking

Presenter: David Malik, Fellow and Chief Architect, Customer Experience (CX) Product Group, Cisco

As digital transformation is at the forefront in enabling applications to run anywhere, a cloud mindset is necessary to simplify how we build, manage and operate the infrastructure to keep up with the demand. Automation and Orchestration is essential to leverage for common tasks and workflows that are enabled on a programmable network. A DevOps toolchain is important to leverage modern tools such as Network Services Orchestration, Ansible, Business Process Automation, etc. This session will provide a view into the Automation framework, tools required to get started, how to orchestrate workflows across a multi-domain environment and drive simplicity to reduce OPEX. Emerging concepts relating maintaining reliability of services will also be discussed. Practical examples across Enterprise and Service Provider segments will reveal practical implementations and best practices from the Customer Experience team on how Automation frameworks are put into action.


Accelerate Cloud Adoption with Best Practices from Customer Experience

Presenter: David Malik, Fellow and Chief Architect, Customer Experience (CX) Product Group, Cisco

The influx of multiple devices, application sprawl across multiple clouds has made the IT landscape more complex and widened the skills gap. Customers are seeking for cloud experts who have in-depth experience of everything- from infrastructure, networks, data centers to applications, and ensure seamless integrations through APIs. This session will present the methodology that the Cisco Customer Experience team is using to enable our customers in a hybrid multicloud world.  Insights into how we help our customers implement cloud networking, deploy Kubernetes environments, leverage full-stack solutions with integrated Security, Observability, Management and embrace DevOps principles to build modern and scalable cloud environments to support the most demanding applications.


Zero trust and Zero Touch for a Secure Network

Presenter: Peter Watson, Director, Customer Delivery for Security Services, Cisco

Understand what it takes to establish a zero trust zero touch network. What are the required building blocks to deliver the required capabilities. What role do these capabilities deliver in the effective management of a network element. Why do you need both zero touch and zero trust. How does this benefit your organisation's network operations and security monitoring.


Business Continuity in a COVID-19 World

Presenter: Mark Krischer, Principal Architect, Cisco

We are in unprecedented times as IT professionals. Mark will outline solutions and strategies to enable organizations and professionals to keep delivering customer outcomes.


Cisco Multicloud: The How!

Presenter: Chris Gascoigne,Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Demo: Greg Scarlett, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco

Learn how you can manage and optimise your cloud including Greg Scarlett's Cisco Cloud Center Suite Demo.


How to Extend Your ACI Fabric to Public Cloud (AWS and Azure)

Presenter: Justin Cooke, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Demo: Camillo Rossi, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

Cisco ACI Anywhere, the industry-leading SDN solution, facilitates application agility and data center automation.  Explore multicloud networking with Camillo Rossi, in his Cloud, ACI, AWS and Azure Demo


Simplifying Data Center Operations with Cisco Intersight

Presenter: Greg Scarlett,Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Demo: Ming Prince, Data Center Systems Engineer, Cisco

Discover how you can onboard, deploy and manage every compute resource in the data center and at remote sites from a single unified management interface, including Ming Prince's Cisco Intersight Demo.


Introduction to Hyperconverged with Cisco HyperFlex

Presenter: Serge Charles, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco

Take a look into the day to day operations and administration of Cisco Hyperflex to discover just how simple storage management can be.


Delivering an Intent Based Network with Cisco Meraki

Presenter: David Lombardi, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki changed the way we think about network management today. Its out-of-band cloud architecture creates secure, scalable and easy-to-deploy networks that can be managed from anywhere. This can be done from almost any device using web-based Meraki Dashboard and Meraki Mobile App.

Learn how Cisco's Meraki portfolio of cloud managed IT products can help organizations reap the benefits of an intent based network - from easing the pain of day to day operational challenges to enabling new digital initiatives.

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