Meet The Team

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Meet The Team

Events the size of Cisco Live are only possible with the collaboration and efforts of people – our most important asset. Below is an introduction to the people in our core team.

Jeremy Bevan

Jeremyheads-jeremy is our Executive Host for Cisco Live 2015, Milan. He is the Vice President of Technology Marketing for over 120 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) for Cisco. Jeremy has held senior roles within TANDBERG (now part of Cisco), Novell, HP and Cambridge Technology Partners in marketing, programme management, software development and consulting, giving him over 25 years of operational and customer facing experience within the IT industry. With a strong instinct for prioritisation and a relentless focus on results, Jeremy’s expertise lies in solving business issues which touch the organisation & technology and has a strong track record in delivering on change programmes. He has a keen interest in the use of technology to empower people to connect and collaborate together – ‘the art of the possible’. On a personal level Jeremy has three passions, his family, his gadgets and his music and as an interesting fact, he plays drums in a band.

Bonny Shapiraheads-bonny2

Bonny is the Cisco lead on Cisco Live 2015, Milan. He joined the Cisco Live team just after the conclusion of Cisco Live 2012, making this his third Cisco Live. Bonny’s responsibilities lie in the overall vision, strategy and program management. It is his job to make it all happen and connect with Cisco’s overall vision and strategy. He is also responsible for the content program management, leading a team of Cisco professionals responsible for the selection and creation of the educational sessions (breakouts, techtorials, panels, case studies) and for the Cisco Campus, bringing Cisco’s latest innovations and solutions together under a unified experience area. Bonny is passionate for Swimming and Spanish.

Joanne WalkerJoanne reduces

Joanne is our overall Cisco Live Project Manager, also responsible for the project management of Operations, Creative, Keynotes, and WoS. Joanne joined Cisco in 2009 to project manage Cisco Live, Bahrain and has since worked on Cisco Live Europe in different capacities over the last 5 years. She has successfully managed numerous Cisco events including the CIO Summit for 2 years and GSX. Joanne has over 15 years’ experience managing a wide variety of event and marketing projects.

Remco Kamermanheads-remco

Remco started his Cisco Career in 1999 as an intern in the IT department, the year of the Y2K Bug. He stayed in the IT-Support group for a while and became a European team lead of 12 Engineers. That team supported the big events which Cisco hosted across Europe. This is how he came in contact with Networkers which has now evolved into Cisco Live. In 2008 he moved into the Events Team to work full time on events and demonstrations. Cisco Live 2014, Milan was the 10th time working on this great event. Remco continues to organise events in his private life, such as local tennis tournaments.

Stine Kruse-Birch                                                                                                                      Stine Kruse-Birch

Stine is our Cisco Live Marketing Manager, responsible for demand generation, communications, field engagement, and social media. This is her first year working on Cisco Live. Stine joined Cisco in 2005 and has worked in various marketing roles in Cisco Denmark and in the North marketing team ever since. She has successfully project managed Cisco Connect in Denmark for the past 8 years. Stine is passionate about storytelling and photography and loves to travel. She calls Colorado her home away from home.

Trish Pomeroy Trish1

Trish is our Cisco Live Registration Lead and is responsible for the smooth running of registration both pre-event and onsite. Formerly part of the core team for 5 years, Trish left the Cisco Live team to pursue her interest in coaching as well as to widen her projects on other events. Since leaving the team she worked on the inaugural IoT World Forum, GSX and PLAB as well as supporting Cisco business units on other events. Trish’s passion is skiing, and she loves the fresh mountain air particularly when the snow is fresh, the sun is shining and she has a fully catered chalet to come home to at the end of a long day skiing!

Lesley HendersonLesley

Lesley has been a member of the Cisco Live team for over six years. During this time, she has been responsible for various aspects of the event including the overall project management, Keynotes, the Customer Appreciation Event, Meet the Engineer and the World of Solutions. As well as Cisco Live, Lesley is also the event management lead for Cisco’s C-level events in EMEA including the annual CIO Summit. When she’s not working on Cisco events, she can be found in the sky learning to fly helicopters.

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