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.

Meet the team

Jeremy Bevan heads-jeremy

Jeremy is our Executive Host for Cisco Live 2016, Berlin. 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, program 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 prioritization and a relentless focus on results, Jeremy’s expertise lies in solving business issues, which touch the organization and technology and has a strong track record in delivering on change programs. 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 2016, Berlin. He joined the Cisco Live team just after the conclusion of Cisco Live 2012, making this his fourth 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, Spanish and Negronis.

Remco Kamermanheads-remco

Remco started his Cisco career in 1999 as an intern in the IT department, the year of the Y2K Bug. The team also 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. Remco continues to organize events in his private life, such as local tennis tournaments.

Stine Kruse-Birch    Stine

Stine is our Cisco Live Marketing & Communications Manager, responsible for demand generation, communications, field engagement, and social media. This is her second 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 8 years. Stine is passionate about storytelling and photography and loves to travel. She calls Colorado her home away from home.

Trish Pomeroy

Trish is our overall Cisco Live Project Manager and also responsible for the World of Solutions, Loyalty programs and the event look and feel. Formerly part of the core team for 5 years, Trish left the Cisco Live team to set up her own company and provides regular event support and expertise for Cisco Live and other events. When not working on events, Trish loves skiing, cooking and yoga.

Hannah Reeshannah rees

Working alongside Trish, Hannah is joint Cisco Live Project Manager. She is responsible for the Keynotes, DevNet Zone, Academy Day, Meeting Village, catering and logistical operations and most importantly the Customer Appreciation Event! Hannah was part of the original events team at Cisco and was last involved in this project when it was known as Networkers. She is excited about the developments and innovations at Cisco Live, and is enjoying being part of the team again. In between she has managed a vast array of events, gaining experience and skills in all aspects of events both within Cisco and other industries. When she has time, Hannah loves sailing and windsurfing and is still trying to run 10K in under 55 minutes.

Heidi DorrepaalHeido Dorrepaal

Heidi is the Cisco Live Registration Manager and is responsible for the management of the event registration process from pre to post-event. Heidi is passionate about her work and has over 15 years Global Event Management experience. She joined Cisco in 2008 as part of the Cisco Global Events team and has worked on Cisco Live in many different capacities including Logistics Lead for Networkers Bahrain and Housing Manager for Cisco Live London & Milan. Heidi is a mum of two small children and loves spending time with them in the outdoors and whenever she gets the opportunity travels to new and exciting places across the world.

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