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Student Network Day @ Cisco Live

Student Network Day at Cisco Live
May 22, 2014  |  San Francisco, CA

Cisco Corporate Responsibility in Action
Cisco invests in scalable and self-sustaining programs that use technology to meet some of society’s biggest challenges. Our commitment to increasing global access to education will be amplified at Cisco Live 2014 during a free day of education and engagement for 600+ local college students interested in technology.

College students in the Bay Area are invited to Cisco Live for a special day of mentorship.

In the 1980’s they said it was “who you know” that helped us succeed in life. In the 90’s it was “what you know” that defined our success. Today, it’s not only who you know and what you know, but also how you connect and use technology to innovate across everything.

Simply put, each of us relies on networks every day of our lives, both human and technological. As we mature our networks grow larger becoming more complex, more complete and more essential. This is what Cisco knows best and it’s why our largest corporate social responsibility program, Networking Academy, is hosting a day specifically for you with valuable education sessions and networking opportunities.

Come and learn from industry leaders how the Internet of Everything is changing how the world works, lives, plays and learns.  Understand how this is influencing jobs, how we give back to society, and how you can be best prepared as the future innovators of the world.

Ladies, you play a special role in the future of technology. Come learn why and how you can set yourself apart as an innovator in almost any career.

The Day’s Highlights

  • Learn about the Internet of Everything from Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO, Cisco
  • Attend the Cisco Live Celebrity Keynote with Salman Khan, founder of The Khan Academy
  • Make connections and learn how to network over lunch
  • Understand technology trends that are changing how we live and work
  • Meet students working along Cisco engineers to support the event’s Network Operation Center
  • Win prizes!

Additional Perk
Over 20,000 IT professionals from around the world come to Cisco Live to learn and train and you can be among them. By registering you will be able to visit the World of Solutions May 21 to discover technology solutions from over 200 exhibitors.

To register, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old by May 22, 2014
  • Currently or soon to be enrolled in college
  • Interested in your future, in technology and the role technology will play in your career

Date and Time

Student Network Day @ Cisco Live
Cisco Live San Francisco 2014  |  Moscone Center
Thursday, May 22, 2014  |  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration

Attendance is limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Lunch will be provided to confirmed attendees.

This session is now Full.

No additional registrations will be accepted at this time.

Agenda

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Registration Open

Moscone North – Upper Lobby

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome

Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Program Host: Joni Blakeslee
GEO Manager, U.S. and Canada, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Introduction…The Future Starts Here

Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Executive Sponsor: Tae Yoo
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session: The Innovation of Everything

Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Speaker: Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO, Cisco

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Morning break and transition to celebrity keynote
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cisco Live! Celebrity Keynote

Hall D – Moscone North

Keynote Speaker: Salman Khan
Founder of The Khan Academy; Author of The One World School House

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Box Lunch and Interactive Networking 101Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Networking 101

Speaker: Vanessa Young, Partner Account Manager, US Sales, Cisco

Networking Lightening Rounds

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. The Mystique of the Network

Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Speakers:
Karen Alderson, Regional Technical Manager for US/C, Cisco;
Echo Rantanen, Technical Manager for US/C, Cisco

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Tech Trend: Changing The Way We Work with Mobility

Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Speaker: Brett Belding, Senior Manager, Cisco IT Mobility Services

1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Tech Trend: Changing How We Live with Smart & Connected Cities

Gateway Ballroom – Moscone South

Speaker: Renee Patton, US Public Sector Director of Education, Cisco, Director of Business Development, Cisco EDX

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Your Future in Technology, Discover the Possibilities – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Brenda Dennis, Senior Director, WW Sales Strategy and Transformation, Cisco

Panelists:
Rong Pan, Distinguished Engineer, Engineering, Cisco;
Shraddha Chaplot, Greengineer, Cisco;
Echo Rantanen, Technical Manager, Net Academy;
Karen Miller Morris, Director of University Relations, Cisco

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mind Wide Open Your Future

Speaker: Harbrinder Kang, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Executive Sponsor/Net Academy

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Program Host: Joni Blakeslee, GEO Manager, U.S. and Canada, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs

Featured Speakers

Program heads-jblakesleeHost: Joni Blakeslee, GEO Manager, U.S. and Canada, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs

Joni Blakeslee is a Senior Manager for Cisco in Corporate Affairs.  She leads a Global Engagement Organization team that is responsible for Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility engagements across the United States and Canada. These activities include Networking Academy and activities in Healthcare, Education, Economic Empowerment and Public-Private-Partnerships.  She has been at Cisco for 18 years and has held positions in global account sales, worldwide operations, product engineering and global business development. Prior to Cisco, she worked at IBM and BMC Software in senior sales and management roles.

Joni earned a Bachelor in Science degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Washington State University.  She volunteers on several boards of Non-Profits and Advisory Councils with focus on Gender Equity, Girls in IT and Technology programs of study.

Carlos cl13-cdominguezDominguez, Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO, Cisco

Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work. Carlos gives humorous, highly-animated presentations full of deep insight into how technology, and the right culture, can create winning companies. Drawing from his 20 years at Cisco, he talks about how technology is changing the rules of business and how to not get left behind. Carlos addresses many questions about collaboration including what motivates people to collaborate, how to establish rewards for collaborating, how to find the right experts both inside and outside your company, and how to keep people coming together – online and in person.

Keynote Speaker: Salman Khan, Founder of The Khan Academy and Author of The One World School House

Reinventing Education with Technology―The One World School House
Join Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. The Khan Academy has revolutionized education by leveraging the web as a teaching tool, offering self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 5,100 instructional videos on its YouTube channel, covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics.

Based on his book The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his vision and blueprint for how online technology can, and should, play an integral role in educating communities across the globe, closing the opportunity gap and providing high-quality education for all.

Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. It may be one of the most influential books about education in our time.

Vanessa heads-vyoungYoung, Partner Account Manager, US Sales, Cisco

Vanessa Young joined Cisco in 2005 as a part of the Associate Sales Representative (ASR) program.  She currently is a Cloud Go-To-Market Specialist supporting Cisco’s Public Sector Organization and is focused on helping Federal Agencies, States, Municipalities and Education (Higher Education and K-12) customers with their journey to cloud computing. Over the past three years she has worked extensively to drive awareness and adoption of Cisco’s cloud strategy through Cisco Powered Cloud partners.  She has been with Cisco for eight and a half years and has held numerous roles in the Channels, Commercial, Service Provider and Public Sector organizations.  Vanessa has a passion for networking and connecting to people.  As such, she is an active member of Cisco’s Black Employee Network (CBEN), Cisco Connected Women (CW) and Cisco Empowered Women Network.  Vanessa attended Davidson College in North Carolina where she graduated in May of 2005 with a B.A. in Sociology.

Karen heads-kaldersonAlderson, Regional Technical Manager for USA/Canada, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Karen Alderson is Regional Technical Manager for USA and Canada within the Technical Marketing team of Corporate Affairs. The Technical Marketing team is tasked with staying on the forefront of changes in curricula, technology, social networking and trends in education and to make this information available to members of Cisco Corporate Affairs and Cisco Networking Academy. Karen is responsible for Instructor Trainer Qualification and for Instructor Professional Development across USA and Canada. She designed, implemented and executed virtual webinars promoting Cisco self-paced courses to students around the world. She leads and coordinates the facilitated collaboration of IPD content development by Instructor Trainers and champion instructors.

Karen has worked in the field of technology education for the last 26 years. Her expertise includes substantial experience in instructor professional development and project management. She is CCNP certified since 2001. Her background includes 11 years working in instructor professional development and instructor training in Cisco Networking Academy. Her interests are in developing and implementing projects and initiatives to support instructional and technical quality of instructors. She enjoys learning from Academy instructors how they inspire and motivate students.

Echo heads-erantanenRantanen, Technical Manager for USA/Canada, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Echo Rantanen is the Technical Manager covering the USA and Canada and is responsible for Instructor Professional Development, Instructor Trainer Qualification and the technical marketing of programs and projects for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility including Cisco Networking Academy.  Echo has worked as a Subject Matter Expert on projects such as assessment and curriculum development, entrepreneurship, Cisco Packet Tracer and Cybersecurity. Echo has 14 years’ experience teaching computer science and networking, including 10 years teaching Cisco Networking Academy courses at the college level. Although she misses her students and being in the classroom, working with Cisco’s Corporate Affairs team allows her to have an impact on millions of students instead of just the hundreds she taught in her classes.

Brett heads-bbeldingBelding, Senior Manager, Cisco IT Mobility Services

Brett Belding is a Senior Manager leading the Cisco IT Mobility Services.  Brett and his team partner across Cisco to deliver the vision, strategy, deployment, operation, and optimization of mobility services.  These services include mobile devices, security, the BYOD model, cost management, mobile apps, and social support.

Brett has over a decade of experience in the IT industry, managing mobility and data center implementations at Cisco and for customers at IBM.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Georgia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.

Renee heads-rpattonPatton, US Public Sector Director of Education, Cisco, Director of Business Development, Cisco EDX

Renee Patton is the leader of US Public Sector Education at Cisco.  In this role, she is responsible for Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for education and manages a team of education consultants who help customers realize their educational visions through the logical placement of technology within schools, colleges, and universities.

She has over 18 years of business, management, sales, and marketing experience in both small start-up and large corporate environments, including Siemens. She ran her own marketing consulting firm for over seven years prior to joining Cisco full time.

She most recently served as the Worldwide Industry Marketing Education Lead within Cisco’s Corporate Marketing Organization where she was responsible for developing Cisco’s education messaging platform and driving Cisco’s position in the education market.  Prior to this role, she managed Cisco’s national E-rate Program and served as the lead for US Education Field Marketing.

While studying for her Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford, Renee began teaching high school English and French, coaching cross-country, and moderating the student yearbook and newspaper.  She then spent four years on the Los Gatos-Saratoga JUHS Board of Trustees and was responsible for managing policy and a $20M district budget.

She brings a clear perspective to addressing business issues and an in-depth understanding of the K-12 and Higher Education markets. She is particularly interested in trends driving the massive shift in education delivery models, new educational approaches, and ways that technology can help to engage learners and prepare teachers. Renee is a Lions’ Club Member and is on the board of the Los Gatos High School Alumni Association.  She holds a BA degree in English from Santa Clara University and an MA in Education from Stanford University.

Brenda heads-bdennisDennis, Senior Director, WW Sales Strategy and Transformation, Cisco

With over 17 years in the Cisco Sales organization, Brenda Dennis is currently Senior Director of WW Sales Strategy and Transformation where she is responsible for sales growth and acceleration strategies. As a member of both the Enterprise and Service Provider Operating Committees, she helps to set strategy and marshal the collective resources of the company to deliver a transformational customer experience. In her previous role, she led a 130+ person sales and engineering team as Global Sales Director, with revenue responsibility in excess of $6B.

Before joining Cisco, Brenda spent eight years at Sprint in Sales Leadership. She holds an MBA from Marymount University, a business administration degree from Oregon State University, and studied at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

With a passion around developing people, creating inclusive work environments and giving back to the community, Brenda is an Executive Sponsor for the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CWEN) and a sought after speaker at both internal and external events. She actively gives back to the community, serves on the Boards of the Alice Paul Institute and Big Brothers Big Sisters NJ (Board Chair), and is co-founder of the HSC Soccer Club. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three boys.

Rong heads-rpanPan, Distinguished Engineer, Engineering, Cisco

Rong Pan has been active in the networking field for more than ten years while working at Cisco Systems, Stanford University, Bell Laboratories, and startups. Currently she is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco where she heads a team in the Enterprise Network Group CTO Office. She is a key-inventor of the QCN algorithm, which is now an IEEE 802.1 standard on congestion notification for Data Center Ethernet. Her other algorithms, such as AFD (a simple, approximate scheme to Fair Queueing), have had major impact on multiple Cisco’s flagship products with a combined revenue of more than $10B. The CHOKe algorithm that she developed as part of her Ph.D. thesis has become a standard QoS feature in Linux Kernel since version 3.2.2. Currently, she is working on the buffer bloat problem in the Internet, her algorithm PIE has been selected to be DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem standard, impacting hundreds of millions of users worldwide. She is also leading the effort at IETF on this topic.

Rong is an author for more than 30 technical papers and an inventor of 30+ patents. She has won a best paper award and served as program committee members at IEEE conferences, and she is serving as the technical co-chair at IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing Conference 2014.

Shraddha heads-schaplotChaplot, Greengineer, Cisco

Shraddha is an engineer and recently joined the Cisco Cloud Services team. Prior to that, she was Cisco’s self-proclaimed Greengineer and built and led the Energy Star Compliance Test Lab. Shraddha started her career six years ago as a Hardware Engineer in Cisco’s Accessibility team, testing products to ensure they met global accessibility requirements. During that time, she also worked on getting a $100,000 Cisco Research Grant for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as bringing on Cisco’s first two interns who were deaf. This strong partnership led to Shraddha joining RIT/NTID’s Foundation Board of Directors as a board member in 2013.

A huge advocate of being your authentic self, Shraddha combines her love for engineering, STEAM, hands-on projects, and wacky ideas to inspire and empower everyone to do what they are truly passionate about. Cisco was Shraddha’s first job after college, and after six years of taking and making amazing opportunities, she can’t think of anywhere else she’d rather be. Her goal is to show students and future workers just how empowered and innovative an individual can be at Cisco. In the last few months, Shraddha has been recognized as Silicon Valley Business Journal’s (SVBJ) Forty Under 40 (2013), SVBJ’s 100 Women of Influence (2014), and YWCA’s Emerging Leader for Cisco (2014). Additionally, she was the first non-executive featured in Cisco’s Innovator Series. Shraddha graduated from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Karen heads-kmillerMiller Morris, Director of University Relations, Cisco

As the Director of University Relations, Karen leads the strategic delivery of Cisco’s university recruiting, academic relations, and hiring programs worldwide.  Her passion, thought leadership, and a collaborative UR Team, have been instrumental in aligning Cisco as an employer of choice for next–gen talent around the globe.  Karen’s acumen includes 15 years of business, I&D, and UR experience in both start-up and corporate environments, including KPMG, NVIDIA, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard.  She holds a BA degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, and is well-known for her advocacy of STEM careers.  This year, Cisco provided internships, co-ops, and full-time careers for over 3000 top-tier university students, including new opportunities in software, consulting, sales, big data, cloud, and mobile arenas.

Executive Sponsors

Thank you to our executive sponsors for the event:

Tae Yoo,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Tae Yoo is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision. As a 20-year veteran of Cisco, Ms. Yoo’s insight and business acumen have enabled Cisco to collaborate across government, business, and non-governmental organization (NGO) sectors for tangible social benefit. Her leadership has helped make Cisco Networking Academy one of the largest education programs in the world, recognized globally for its innovative approach to providing ICT skills education. Today, Networking Academy engages more than 4 Million students in over 160 countries. Ms. Yoo is a trustee of the Cisco Foundation, sits on the board of Business for Social Responsibility and Aspen Institute’s advisory board for the Franklin project. She was Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education Systems. She has also served on the City Year National board and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American History board, as well as the advisory boards of the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Women’s Technology Cluster.

Harbrinder Kang,
Vice heads-hkangPresident, Corporate Affairs, Cisco and Executive Sponsor: Net Academy

For more than 20 years, Harbrinder has provided networking and telecommunications leadership to organizations ranging from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 100 companies. Harbrinder engages audiences globally on topics ranging from IoE (Internet of Everything) for social benefit, to the Network Effect and its impact in CSR, to the future of collaboration technologies.

Harbrinder currently leads the Cisco Corporate Affairs team responsible for delivering Cisco’s longest-running, most globally-scaled and highest impact CSR program, the Cisco Networking Academy. The Academies provide ICT education to more than one million students in over 166 countries each year. In this role, he is responsible for strategic development, growth and evolution of Networking Academy’s delivery platform, NetSpace. Transforming and extending this scalable platform to leverage the power of connection, collaboration and innovation, this game-changing engine for social impact will empower global problem solvers to generate exponential impact, and deliver shared value for Cisco.

Session Abstracts

Opening Session: The Innovation of Everything

Speaker: Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO, Cisco

Session Abstract:
Within the next three to five years, people, processes, data, and things will all be connected in ways that are hard to imagine today. Virtual reality, augmented reality, machine-to-machine communication, robotics, and other technologies will transform how many people work, live, play, and learn. In this lively, interactive session, Carlos Dominguez will explore the coming Internet of Everything and how to prepare ourselves to take full advantage of it.

Cisco Live! Celebrity Keynote
Reinventing Education with Technology – The One World School House

Keynote Speaker: Salman Khan, Founder of The Khan Academy and Author of The One World School House

Session Abstract:
Join Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. The Khan Academy has revolutionized education by leveraging the web as a teaching tool, offering self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 5,100 instructional videos on its YouTube channel, covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics.

Based on his book The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his vision and blueprint for how online technology can, and should, play an integral role in educating communities across the globe, closing the opportunity gap and providing high-quality education for all.

Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. It may be one of the most influential books about education in our time.

The Mystique of the Network

Speakers:
Karen Alderson, Regional Technical Manager for US/C, Cisco;
Echo Rantanen, Technical Manager for US/C, Cisco

Session Abstract:
Every day we use our smartphone connected to Internet. We take pictures and share on our social networks; we instantly start receiving comments from our friends all over the world. The Internet is the biggest platform mankind has ever built, connects billions of people and has a central place in our everyday routine. But do we know what happens when we click on a link of a web page? What are the technological breakthroughs that made this possible?

Using a powerful software simulator (Cisco Packet Tracer) we will embrace in a fantastic voyage in space and time: we will follow the path of a packet in the network and in the technologies that are enabling this wonder. We will observe the past, the present and the future of the network of networks.

Technology Trend: Changing the Way We Work, Mobility

Speaker: Brett Belding, Senior Manager, Cisco IT Mobility Services

Session Abstract:
Enterprise IT is in an unprecedented time of change. The consumerization of IT, and specifically the rapid growth of mobile devices, apps, cloud services, and identity services, is enabling Cisco IT to revolutionize the way Cisco employees live, work, play, and learn every day. Join Brett Belding, Cisco IT Manager, in an engaging dialog about the role of Enterprise IT in a consumerized world.

Technology Trend: Changing How We Live, Smart & Connected Cities

Speaker: Renee Patton, US Public Sector Director of Education, Cisco; Director of Business Development, Cisco EDX

Session Abstract:
Cisco defines the Internet of Everything (IoE) as bringing together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and more valuable than ever before. The key is to turn data & information into actionable items that create new capabilities, richer experiences and unprecedented economic opportunities for citizens, businesses and city leaders. Ubiquitous connectivity and the network platform are key in enabling these city transformations. Through a number of real-world use-cases and examples Renee will outline where Cisco stands today and where she sees Cisco going into the future.

Your Future in Technology: Discover the Possibilities – Panel Discussion

Panel Abstract:
As technology continues to impact our lives, workers need to acquire new skills and approaches to succeed. Job opportunities in technology are growing up to three times faster than other career fields in the U.S. Join us for a compelling discussion with our panel of technology industry leaders to learn about: exciting new technology career paths; ways to extend your network and uncover new opportunities; strategies for overcoming career challenges; and tried and true approaches for securing the technology job you’ve always wanted.

Moderator: Brenda Dennis, Senior Director, WW Sales Strategy and Transformaiton, Cisco

Panelists:
Rong Pan, Distinguished Engineer, Engineering, Cisco;
Shraddha Chaplot, Greengineer, Cisco;
Echo Rantanen, Technical Manager for US/C, Cisco;
Karen Miller Morris, Director of University Relations, Cisco

Diamond Sponsors

EMC Intel NetApp Statseeker

Emerald and Platinum Sponsors

F5 NetScout VMware
Citrix Compuware Gigamon Ixia Network Instruments
Panduit Samsung VCE

John Chambers Invite

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO invites you to join us at Cisco Live US 2014, San Francisco, California, May 18-22, 2014.

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