Technology Tracks

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Educational sessions are organized into topical technology tracks. Deep dive into one topic track or cross multiple tracks when building your agenda.

Whether you want to explore a topic that interests you, or build the expertise you need to help your organization address a specific challenge, technology tracks allow you to not only quickly find the sessions that meet your needs, but also other opportunities for this technology. This includes interactive labs, 1:1s with experts, product demonstrations and social activities. Tracks cover core Cisco technologies: Bring Your Own Device, Certification, Cloud, Collaboration, Core / Enterprise Networks, Data Center, Mobility, Security and Service Provider.

Topics

Bring Your Own Device

Companies are being inundated with consumer devices that are being brought inside the firewall by employees and vendors, and while they bring about tremendous potential for productivity gains they also bring about questions of data security and network sanctity. Sessions in this track will discuss the technology, policies and other implications of this proliferation of mobile devices and some of the technologies that Cisco has to help manage and secure them.

Certification

The Certification track sessions include technical seminars and breakouts in collaboration/voice, data center, routing and switching, security, service provider, and wireless. Topics discussed in the technical seminars and breakouts are relevant to what prospective CCIE and CCDE candidates will experience in written and lab examinations.

Cloud

The implications of the cloud, both inside a company and offered as an outside service is quite extensive. Yet how to determine which type of cloud to use for your company (public vs private) and then how to go about planning, building, and then migrating is of great importance. The sessions in this track will focus on not only some of the business and technology drivers and implications for each type of cloud, but then dive straight into the details of how to design, troubleshoot and migrate to that chosen cloud architecture. Gain insight into what business opportunities and challenges can be addressed with cloud in our Cisco Powered Cloud Day program. Learn more.

Collaboration

Learn what you need to know to develop an advanced mobile strategy and how to make it easier for mid-market organizations to manage and deploy advanced communications solutions. You will also see how unified communications can streamline specific business operations such as a call center through advanced customer collaboration capabilities. Realize all the advantages of video to maximizing the return on investment – including options that don’t require significant infrastructure expenditures.

Core / Enterprise Networks

Powered by Cisco technology, today’s Enterprise Networks constitute a business-ready architecture that can improve productivity and streamline collaboration across the campus, branch, and the distributed network of remote users and teleworkers. Through cutting-edge Enterprise Network solutions, Cisco is helping enterprises lay the groundwork for advanced Cloud solutions that allow users to access tools and capabilities with their own devices. Emerging innovations in the core will have a profound impact on the enterprise. Visionary organizations are no longer satisfied with a “good enough” network. Today’s intelligent networks include features and capabilities such as pervasive security and video content optimization that represent a significant advancement over previous generations of technology — requiring new ways of thinking about traditional business challenges. With security as a top concern, organizations must find way to embed safeguards into each layer of the architecture. Also, organizations must develop strategies that balance organizational agility with business continuity, energy efficiency, and risk management. Only architectures designed and tested to address these multiple goals from the outset can successfully balance competing priorities.

Data Center

Sessions in this track will draw on Cisco’s own experience helping clients implement cloud environments and developing the innovations to address key business requirements. Attendees will see how a consistent, integrated design approach to Data Center services — one that fully capitalizes on the latest technologies — can deliver new levels of agility and lower capital and operational expenditures.

Mobility

The Mobility track is designed to deepen your understanding of how to design and develop a secure and scalable unified mobility platform that allows customers to deliver applications that transform business operations and provide business benefit. Technical sessions cover the broad spectrum of technology areas that make up a mobility platform, including, unified communications, wireless, network systems, network management, and security. You will learn how to design, implement, and manage a unified wireless network with services unique to your organization, including, Converged Access Mobility Design, Secure Mobility, Guest Access, Designing a Wireless Network for BYOD and more.

Security

Protection As Your Business Transforms As the IT Industry undergoes a significant transformational shift, the network is becoming more important and businesses security models are evolving with current market trends. Cisco security solutions help organizations embrace these transitions while protecting assets, empowering employees, and accelerating business innovation. Cisco has an integrated and network-based security infrastructure that will improve visibility and control. New developments include:

  • Cloud-Based Intelligence: Proactive and consistent protection months ahead of the threat
  • Context-Based Policy and Management: Intelligence-based policy focused on the user, device, and application
  • Network-Enforced Security: Stronger enforcement from user to application

Visit our booth to engage with security experts and Cisco executives to learn about important trends that will increase productivity and improve governance, compliance, risk, and security.

Service Provider

The Service Provider program includes new technical and business sessions focused on a wide range of topics. Our sessions will dig deep into the latest technologies including IP NGN, SP WIFI, mobile packet core, LTE and 100GE. Sessions will delve into the CRS-1, ARS Series and Nexus session to understand new advances and complex troubleshooting. Key engineers from data center, mobility, video, cloud and other Service Provider areas will be presenting technical sessions designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to remain competitive and to bring support to the latest services demanded by consumer.

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