Welcome

A message from Rodney Hamill, Managing Director, Partner Organisation, Cisco Australia and New Zealand.

I’m excited to welcome you, our valued Partners to a tailored Partner Insights session during Cisco Live 2022.

Join us and be inspired with actionable insights into market opportunities, top tips for success, technology predictions for the future, some exciting new announcements, and a celebration of achievements. During this one day event, you can expect relatable market insights, and tangible actions bringing global and regional Cisco strategy to a local level.

Partner Insights at Cisco Live 2022 Melbourne is an invitation only event, exclusive to select Partners.

Event Details

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cisco Live 2022 Melbourne
Goldfields Theatre
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3006

Agenda

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

As a Partner, you will have access to:

Time Topic

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 2:05pm

Welcome

Ben Dawson, Vice President, Cisco Australia and New Zealand

2:05pm – 2:40pm

Opening Keynote: Global, Regional, Local Strategy 

Dave West, President, Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Cisco
Oliver Tuszik, Senior Vice President, Partner Sales and General Manager Routes to Market, Cisco

2:40pm – 3:00pm

Top of Mind ​

Carl Solder, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia and New Zealand

3:00pm – 3:50pm

Partner Insights Tech Talks

  • Software — Ken Boal, Vice President, Software and Services Sales, Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Cisco​
  • CX — Rob Behennah, Vice President, Customer Experience, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco
  • Managed Services — Geofran Thadikaran​, Director Managed Services, Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Cisco
  • ThousandEyes — Mohit Lad, General Manager, Cisco Networking Assurance | Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, ThousandEyes

3:50pm – 4:10pm

Afternoon Tea

4:10pm – 4:30pm

ADAPT Speaker

Matt Boon, Senior Director, Strategic Research, ADAPT

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Rodney Hamill, Managing Director, Partner Organisation, Australia and New Zealand​, Cisco

* Agenda subject to change

Registration

To ensure the highest quality conversations and preserve the peer to peer nature of this forum, participation at Partner Insights at Cisco Live 2022 is by invitation only. Once you have received your invitation, we ask you to please follow the links to register in your email invitation at your earliest convenience.

Should you have any registration queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Partner Insights event manager, Louisa Woods.

Speakers

Ben Dawson

Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

Ben Dawson is Vice President of Cisco Australia & New Zealand for which he is responsible for delivering market leadership through the innovative utilisation and application of Cisco technologies and services, that help customers and partners to accelerate their digital agility and grow. He leads a talented and diverse team across sales and marketing, customer experience, engineering, and operations, including strategic country growth and investment initiatives. Ben is committed to driving the most trusted customer experience in the industry through Cisco’s innovation, choice, and amazing people.

Carl Solder

Chief Technology Officer, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

Carl is privileged to lead the strategy, innovation and technology direction in Australia and New Zealand for a world–class business. With the team, Carl shapes Cisco's strategy to enable its customers to create value based on the digital platforms they build and the transformations they undertake. Prior to this role, Carl was Cisco’s Vice President of Engineering for the Enterprise Networking and Cloud Engineering organisation at Cisco HQ in San Jose, California. In this role he was responsible for Technical Strategy for the Enterprise Network and Cloud portfolio.

Dave West

President, Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Cisco

Dave West is President for Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan,and Greater China (APJC). This group comprises sevenorganizations operating across a diverse set of markets: Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN, India and SAARC, Korea, Japan, Greater China, and Service Provider. In this role, he is responsible for developing Cisco’s strategy, accelerating business growth, and ensuring Cisco APJC is the most trusted and relevant IT solutions partner and provider in the industry.

Ken Boal

Vice President, Software and Services Sales, Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, Cisco

Ken Boal is Vice President of Software and Services Sales for the Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China region at Cisco. He has a twenty-five year plus track record in the IT and Communications industry, supporting organisations in the public and private sector to drive transformation, productivity and sustainable growth through technology innovation.

Mohit Lad

General Manager, Cisco Networking Assurance | Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, ThousandEyes

Mohit Lad is General Manager and co-founder of ThousandEyes. ThousandEyes’ Internet and cloud intelligence delivers deep visibility and insights into the digital delivery of applications and services over the Internet. Acquired by Cisco in 2020, ThousandEyes was found-ed ten years prior by Mohit Lad and Ricardo Oliveira with the vision to empower customers to see the Internet and cloud as if it was their own environment. As businesses pursue digitization—adopting cloud services, SaaS applications and software-defined networks—enterprises are faced with managing a complex ecosystem of services, networks, and providers that sit beyond their corporate perimeters. The combination of Cisco’s expertise in network and application performance with ThousandEyes’ visibility into the Internet provides customers with unmatched, end-to-end visibility from campus networks to the Internet, SaaS, and cloud-based services that are so critical to business, but lie outside of enterprises’ direct control.

Oliver Tuszik

Senior Vice President, Partner Sales and General Manager Routes to Market, Cisco

Oliver Tuszik is the Senior Vice President of Cisco's Global Partner Organisation. He has responsibility for managing and supporting 60,000+ global partners who represent the company's primary route to market. Cisco’s Global Partner Organisation encompasses value-added resellers, distributors, system integrators, independent software vendors and technology partners. This globally connected ecosystem accounts for more than 80 percent of Cisco's revenue and is a unique differentiator in helping deliver business outcomes for customers.  

Rodney Hamill

Managing Director, Partner Organisation, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

Rodney is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner Organisation. Rodney’s charter includes overseeing all Partner functions such as Tier 1 and Tier 2 Partner account management, distributor management, ecosystem partners, SP as Channel (SPaaCH) and Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs. In this role, Rodney leads dedicated team of Regional Managers, Partner Managers, BDMs and specialists whom manage relationships and drive Cisco strategy and growth initiatives through local, regional and global programmes.