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#CiscoChampion Radio, S2|Ep. 44. Branch Security

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about Branch Security with Cisco Subject Matter Experts Kural Arangasamy and Hai Bo Ma.

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Kural Arangasamy, (@kuralvanan) Technical Engineer
Hai Bo Ma, Engineering product Manager

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Jake Gillen (@jakegillen & @ITSEC_jakeg), Senior Security
Eric Perkins (@perk_zilla), Principal Solutions Architect
Josh Warcop (@Warcop 60), Senior Consultant

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#CiscoChampion Radio, S2|Ep. 43. SAFE Simplifies Security

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about SAFE Simplifies Security with Cisco Security Solution Architect, Christian Janoff.

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Christian Janoff, Security Solution Architect

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Jake Gillen (@jakegillen & @ITSEC_jakeg), Senior Security
Brad Haynes (@GK_bradhaynes), Client Solutions Specialist
Ed Walsh (@vEddieW), CTO Evangelist

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 42: ACI and OpenStack

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about ACI and OpenStack with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, Lauren Malhoit.

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Lauren Malhoit, Technical Marketing Engineer

Cisco Champion Guest Hosts
Hal Rottenberg (@halr9000) Developer Evangelist at Splunk
Raymond Hicks (@raymhicks) Founder of 5thColumn

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Lauren Friedman (@lauren)

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Cisco Champions: Why They Rock

As part of my job at Cisco, I get to spend time with Champions. Specifically, Cisco Champions.

As the Collaboration architecture lead for the Cisco Champions program, I get to interact directly with this select group of customers and partners on a regular basis. And it’s a chance for me to connect people on our technical teams directly with the people who use Cisco products every day.

Cisco Champions at CLUS

Cisco Champions at CLUS 2015, San Diego

I learn a lot from them. The technical level of conversations and threads in Spark sometimes threatens to melt my brain cells, but I get great perspective on where their interests are and how they use Cisco technology to do what they do. They’re always ready to tell me what works – and what doesn’t.

There’s an amazing amount of technical talent – and genuine camaraderie and humor – among this bunch. But don’t take it from me, see what a current Cisco Champion has to say about his experience.   Read More »

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#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 41: Being a Cisco Champion

CiscoChampion200PXbadge#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today Cisco Champions share their experiences as  team members and talk about how the program benefits them professionally and personally.

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Cisco Champion Contributors
Bill Carter @ccie5022
Chris Brown @ChrisKnowsIt
Denise Donohue @LadyNetwkr
Eric Perkins @perk_zilla
Erick Bergquist @erickbe
Jon Hildebrand @snoopj123
Pantelis Stoufis
Scott McDermott @scottm32768
Stewart Goumans @WirelessStew

Moderator
Rachel Bakker (@rbakker)

Highlights
Benefits of being a Cisco Champion
Connecting with peers as a Cisco Champion
Memorable Cisco Champion Moments
Being a Cisco Champion at Cisco Live
How being a Cisco Champion helps give back to the IT community
Advice on becoming a Cisco Champion

Cisco Champions Program Overview
Cisco Champions are an elite group of technical experts who are passionate about IT and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The program has been running for over two years and has earned two industry awards as an industry best practice.

Resources and Links
About the Program
How to Apply for the 2016 Cisco Champions Program (nominations end November 15, 2015)
Contact the Cisco Champions Management Team

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