You know the code, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. I’m breaking it.  I’ll be joining my Cisco colleagues for COLLABORATE 15 in Las Vegas, but will be sharing all the good stuff we have planned. Even worse, I’ll be taking pictures.

Before you judge, take note of what I’ll be sharing (you would too).

Cisco UCS has earned 37 world records running Oracle database and workloads. Want blazing performance for Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft without breaking the bank? Cisco UCS delivers. Seriously, this kind of news can’t stay in Vegas.

I’m also looking forward to the preconference bootcamp on Oracle Virtualization and Licensing on April 12th. Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist with House of Brick Technologies will be joined by Cisco’s John McAbel for a 4 hour deep-dive to help you plan your Oracle deployments and lower licensing costs. Here’s a secret registration tip, send an email to registration@ioug.org to add the bootcamp to your schedule.

A highlight of the week will be the Women in Technology program. Cisco is proud to sponsor the Women in Tech Luncheon on April 13th. On April 15th, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, Judy Priest will be participating in an inspiring panel of women for an engaging conversation on their personal experiences and strategies for success.

We’ll have some of the smartest people in the industry attending COLLABORATE 15, with deep experience in Oracle solutions. Shoot us an email at collaborate15meetings@cisco.com if you’d like to schedule some quality 1:1 time in Vegas with a Cisco expert.

Of course, I hope you’ll drop by the Cisco booth 1003 to connect with the team. We’ll have non-stop theater presentations and an “ask-the-expert” area for conversations on UCS solutions for Oracle workloads.

You won’t leave Vegas empty-handed. Pick up a cool Cisco UCS hat when you visit the Cisco booth. We’ll also be raffling urBeats Headphones after each theater session and a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet each day. We’ll also have an opportunity to win Beats Studio headphones for those folks willing to join me in breaking the code – and posting a pic.

For live updates from Vegas, follow @ciscoDC,  @gserda, @BMNYNY. See you there.


Gary Serda

Senior Strategic Partner Marketing Manager

Global Partner Marketing