On October 16, the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) will return to New York City for its Fall 2019 Conference & Expo, and Cisco will be there to showcase its latest networking and security advancements to the community.

We’ve said it before: networking and security must converge to meet the needs of the new digital enterprise. This ONUG is particularly special, as Cisco will demonstrate new interoperability between Cisco SD-WAN and Cisco Umbrella.

Together, Cisco SD-WAN and Cisco Umbrella solve very real enterprise challenges. For example, WAN branches accessing cloud applications without backhaul; remote workers expecting access to sensitive information anywhere; IoT devices, robotics and other connected sensors consuming bandwidth at unprecedented levels and creating additional risk.

Cisco SD-WAN and Cisco Umbrella

With Cisco, enterprise IT teams can deliver consistent service at scale while securing the data that traverses the WAN and beyond. They can cut IT costs while improving application performance.



We are so excited to showcase these capabilities to our friends in the ONUG community. Here’s where you can find us at the conference:


Wednesday, October 16

Cisco Proof of Concept:  Architecting ROBO Security in Cisco SD-WAN
Steve Wood, Cisco Enterprise Networks Principal Engineer
12:05 pm, Elevate Room

Come see Steve Wood discuss the changing landscape of security in hybrid/multicloud environments, and how Cisco SD-WAN and Umbrella users can easily architect the necessary solutions.

Chelsea: Digital Transformation over Dinner
7:00 pm, BLACKBARN

Join Cisco along with key enterprise customers, analysts, and press for an informal discussion around digital transformation over a nice, private dinner. Registered guests only. Request an invite at pvitalon@cisco.com, or register here.


Thursday, October 17

Cisco Morning Keynote: Cisco SD-WAN at Johnsonville Sausage: Cutting Cost and Complexity
8:45 am, Main Stage

Come see Anthony Wild, Global Network Operations Manager at Johnsonville Sausage and Lloyd Noronha from Cisco SD-WAN marketing discuss how the transition from a traditional WAN to Cisco SD-WAN simplified network operations and slashed the IT bottom line.

SD-WAN 2.0 Working Group
10:55 am – 11:40 am, Main Stage

Join Steve Wood, Co-Chair and Cisco Enterprise Networks Principal Engineer for the SD-WAN 2.0 Working Group. This session will address the challenges of integrating SD-WAN connectivity into hybrid and multicloud environments.

ONUG Town Hall with Scott Harrell, Cisco SVP/GM of Enterprise Networking Business
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm, Main Stage

This year’s Town Hall will see major IaaS providers and enterprise networking leaders come together and discuss challenges in hybrid/multicloud interoperability. Scott Harrell, Cisco SVP/GM of Enterprise Networking Business, will be providing his key insight.

Finally, it’s important to note what role edge infrastructure plays in all of this. Check out our blog on the topic here.

See you in New York!



Pat Vitalone

Product Marketing Manager