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Join Cisco private sector industries at Cisco Live! next week

June 8, 2012 - 0 Comments

Welcome to my first blog as Cisco Senior Director, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Retail Marketing.  On Monday, June 11th I will join thousands of our customers from across the world as we gather in San Diego to work and learn together at Cisco Live!

Many of our customers come to Cisco Live to learn about the latest IT and network innovations.  This year, you can not only see the latest IT innovations around networking, data center, collaboration, video, and cloud, but you can also learn about, discuss and experience solutions purpose-built for industry based on those platforms.  See how they can help you transform your business processes in ways you never managed to deliver greater productivity, operational efficiency, and customer service.  Here’s a list of must-see industry-focused topics that you may want to join.  I hope to see you there.

Keynote session June 14th 12:30pm Pacific Time

GENSK-4356 The Future of the Enterprise Network in the Post-PC Era

Rob Soderbery – Senior Vice President, Enterprise Networking Group, Cisco

Join Rob Soderbery, SVP for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group, for a discussion about how Cisco is driving innovation across its core portfolio of Catalyst switching, access routing and wireless networking technologies that will help you navigate these transitions. Soderbery will demonstrate how Cisco solutions come together so you can deliver a secure and uncompromised user experience to your customers, partners and employees

Technical sessions

BRKARC-1003       The Integrated Plant: Machine to Enterprise connected Production environments; secure and remotely accessible by Paul Didier
Monday, June 10th, 8:00am Meeting Room 21 90 Minutes

Plant and Factory networks have been deploying standard networks for years. These networks are now extending down into deeper the plant, into Basic Control (Level 1) and Process (Level 0), even including the machines that make up much of the Automation and Control space. This integration is allowing manufacturers to optimize OEE, reduce energy consumption, improve output and reduce downtime thru collaborative and secure remote access to the production environment. This session will outline the foundation for Plant networks and highlight best practices to extend the network both into lower levels (e.g. machines) as well as securely allowing remote access and Enterprise integration.

BRKARC-1004     Process Control Networks – Secure Wired and Wireless solutions for Critical Infrastructure by David Wolf
Wednesday, June 13th, 8:00am Meeting Room 7A, 90 minutes

Standard wired and wireless network technologies are now commonly deployed for mission critical Process Control SCADA and field networks. Integrated and secure low-power, wireless sensor networks drastically improve the intelligence of Scada applications. This intelligence improves reactions, reduces downtime and improves personnel effectiveness both in-field and remotely. This session will lay a foundation and provide best practices for deploying secure wired and wireless networks Safety, Control and Monitoring applications in Process Control environments.

CCSSEC-4340      How a Security Enterprise License Agreement with Cisco helps Baker Hughes improve security and deliver additional value           

To enhance and expand Baker Hughes CyberDefense capabilities, it is the first Enterprise customer in the world to partner with Cisco on a Security Enterprise License Agreement. This session focuses on the significantly improved capability of Baker Hughes IT to deliver upon multiple initiatives, which provide a game changing opportunity to improve the BHI Security Posture and helps to enable more rapid and broader deployment of our Personal and Professional Choice programs. The business challenge, reasons for investment, key programs enabled by the new agreement and associated business benefits will be addressed. The session is for network, security and software licensing managers, telecommunications systems architects and designers and network support staff who want to learn about how the new licensing solution enables Baker Hughes to significantly improve security and deliver additional value to the business.

BRKARC-1006 – Planning, Building and Deploying Cisco’s Remote Expert Solution by Bil Dry

Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 AM in Ballroom 6E, 90 Minutes

  • Topics to be covered include:
    • Business drivers for a Remote Expert solution
    • Cisco’s Remote Expert solution architecture and its components
    • Sizing & scaling Cisco’s Remote Expert solution
    • Integration of Cisco’s Remote Expert solution into existing enterprise network
    • Business process changes needed to maximize the benefit of a Remote Expert deployment
    • Operational best practices for running Cisco’s Remote Expert solution


Table Topics on Tuesday June 12th and Wednesday June 13th

TT4618 and  TT4357 Table Topics throughout the day

  • Industrial Energy Management
  • MFG Production Operations and IT
  • Factory of the Future
  • Wireless in Manufacturing
  • Payment Card Industry security for retail
  • Remote Expert


World of Solutions demonstrations

  • Cisco Connected Industries

Location: Booth 2934

Cisco’s Industrial Ethernet product portfolio simplifies deployment of security, video, and voice services on industrial Ethernet networks. The booth showcases how Cisco’s industrial solutions along with complementary partner solutions deliver operational efficiency and business agility to industrial networks running on the manufacturing floor.

  • Remote Expert demonstration
  • Payment Card Industry


I look forward to seeing you all next week in San Diego.  Please also check out our blogs for retail, manufacturing and financial services for specific industry updates.



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