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Cisco’s Australian CTO on developing the next-generation engineer

September 29, 2009 - 8 Comments

The Aussies and Kiwis are on a roll today as Cisco Networkers gets underway in Brisbane, Australia.   Kevin Bloch, chief technology officer for Cisco ANZ explains what is top of mind for him at this year’s conference, and outlines how attendees can bring their perspectives to the table at this event through the ‘Ask the Expert Panel’ (6.30pm Tuesday 29th Sept,  Brisbane time). Kevin and his team will be on hand to address some of the tough questions and give their take on the new skillsets that will be required of the next-generation engineer over the coming years. 

You can also watch Geoff Lawrie, Cisco’s country manager for New Zealand, outlining his vision and the outlook for the year ahead in NZ.

New Zealand is a unique place, not only in terms of people and geography, but also in the IT challenges faced by businesses. The government has announced $1.5 billion of funding for a fibre network. This will help connect Kiwis to the power of the network and what it can help people achieve at home and work. Cisco is ready to play its part in connecting Kiwis.

It’s been a strong year for Cisco New Zealand, despite a relatively mature market, with more promise to come as the country experiences new network capabilities.  This success can be attributed to a strong, relevant portfolio of solutions, and position as a reputable innovation leader partnering with customers for the long term.

In the video below, Geoff describes his vision for the year ahead and where Cisco expects the largest market opportunities lay. In particular, Geoff discusses specific solutions and technologies, market changes, and growing interest in managed services.

Read more about Cisco Networkers ANZ and the year ahead

You can watch presentations live at (login or register now for free) and we’ll be bringing regular updates throughout Cisco Networkers virtually through Twitter #cnw09.   We look forward to your contributions!


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  4. Cisco once again pioneers new technology.

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