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Cisco at the Fall ’14 PONC, Oct 28-30, Baveno Italy – Informative Workshops

- October 10, 2014 - 0 Comments

By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutionsheadshot-resized-sp360

The Fall ’14 Cisco Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC) is quickly approaching – October 28-30 in Baveno & Vimercate, Italy.  Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this highly compelling and informative event (To learn more visit the Cisco PONC Series webpage).

If you are a PONC veteran, then you appreciate the value of this event – an opportunity to network with industry peers, hear directly from carriers leading the convergence evolution, see the latest technology innovations, and to have your voice heard.

If this will be your first PONC, then let me prepare you for this compelling event.

Cisco conducts this three day event twice a year –in the spring in San Jose California, and in the fall near its facilities in Vimercate, Italy.  Our Spring PONC event this past May near the Cisco campus in San Jose epitomized the compelling nature of this event.  Day-1, attendees learned firsthand about overlapping and contrasting network evolutionary experiences from an eclectic group of network operators (i.e., NTT, TELUS and Verizon).  You can read more about what these customers had to say in my May 21, 2014 post-show blog – Cisco Spring ’14 Packet Optical Network Conference (PONC) – The Secret Sauce.

On Day-1 of our upcoming Fall PONC in Bavano, attendees will hear from other industry luminaries including Andrew Schmitt (Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking, Infonetics) and Cisco leadership including Bill Gartner (VP Optical Systems & Transceiver Group, Cisco), Edwin Paalvast (Sr. VP Global Service Provider, Cisco) and Gee Rittenhouse (VP Cloud & Virtualization Group, Cisco), just to name a few.

After a comprehensive and thought provoking opening day of useful insight and perspective, Day-2 is dedicated to educational workshops.  Every PONC features a wide variety of workshops so attendees can customize their training experience.  In Italy, topics will include:

  • The Role of Routing in Evolved Programmable Networks
  • Multi-layer SDN: Benefits & Opportunities
  • Security & Encryption: Why it matters to You
  • ROADM turns Ten… Evolution towards Flexible Optical Networks Continues

… to name a few.

To get a feel for the topics of these workshops, I invite you to view the following video summaries of four workshops offered this past spring at the PONC in SJ, each video is around two minutes or less and features the actual workshop presenter.

On Day-3, attendees will have an opportunity to view live demos while touring Cisco’s new development facilities in Vimercate, Italy.

Our customers and partners are the secret ingredients to Cisco PONC – making it a highly unique, compelling and mutually beneficial event.  To learn more, visit the Cisco PONC Series website and contact your Cisco representative to receive your formal PONC invitation. Be part of the discussion and evolution this Fall in Baveno and Vimercate Italy (October 28-30).

On Day-3, attendees will have an opportunity to view live demos while touring Cisco’s new development facilities in Vimercate, Italy.  

Our customers and partners are the secret ingredients to Cisco PONC – making it a highly unique, compelling and mutually beneficial event.  To learn more, visit the Cisco PONC Series website and contact your Cisco representative to receive your formal PONC invitation. Be part of the discussion and evolution this Fall in Baveno and Vimercate Italy (October 28-30).

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