Cisco Live GetNetCrafty Happy Hour 2019


NetCraftsmen is at it again! We are hosting our Cisco Live Happy Hour this year in San Diego, so come join us and other Cisco Live attendees during the big event to network and enjoy complimentary light appetizers, beer and wine.

Reserve your spot now as space will be limited. To keep you updated, we have set up a Webex Teams space to provide details and constant communication to make sure you arrive at the party. Stop by between 4pm and 7pm on Tuesday, June 11th and you’ll have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with NetCraftsmen experts about questions and challenges your are facing while enjoying food and beverages – all on us!

Don’t miss out on this event! To RSVP and join our Webex Teams space, email to let us know you’re coming.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Terrace Level

*For more information and to receive event updates through our Cisco Webex Teams space, email



Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.