Enterprise Connect & Interop Sessions

Terry Slattery
Principal Architect

I’m speaking at both Enterprise Connect and Interop again this year. The Enterprise Connect conference is March 17 – 20, 2014. I’ll be presenting the very successful session titled How to Keep Video from Blowing Up Your Network. This session has been well attended and has received very good reviews at past conferences. In it, I discuss the sources of video traffic, their characteristics, and how to identify video traffic on the network. There are some pragmatic mechanisms that can be employed to reduce the amount of work that is needed to identify video traffic. I will then discuss how to handle traffic that you do want, such a a CEO’s video conference, and video that you don’t want, like video movie downloads or streaming video. There are two approaches to handling video that you don’t want and I discuss both, with an example that we have deployed with customers.

The second session at Enterprise Connect is a a new workshop on SDN, titled Powering Enterprise Communications with Software-Defined Networks (SDNs). Workshops are 3-hour sessions that are a deep dive into a particular technology. This workshop will be structured as a tutorial on SDN, with several breaks to hear what our panel of industry experts have to say about SDN. I’ll take questions from the audience in addition to my own set of questions. This should be a very interesting and informative workshop.

Interop is March 31 – April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be presenting at a session titled Optimize Your Network for Real-Time Apps. Like video, real-time apps can have a significant impact on a network, so it is important to optimize the network to properly handle the traffic. Of course, the real-time application traffic must be identified in order to optimize its delivery and to prevent it from impacting other applications. There may be real-time traffic that you don’t want, so I’ll discuss how to identify and handle it.

Please join me at one of these events. I’ll be reachable via the Speaker’s Room if you’re there and won’t be able to join one of my sessions.



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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.