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Cisco Baltimore Networkers 2014

Chesapeake NetCraftsmen is proud to be a sponsor of Cisco’s Baltimore Networkers 2014!

Cisco’s Baltimore Networkers event is Maryland’s premier education and training event for IT networking and communications professionals and executives.

Engineers and technical managers can choose from the following labs:

  • Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Cisco Unified Communications
  • Cisco Unified Access
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Security

There will also be an Executive Symposium structured as an exclusive, invitation-only event for peer ideation and problem-solving to help you lead change in your organizations. Discussions will focus on developing a culture of innovation and constant improvement, architecting a flexible technology roadmap, how collaboration can change the way business is done, and social media. You’ll hear from top leaders at Cisco as well as other industry-leading organizations. 

Cisco’s Baltimore Networkers event will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230.

To register for the technical track, go to Cisco Events Registration.

To register for the Executive Symposium, please contact your Chesapeake NetCraftsmen account manager for an invitation.

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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.