Terry Slattery to Speak at Enterprise Connect

Paul H. Mauritz
President, CEO

Sharing our technical expertise with our industry colleagues is part of the job for a true Master Craftsmen, and our own Terry Slattery, one of the most widely regarded network engineers in the country, will doing just that next week. Terry will be speaking on several important topics at Enterprise Connect, the leading conference on enterprise communications and collaboration, in Orlando, Florida.

Terry will be speaking on two topics:

Preparing Your Infrastructure for UC

  • Date:  Monday, March 16
  • Time:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

This workshop will update you on the latest thinking about building IP networks to support real-time traffic.

Issues to be covered include:

  • The causes and effects of network congestion on UC
  • Protecting your important business applications
  • Deploying and monitoring QoS
  • Identifying problems within the infrastructure
  • And much more

More details can be found at the Enterprise Connect website, including registration information.

Tools and Trends for Troubleshooting UC Performance

  • Date:  Wednesday, March 18
  • Time:  2:45pm – 3:30pm

Network management tool vendors continue to refine the technologies to help enterprise IT detect, diagnose, and troubleshoot performance issues with real-time traffic such as voice and video. In this session attendees will learn the most effective methods and tools for troubleshooting.

Issues to be covered include:

  • Why are new tools required to support voice and video conferencing? Why can’t I use the tools that have been serving me well for years?
  • What features are required in these tools for managing and monitoring real-time networks?
  • And much more

More details on this session can be found here.

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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.