Terry Slattery to Speak at Interop Las Vegas

Paul H. Mauritz
President, CEO

Sharing our technical expertise with networking professionals around the world is part of the NetCraftsmen mission. And our own Terry Slattery is advancing that mission this week at Interop Las Vegas, a leading IT conference and expo.

Terry will be a featured speaker, leading two important informational sessions:

Using SDN APIs for Communications

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Software Defined Networking APIs are being adopted as a way to achieve more granular network management than has ever been possible in real-time networks. Terry will delve into the current state of the art, and look at what’s ahead.

Building Networks for Real-Time Applications: What Works, What Doesn’t?

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM

Configuring your IP network to support real-time voice and video will only get more challenging as these applications spread through your user base. Terry will review the fundamental best practices of network management for real-time traffic, and some of the most critical emerging issues.

If you’re already planning to attend Interop Las Vegas, don’t miss these vital sessions. If not, there’s still time to register. Whether or not you’ll be in Las Vegas, professionals interested in learning more about SDN should start with Terry’s Reading List on the subject – personally curated as a terrific technical primer for networking pros.

Terry was also interviewed by Marcia Savage for InformationWeek Network Computer in her article, “SDN & UC Integration: A Work In Progress.”

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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.