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Meet the Authors Event - Cisco's Digital Network Architecture - Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise

(Live event – Thursday, 25th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Paris)

This event had place on Thursday 25th, March 2021 at 10am PST 

In this session, Cisco Press Authors talks about Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and how it helps technical professionals, decision-makers, and consultants prepare to drive maximum value from next-generation networking. Also, they share relevant updates for everyone involved with DNA planning, implementation, and operation. During this event, attendees have the opportunity to interact with the authors and ask them questions in a live Q&A session.

Join the world-class networking experts and learn more about the enterprise architecture of this decade. In addition, they present key content featured in the book Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise.

This event provides an opportunity to interact with the authors in real-time and learn more about them, their story, the story behind their publications, and how they became renowned experts.

Featured Authors
tim.pngTim Szigeti, CCIE #9794, is a Principal Engineer and the Director of Technical Marketing for Cisco's Emerging Technologies & Incubation (ET&I) group, which is Cisco's leading-edge Research & Development team. Tim is involved in all phases of technology innovation, from ideation to prototyping, market validation, iteration and maturing, and ultimately to transitioning the project to a business unit as a shipping product to drive revenue growth. In his 22 years with Cisco, Tim has been issued seven US patents and authored four Cisco Press books and an IETF standard (RFC 8325). Additionally, Tim has been inducted into Cisco's Distinguished Speaker Hall of Fame Elite.
Matthias.pngDr. Matthias Falkner is a Distinguished Technical Marketing Engineer in Cisco's Global Partner Organization (GPO). He currently focuses on the architecture evolution towards as-a-service networking for both Enterprise and SP markets and is responsible for topics such as multi-domain orchestration and assurance, SD-WAN, and Private 5G. Prior to this role, he was a member of the Enterprise DNA Team, a lead TME Architect for the ASR 100 Series Routers, and a Consulting Systems Engineer. Matthias holds a PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Canada, and an MSc in Operations Research & Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
dzacks.jpgDave Zacks is a Director in Cisco’s Customer Experience (CX) team, with a deep background in networking. As a 21-year Cisco veteran, he has seen many twists and turns in technologies capabilities and customer needs across 30+ years of industry experience. Dave is a holder of over 20 patents, a long-term CCIE, and is a Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker Hall of Fame Elite speaker with experience up and down the stack, from ASIC silicon to large-scale network designs, application monitoring, and end-to-end system assurance and troubleshooting.
siarena.jpgSimone Arena is a principal Technical Marketing Engineer within the Cisco Enterprise Networking Business (ENB) team and is primarily focused on enterprise network architecture and on all things related to wireless and mobility. Throughout the years, Simone has covered multiple roles at Cisco, starting as a software engineer working with Catalyst switching platforms, to a consulting system engineer in the field, to TME within different teams. Currently he is the lead TME architect for DNA Wireless, and his time is split between helping customers and partners design the best solution that fits their needs and engineering and product management, trying to evolve and improve products and solutions. Simone is a Distinguished Speaker at Cisco Live and has spoken at Cisco Live events all over the world for several years.
Featured Book
book.jpgCisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise – This guide systematically introduces Cisco’s DNA. Merging indispensable new insider information with content previously scattered through multiple technical documents, the book combines technical depth, coherence, and comprehensiveness.


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