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Cisco Activities at PONC 2014, San Jose: May 13-15



Cisco's annual Packet Optical Network Conference (PONC) brings the intelligence, innovation and leadership of the network provider industry together, to discuss trends, share expertise and learn and see the latest networking technologies in the market. PONC 2014 will be held May 13-15 in San Jose, California at the Dolce Hayes Mansion.

Now in its 8th year, PONC promotes conversation among key players grappling with the common challenges of how to increase revenue while lowering total cost of ownership, while creating new customer experiences that work across networks, devices, industries and geographies boundaries.

Key benefits:

  • Discover the latest innovations in packet optical networking technology
  • Understand how Cisco transport solutions will embrace programmability and virtualization
  • Connect with networking industry visionaries, industry peers, and Cisco executives
  • Engage in strategic discussions with subject matter experts from Cisco

PONC has an unrivaled reputation for attracting Cisco's customers, experts, analysts and partners, and once again, this year's three-day conference will highlight a general session addressing a wide range of networking topics, a track of architectural workshops focused on enterprise, government and education and concluding with lab tours of Cisco's latest network innovations.

Three-Days at a Glance

With PONC you get the best of both worlds, the opportunity to join your colleagues and industry experts during the General Session and the chance to build an agenda around your own interest with the Architectural Workshops.

Tuesday, May 13General Session
Wednesday, May 14Architectural Workshops
Thursday, May 15Cisco Lab Demonstrations (optional)

Here is a list of some our key activities at PONC this year:

  • Foundation for the Internet of Everything  with Bill Gartner, Cisco Systems, Vice President & General Manager, High End Routing and Optical Group
  • Preparing for the Transport Revolution: Packet/Optical Convergence with Virtualized Service Delivery with Brendan Gibbs, Cisco Systems

          Vice President, Product Marketing, High End Routing and Optical Group

  • Panel Discussion: The Role of SDN in Converged Network Architectures
  • Architectural Workshops
  • Lab Demonstrations
    • Multi-Layer Provisioning and Restoration across IP, OTN, and DWDM
    • Superchannel Formation and Transport with the NCS 2000
  • Workshop Options (full list here)
    • Service Provider Network Virtualization
    • Multi-Layer SDN
    • ROADM Update - Architectural Impacts of Ultra-Dense High Port ROADMs and Contention-less Add/Drop
    • Routing Evolution to 100GE
    • Cisco Channel Flex Technology: Optimal Packet to Fiber Mapping through Innovations in MAC, Modulation, and ROADM technology
    • Designing Lean And Mean OTN Networks
    • Next Gen Converged Network Management
    • Mobile and Fixed Convergence through Fiber Access
    • Multi-Layer Restoration - Delivering Huge Network Capex Savings
    • Cisco Pluggable Transceiver Modules: Leading the Industry to Enable Next Generation Networking
    • Migrating from SONET/SDH architectures to OTN and Packet
    • Multi-Layer Network Convergence Delivered! - The NCS 4000 Series
    • Connecting Enterprise Data Centers Part I: Transport Layer Encryption (This session given only once)
    • Designing Colorless, Omni-directional ROADM Networks with Cisco Transport Planner (This session given only once)
    • Enterprise Case Studies and DIY Discussion (This session given only once)
    • IP-over-DWDM Made Simple Yet Powerful for WAN and Data Centers (This session given only once)
    • Cisco DWDM Operational Differentiators – CTC (This session given only once)

For more information on the full Conference Program and details, please visit the PONC 2014 Events Page.

Please contact your Cisco representative to discuss further.

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Something for Everyone at Cisco's Packet Optical Networking Conference in San Jose, May 13-15 By: Kyle Hollasch

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