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Zach Seils is a Technical Leader in the Technical Services Global Technical Center (GTC), responsible for global emerging technology readiness, product serviceability, and critical account support. In addition to working closely with customers and partners, Zach is directly engaged with various Cisco business units on product enhancements, early field trials, and new product architectures. Zach is currently a core team member focused on readiness and serviceability of Cisco’s Open Network Environment (ONE) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) initiatives.
A 14 year Cisco veteran and CiscoLive Distinguished Speaker, Shelly Cadora is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer for One Platform Kit (onePK). She has worked in development and marketing for a variety of products and solutions. She has a PhD from Stanford University and a CCIE in Routing and Switching.
As a Global Technical Center engineer, he has contributed to network management products and technologies by finding and fixing bugs, as well as implementing maintenance and troubleshooting components in Cisco Prime, Cisco?s flagship network management suite. Joe helps to support and enhance the embedded automation and programmability technologies, such as the Embedded Event Manager, Tcl, and onePK. He is a top-rated speaker at Cisco’s annual user conference, CiscoLive!, as well as a certified as a CCIE, Sun System Administrator, Sun Network Administrator, Sun Security Administrator, Sun Java certified, and VMware Certified Professional. He has authored numerous technical documents on Cisco network management products and technologies as well as a chapter co-author in the upcoming Springer publication, “Network-Embedded Management and Applications: Understanding Programmable Networking Infrastructure”; and he served as one of the technical editors for the Cisco Press book, "TcL Scripting for Cisco IOS." He works as the XML lead on the Common Vulnerability and Reporting Framework project, which is a cross-vendor effort to standardize how security advisory data is shared amongst organizations. Joe is co-author of seven Cisco patents, including one on leveraging XMPP as a network management and a VPN protocol.
Salman Asadullah is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer and also serves as IPv6 Forum Fellow, Broadband Forum Ambassador and Co-Chair, IPv6 Ready Education & Certification Program. As a recognized expert within Cisco and the industry, Salman has been working with large-scale IP and multiservice networks and technologies for two decades. Salman is a frequent speaker at key industry events and conferences and represents Cisco in industry panel discussions and technical platforms as an advisor. Salman is also a returning top rated speaker at Cisco's user conference, CiscoLive.
Salman influences technology directions and decisions with Cisco business units and customers and Internet community at large. Salman is a co-author and contributor of multiple patents and IETF, BBF, IPv6 Forum, SCTE and ONF documents. Salman has produced several technical articles, white papers, as well as three Internetworking books, Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks, PDIO of the IPT Networks, and Cisco CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design & Case Study.
Salman is a Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas.
In recent years Salman has been heavily engaged in IPv6, BYOD and SDN Deployments and Enablement, Knowledge Transfer, Product Development, Intellectual Property, Publications and Industry Activities.
Phil Casini is currently Director Product Management for Cisco Enterprise Network Group's "ENG" Controller project. Prior to this role, from June 2011 to recently, Phil was Senior Product Manager for Cisco Data Center Groups Extensible Network Controller (formerly called the Cisco ONE Controller), which has become a foundation SDN component across Cisco and also for the newly formed OpenDaylight Linux Foundation project. Prior to taking his role within the Data Center Group, Phil was a member of the cross functional team that developed the initial SDN strategy for the company.
Ozden Karakok is a Technical Leader in the Technical Services Global Technical Center in Belgium. Ozden has been with Cisco Systems for fourteen years and specializes in Storage Area and Data Center Networks. She is currently engaged with Cisco Data Center Business Unit on product enhancements, early field trials, and new product architectures. Prior to joining Cisco, Ozden spent five years working for a number of Cisco's large customers in various telecommunications roles. Ozden is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts in Routing and Switching, SNA/IP and Storage. She also holds VCP certification.
Ahmed is a technologist & contributor in multiple technology fronts such as SDN, cloud, multi-tenancy, virtualization, data center & Layer X technologies
He is currently leading two major initiatives for Cisco AS for Secure Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Secure Cloud & Data Center where he has introduced various new service solutions, innovated new architectures, frameworks, developed education programs and continued evolving the cloud, data center and SDN area.
Beside this, he is actively engaged with several other working groups, tiger teams, solution development teams and certification development teams within Cisco.
He is member of team developing Certified Design Expert (CCDE) program, and established a CCDE mentorship program for professional community. He is the organizer of the famous "Crossing the CCDE Border" training webinar.
This time he has accepted the challenge to provide industry wide awareness on the security aspects of Software Defined Networking.
He sees security as the key concern for SDN adoption, and on the other side he also believes SDN is the best way to establish a security launch pad for an effective threat defense system. He has developed the "Secure ONE" architecture for defining security through programmability.
Navaid is Cisco Advanced Services Solutions Architect, with about 20+ years of experience in Telecom, Internetworking, Data Centre, Security and Cloud technologies. He holds Masters Degree in Telecommunication, and Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is triple CCIE within Data Centre, Service Provider and R&S technologies. He also holds VCP, CISSP, ITIL, TOGAF and other IT Certifications.
Navaid is regular speaker of Cisco Live, and presented on the topics of Data Centre, VMDC and Cloud. He developed many solutions using Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC). He also has two patents pending in the field of Data Centre Security.
Navaid designed, implemented, optimized and secured many large scale Data Centres. Prior to joining Cisco, Navaid worked for Cisco Gold partners (IBM and Bell Canada) as Senior Consultant where he was managing high profile, large-scale Data Centers and network systems.
Paul Lesiak is a Solutions Architect with the Advanced Services Data Center and Compute Practice. Paul has been with Cisco for 10 years and has supported customers with hundreds of deployments across the Data Center portfolio including Nexus, Catalyst, L4-7 services, Security and WAAS, along with automation tools. Other areas of knowledge and expertise include data center architecture, cloud computing, server and network virtualization, automation and development in many languages. Most recently Paul has been heavily involved working with Insieme Networks on the new Nexus 9000 and APIC products, focusing heavily on API development and integration efforts.