BBBT - Cisco - 2016

16sep9:00 am11:30 amBBBT - Cisco - 2016

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Data and Analytics at Cisco


Cisco Delivers a “Time Machine for the Data Center”

On January 22, 2010, Kenny Sargent of Compassion International was the first end user customer to ever present to the BBBT. In that session, Kenny outlined Compassion’s information strategy, including their innovative use of data virtualization, toward the goal of quadrupling the number of impoverished children served. Today Kenny returns to the BBBT to describe their current use of Cisco Data Virtualization, lessons learned along the way, as well as future plans, all in the service of children in poverty.


Yogesh Kaushik – Senior Director in Networking & Security Business

Yogesh leads the product management for Tetration Analytics; an open and scalable platform designed to dramatically improve data center operators’ ability to tackle their most complex security and operational challenges by using analytics and machine learning technologies.

Yogesh has diverse international experience working and studying in UK, US, France, India and South Korea. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science and an MBA from INSEAD.

Kenny Sargent – Technical Lead, Enterprise Data Products, Compassion International

A 20 year IT veteran who attended the University of Oregon, Kenny Sargent has been on the vanguard of Data Virtualization adoption since 2009. Kenny joined Compassion in 2005 as a DBA and has since advanced to lead enterprise data products serving myriad internal and external communities.

Bob Eve – Product Management Director, Data and Analytics Software

Bob drives new initiatives and provides thought leadership for Cisco’s Data and Analytics Software organization. Bob was the EVP of Marketing at Composite Software for seven years prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 2013. There Bob established data virtualization as a category and Composite as the market leader including co-authoring the first book on Data Virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility. In Bob’s long career in enterprise software, he has held executive level engineering, marketing and business development roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive and Informatica. Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Company Profile:

Cisco is the worldwide leader in helping companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by delivering the amazing results that come from connecting the previously unconnected. Cisco is empowering countries, cities, industries and businesses around the globe to move faster in order to keep pace with digital transformation and the move to the Internet of Everything (IoE). With approximately 70,000 partners, Cisco is very well positioned to provide our customers with next generation networking, security, data center, and collaboration products and solutions that help them achieve their desired business outcomes. For ongoing news, please go to


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