Cisco Connect Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

Cisco Showcase

A New Name and Look for Cisco in the World of Solutions , the 2019 Cisco Showcase will look a bit different from what you have seen in the past. We are moving away from architecture-specific demonstrations to presenting our solutions and products in everyday life scenarios and end-to-end stories.

Our goal? To help our customers uncover Cisco solutions, which can solve some of today’s biggest technology challenges.

See experiential, hands-on examples of the latest intuitive technologies coming to life in the demonstrations where you will be able to deep dive into our latest products and solutions in the Cisco Showcase.

  • Reinvent the Network

    DNA Center Assurance - While many customers have access to tools for visualizing the current operational state of the network, what they often lack is the ability to visualize and understand the users, devices, applications and suboptimal conditions that impact productivity and performance in a single view. Come and experience how DNA Center Assurance is the future of your network's visibility, analytics and troubleshooting.

    SD-WAN with Viptela vManage - In this SD-WAN demonstration, we will showcase an overview of the vManage dashboard with network availability, application prioritisation and also demonstrate how easily a branch can be provisioned by leveraging automation through zero touch provisioning.

    Cloud Networking with Meraki - Come and watch this live demonstration and experience real world cross functional management of IT infrastructure to overcome the most common operational challenges. SD-WAN, LAN, Wireless and Video Surveillance all under a single dashboard.

    DNA Spaces (CMX) - This demo of DNS Spaces showcases how we digitize physical spaces to help our partners and customers learn more about people (visitors, employees) and things (assets, sensors) within their properties using the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. With Cisco DNA Spaces, services can be managed in a single pane of glass through the DNA Spaces cloud platform.

  • Security is Foundational

    Network Threat Protection - Demonstrate how Cisco Firepower Management Center provides a window into your network to provide effective threat prevention. Features of the Cisco NGFW, with a focus on enabling enterprises to stop, prioritize, understand, and automate responses to modern threats in real-time. Live Data from the event will be used.

    Effective Email Defense - Demonstrate how Cisco Email Security Advanced Phishing Protection stops identity deception-based attacks such as social engineering, impostors and business email compromise (BEC). Demonstrate how Cisco Email Security Domain Protection for external email helps prevent phishing emails from being sent using a customer domain(s).

    Comprehensive Network Visibility - This demo can be used to show customers the enhanced visibility and security analytics that be generated from the network. It features Stealthwatch Enterprise solutions such as Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) as well as outsider threat detection such as malware, zero-day attacks, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attempts, command-and-control (C2) communications, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and insider threats like data exfiltration and data hoarding. This demo will also feature Cisco Umbrella cloud security platform provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet for users on or off the corporate network. Live Data from the event will be used.

    Integrated Threat Response - Cisco Threat Response user interface and demonstration of the APIs connecting it to AMP for Endpoints, Umbrella, and Threat Grid.
    Cisco Threat Response automates integrations across select Cisco Security products and accelerates key security operations functions: detection, investigation, and remediation. It is a key pillar of our integrated security architecture. Cisco Threat Response dramatically cuts the time and manual effort required to investigate and remediate cybersecurity incidents.

  • Unlock the Power of Data

    Cisco Workload Optimization Manager - Cisco Workload Optimization Manager is a real-time decision engine that instantly scales resources up or down in response to any fluctuations in workload demand before service levels are affected. It relieves operations staff from complex decision making by combining operation policies and automation to help ensure that workloads can access and consume any resource on demand.

    AppDynamics - Create better digital experiences, faster with real-time performance monitoring. Up your velocity and keep teams focused on customer needs with our industry-leading business and application performance monitoring solutions.

    Cisco IoT Security Capture the Flag - We have an IoT capture the flag challenge. The capture the flag challenge will feature an oil-pumpjack PLC SCADA implementation. The challenge is to hack the PLC and speed up the pump in order raise the pressure in the tank. "Blowing" the tank to make the steam escape will achieve the goal.

    Cisco Kinetic - Customers have operational environments that may be local, remote or distributed. Within these environments they need to access many types of machine data. The data needs to be normalized and processed and then shared with multiple application. These applications may be on premises or in the cloud. This demonstration shows how Cisco addresses these challenges by connecting to the machines and sensors using gateways. The gateways normalize and process the data as required. Based on policy, the data is then distributed to applications in the datacenter and cloud.

  • Power a Multicloud World

    Network Assurance Engine - Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) transforms operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more proactive model. Built on Cisco’s patented network verification technology, it is the most comprehensive assurance engine that mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness, giving operators confidence that their network is always operating consistent with intent.

    ACI Automation - The demo will explore the automation capabilities using orchestrators like UCS Director, Cloudcenter , Ansible and Postman

    Tetration - Cisco Tetration proves to be a turn-key solution that provides actionable insights to deliver business outcomes for application/infrastructure performance and security integrity in the modern heterogeneous, Multicloud data center.

    Cisco Intersight - This demonstration provides an overview of Cisco UCS management via Cisco Intersight, and the embedded analytics that allow organizations to analyse, simplify, and automate their environments.

  • Create Meaningful Experiences

    Webexceptional , Innovating on the Experience - The Webex Board takes advantage of our merging of the software platform from Board OS and Room OS across the platform. What this means is that you can now experience the deployment, management, and features available on the Cisco Webex Room Series, such as one-button-to-push dialling, hybrid phone book, and people count. The screen provides an extra-large canvas for inspired collaboration using the Board’s white board and annotation tools, and a brilliant video conferencing experience. It’s perfect for open team rooms, training rooms, education halls, and anywhere a larger team wants to create together

    Cisco Webex Share , One Click to Share in Webex Apps - Think of all the places in your offices where handfuls of people naturally gather to brainstorm ideas or to focus on a deadline. There’s usually a TV or monitor nearby. How can you make those hot-topic discussions far more engaging and effective? We offer you Cisco Webex Share, a palm-sized affordable device that plugs into any TV or monitor to instantly turn it into a wireless presentation screen when used with a Cisco Webex app.

    Cisco Webex Huddle Solutions , Share , Connect , Co-Create - The rise of the huddle space is building momentum. There may already be as many as 25 million huddle spaces around the world. The concept of getting together for a quick meeting is not new, but the execution with advanced room conferencing solutions certainly is. When people join a huddle space using modern video conferencing equipment, when they can see the faces of their colleagues, when they can read every nodding head gesture, smile, or look of recognition at a good idea, stronger bonds are built between the people involved.
    Huddle space collaboration allows human engagement to happen – and trust to flourish. People need that. People buy from people they trust. Not just on the retail front, but internally too, buying into ideas, building synergy, feeling part of something good.

    Calling , Desktop Experience, Phones, Headsets, DX - a New professional range of headsets for Cisco IP telephones and soft clients. Meticulously designed by Cisco, the headsets to help you stay focused in noisy environments. They are ideal for people who work side by side in contact centers and open spaces. Now you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your headset is compatible with Cisco IP telephones and soft clients. These reliable headsets offer superior audio quality, noise-isolation technology, and lightweight comfort.

  • Service Provider

    Network Slicing - This demonstration shows how to use technologies like Segment routing and Network Automation to enable network slicing and respond to application requirements in a dynamic way.

    Orchestrated Assurance - This demonstration shows how to monitor the service KPI’s in an orchestrated manner and provide mitigation for some SLA violation.

    Cisco Managed Services Accelerator - The need to increase bandwidth, optimize cloud connectivity, and improve security posture is challenging with traditional WAN designs. The current WAN infrastructure is driving the SP customers to a rapid adoption of SD-WAN, and of automation and virtualization in general.
    Cisco Managed Services Accelerator (MSX) is a multi-tenant, multi-service, cloud-native, service creation and delivery platform that helps service providers quickly, easily, and cost-effectively develop and deliver managed services to business customers.
    This live demo will show how to capitalize on this market transition by integrating multiple services together with a market-leading SD-WAN implementation.

    Cisco 5G Architecture - The Service Provider will carry consumer and IoT traffic, but history and studies indicate that these services will likely not generate the appreciable and incremental revenues needed to pay for 5G.It is generally agreed that 5G will need Enterprise solutions enabled via the Service Provider to complete the revenue picture. To that end, the Service Provider must design their network differently and will require a partner with industry leadership in Cloud, Network, Security and Enterprise. Only Cisco has the industry leadership in all four areas and we want to be your 5G success partner.

  • Business Architecture

    Next to the technology showcases, Cisco Business Architects will be available to explain how you can drive the Digital Transformation Journey of your organization through innovative Dashboarding & Storyboarding techniques. We will walk you through the co-creation process (leveraging Design Thinking techniques) of building a Digital Journey Dashboard to provide a clear benchmark and a holistic view on where you stand today in your digital transformation journey, as well as defining the Business Innovation Sprints that will maximize the business impact of technology solutions.


    Are you new to programming, or want to take your skills to the next level? Want guided hands-on learning with a Cisco technology or platform? Come through and attend one of our DevNet sessions in the programmability track or speak to one on Cisco engineers at the Showcase area to get started and active in our DevNet community. We have curated learning paths dependent on your skill level, sandbox remote labs, code exchange and sample code ready for your to explore.

  • Small Business is Big Business

    Bigger things start here, with a strong technology foundation that will never limit your potential. Now you can leverage award-winning networking and security technologies designed for lean IT teams. Our flexible portfolio can be sized for any business, helping you achieve faster time to value, lower costs, increased productivity and security. We will be showcasing our small business solutions through interactive demos of our networking, collaboration and security technologies all designed to fit within your needs.

  • The Cisco Gateway

    Would you like to connect with industry peers, get the latest Cisco news and share your tech success stories— all whilst growing your professional network and engaging in fun, educational activities that might win you prizes?

    Come and meet The Gateway team in World of Solutions to learn more and register for this peer-to-peer Cisco customer community.

    We look forward to seeing you!