Cisco Connect Brazil 2019

Oct 8, 2019

ngena participated in Cisco Connect Brazil 2019!

Cisco Connect is a unique IT event focused on the technology topics and challenges that are changing the way businesses communicate and collaborate. Last week, ngena attended Cisco Connect in Sao Paulo, Brazil from October 2-3, 2019. The event delivered technology specific sessions about the latest and greatest products and solutions Cisco is introducing to assist customers with their jobs and drive business outcomes, as well as insights from Cisco’s leadership around the strategic direction and partnerships.



Cleber Viana, VP Americas and Daniel Estrada, Partner Success Executive – Global from ngena, attended the event. The first day was geared toward partners, the second towards customers. Several thousand people listened to keynote speakers from Cisco US Corporate, including Jim Grubb, Christopher Leach, John Moses and Danilo Pozo, as well as Latam executives such as Jordi Botifoll, Laercio Albuquerque and Marcelo Ehalt.


ngena´s team at Cisco Connect Sao Paulo 2019, left Cleber Viana and on the right Daniel Estrada


One interesting take was that during the vertical or technology specific sessions, there were always 4 at the same time on the same stage. However, the presenters only transmitted their voice over wireless and people sat in front of the area they were interested in, watching the presentation o the corresponding monitor and listening on wireless headphones. They called it silent speeches. If you’re walking around it’s a bit surreal as there is very low ambiance sound and yet you see around 6 people or so on stage, all talking at the same time. The setup was circular as you can see in the pics.

Cleber and Daniel were able to meet with many Cisco people at the Latam level as well as corporate. They also made new contacts with local and regional partners that are interested in ngena’s SD-WAN as a service. The second day they met with some customers and were pleasantly surprised to find out that Cisco’s largest Viptela deal, world wide, last year was in Brazil, major international bank.



One pretty cool thing was the cappuccino facsimile. As you can see, Cleber’s face is the cream on the coffee.



Click here to read more about the event

The author

Alisha Attarwala

Alisha is Marketing Manager at ngena since April 2018. In this position, she has been involved in all strategic and operative online and offline marketing communication activities for promoting ngena’s innovative Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service, along with ngena’s 20+ leading international telco alliance partners. Before joining ngena, she founded and managed Impressions – a digital marketing agency providing marketing and digital content creation services through films, presentations and design for corporates and individuals across the world. Alisha has a blend of creative and business experience with a passion for new technologies and innovations. She holds a Masters in Post Production, Film Editing and Bachelors in Business Administration with a specialisation in Marketing.

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