Live with the Nerd – My Cisco Live 2011 Schedule

Since my friend Jeff posted his Cisco Live schedule, I thought I’d do the same so you could see what I’m going to be interested in when I get to Las Vegas in July.

SaturdayArrive at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

4:30 PM
6:00 PM
GENCOL-1001 Collaboration Welcome Session
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
GENCOL-1002 Collaboration Welcome Reception
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
CUG-4663 IP Communications Product Direction
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
CUG-4665 Unified Communications and Messaging Product Direction
12:30 PM
2:30 PM
BRKUCC-2006 SIP Trunk design and deployment in Enterprise UC networks
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
BRKEVT-3304 Advanced CUCM – Tandberg Call Control Troubleshooting
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Conference Event GENKEY-4700 Keynote and Welcome Address
12:30 PM
2:30 PM
BRKNMS-2035 Ten Cool LMS Tricks to Better Manage Your Network
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
BRKUCC-3000 Advanced Dial Plan Design for Unified Communications Networks
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Conference Event GENKEY-4701 Cisco Technology Keynote
12:30 PM
2:30 PM
BRKUCC-1903 Migration and Co-Existence Strategy for Unified Communications (UC) or Collaboration Applications on Unified Computing Systems (UCS)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
BRKRST-2301 Enterprise IPv6 Deployment
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Conference Event GENKEY-4702 Closing Keynote: William Shatner
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
BRKUCC-2061 IPv6 in Enterprise Unified Communications Networks

As you can see, I’m going to be spending a lot of my time with voice and IPv6.  Voice is because that’s what I spend most of my time doing nowadays.  IPv6 because that’s what I expect to be spending most of my time doing fairly soon.  Plus, with all the IPv6 talk on Packet Pushers, I’m going to need to stay on the cutting edge if I want to be able to hold a conversation.

A couple of highlights:

– The sessions on Monday with a “CUG” are for the Cisco Collaboration Users Group.  This is a great program that I’ve been involved in for the past couple of years that allows me to have a say in the direction of the product lines in Cisco’s collaboration space.  It also gives me the opportunity to interact directly with the business units (BUs) and get early access to beta programs.  If you aren’t already a member of the Collaboration Users Group, head over to their site and sign up now.  You’ll get access to a great group of people focused on collaboration, and if you play your cards right, maybe even an invitation to a kick-ass part on Monday night!

– BRKUCC-1903 is a class about migrating CUCM from any 4.x or newer version to the current version (8.5 as of right now).  It’s taught by Brandon Ta, who is one of the smartest people I’ve ever talked to.  He knows the ins and outs of CUCM like no one else.  His migration strategies and recommended tools have saved me so much time in the past on the migrations I’ve had to do.  He also gives tips on Unity/Unity Connection, IPCC, and Presence, so don’t hesitate to sign up if you’ve got one of these migrations coming up soon.

If you’re headed to Cisco Live, make sure to hop on over to Dane DeValcourt’s Cisco Live Twitter page and check out all the tweeps that are going to be putting in an appearance.  There’s already a great list of networking people that have affirmed they are attending.  Make sure to let him know if you’re going as well so he can put your name on the list.

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