Collaboration User Group Members: Register now for Exclusive Sessions and Perks at Cisco Live 2013. Not a member? Join now.

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    Cisco Live 2013 in Orlando from June 23 – 27 is the venue for Cisco Collaboration User Group members to meet and network with each other and Cisco executives.


    Collaboration User Group members get access to exclusive member-only sessions and enjoy special perks. Already a CUG member? Schedule the CUG sessions now to reserve your seat.  Space is limited. Join to access these exclusives. See instructions and links to register for these sessions and to join the user group at the end of this document page.


    Member-Only Breakout Sessions


    Product Direction Sessions: Cisco product managers from across the Collaboration Technology Group will share their product roadmaps for the next 12 - 18 months. There are eight roadmap sessions spread throughout the week.


    Open Forum Q&A Session: Voice your opinion and ask your questions! Interact with a panel of Collaboration product management teams, engineering experts, and your fellow CUG members.


    User Experience Focus Group - Perceptions of BYOD: In this working session, we'll examine perceptions of BYOD from Cisco's user experience research.  We'll discuss your company's transitions and take an early peek at Cisco's next features built to embrace anyone, anywhere, on any device approach.


    CUG Business Meeting: Join your fellow Collaboration User Group members for the annual business meeting. Members will discuss user group programs and how to build enhanced value in the future.

     

    To find the sessions in the Cisco Live Scheduler, filter on Session Type "CUG session" or search on Session IDs that contain "CUG".  If you're a CUG member and cannot see these sessions in the scheduler tool, contact cugmgmt@external.cisco.com for assistance.

     

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

     

    Time

    Session ID

    Session Title

    7:00pm --10:00pm

    CUG-1010

    Collaboration User Group VIP Reception

    Exclusive for CUG members!  Members can network with each other and Cisco executives.




    Monday, June 24, 2013

     

    TimeSession IDSession Title
    8:00am - 9:30amCUG-1003

    Cisco Conferencing Infrastructure Roadmap

    The following products will be covered:

    • Cisco TelePresence Server
    • Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)
    • Cisco TelePresence Conductor
    • Cisco WebEx Meetings Server
    10:00am - 11:30amCUG-1001

    Cisco Unified Communications Infrastructure Roadmap

    The following products will be covered:

    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
    • Session Management Engine
    • Video Communication Server
    • Instant Messaging and Presence Infrastructure
    • Communications infrastructure for mid-sized businesses: Cisco Business Edition 6000 and Business Edition 3000
    • Cisco Unity Connection
    • Enterprise License Manager

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    CUG-1002

    Cisco Edge and Branch Infrastructure Roadmap

    The following products will be covered:

    • Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)
    • Video Communication Server Expressway
    • Gateways
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME)
    • Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST)
    • Cisco Unified Enhanced Survivable Remote Site Telephony (E-SRST)
    • Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail (SRSV)

     

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

     

    TimeSession IDSession Title

    8:00am - 9:30am

    CUG-1005

    Cisco Unified Communications Clients Roadmap

    The following products will be covered:

    • Cisco Jabber clients for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry
    • Instant Messaging and Presence in UC clients
    • Cisco WebEx mobile applications

    12:30pm - 2:30pm

    (lunch served)

    CUG-1007

    Cisco WebEx Applications Roadmap

    The following products will be covered:

    • Cisco WebEx Meetings
    • Cisco WebEx Training Center
    • Cisco WebEx Event Center
    • Cisco WebEx Support Center
    • Cisco WebEx Social
    3:00pm - 4:30pmCUG-1006

    Cisco Unified IP Phone & TelePresence Endpoint Strategy

    The following will be covered:

    • Desktop phones
    • Mobile phones
    • Cisco TelePresence endpoints
    • Cisco Unified Attendant Console

     

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

     

    TimeSession IDSession Title

    8:00am - 9:30am

    CUG-1004

    Cisco Unified Management Roadmap (Prime Collaboration)

    Roadmap for both standard and advanced features of Cisco Prime Collaboration will be covered, as well as, how Cisco Prime Collaboration leverages Medianet.

    1:30pm - 3:30pmCUG-1008

    Cisco Customer Collaboration Roadmap

    This session will cover all customer collaboration (contact center) products and provide insights into the intersection of these products with other Cisco unified communications products.

    4:00pm - 6:00pmCUG-1009

    Collaboration User Group Open Forum Q&A with Cisco Product Management

    CUG members have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other and a panel of  product management teams and technical experts from across the Cisco Collaboration Technology Group.

     

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

     

    TimeSession IDSession Title

    10:00am - 11:30am

    CUG-1011

    User Experience Focus Group: Perceptions of BYOD

    (BYOD) has become an influential mega-trend that has required sweeping changes to the way devices are used in the workplace. In this interactive NDA working session, exclusively for Collaboration User Group members, we'll be examining the Perceptions of BYOD from Cisco's research, and how these map to a variety of strategies in response to this phenomenon. We'll discuss your company's transitions to better understand how multiple needs can be fulfilled as we take an early peek at Cisco features built to embrace an anyone, anywhere, on any device approach, enhancing your workforce's productivity experience.

     

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Introduction: Trends Relating to BYOD
    • Show pictures capturing real users and quotes from user experience research. User experience analysis / synthesis frameworks may be shown.
    • Introduce product and validate – Capturing likes/ dislikes
    • Dive into richer meaning and use cases

    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    (lunch served)

    CUG-1012

    Collaboration User Group Business Meeting

    Join your fellow Collaboration User Group members for lunch and the annual CUG business meeting.  Members will discuss user group programs and break into working groups to arrive at recommendations for building enhanced value going forward.

     

    Reserved Seating

    Collaboration User Group members have reserved seats front and center at the Collaboration and Video Solutions Keynote (GENSK-1293). Reserved seating is limited, so arrive early!


     

    CUG VIP Reception at Customer Appreciation Event

    Exclusive to CUG members!  Members can network with each other and Cisco executives.  Register for session CUG-1010 now if you plan to attend. See instructions at the end of this document for instructions and links to register.


    Access Credentials: You must have a CUG badge ribbon to be admitted to the reception.  Current members will receive a badge ribbon at Badge Pickup.  New members will receive a badge ribbon when they join at the Collaboration Community and User Group station in the Collaboration Booth, Cisco Campus in World of Solutions.


    CUG Member Lounge

    CUG members can take a break, grab a beverage and snack and charge up their devices. The lounge is located on the same level in the Orange County Convention Center near the West A/B Lobby.


    Additional Perks

    • CUG Badge Ribbon: Make sure you get a Collaboration User Group ribbon when you pick up your conference badge or at the Collaboration Community and User Group station in the Collaboration Booth, Cisco Campus World of Solutions.  This ribbon is your access credential for the CUG reception, the CUG Member Lounge, and session reserved seating.


    • CUG Thank You Gift: To show Cisco’s appreciation to CUG members, we’ll have a free mobile device charger for all current and new members at Cisco Live. Visit the Collaboration Community and User Group station in the Collaboration Booth, Cisco Campus in World of Solutions to receive a gift token, then visit the CUG Member Lounge to pick up your gift.


    • Not a Collaboration User Group Member?

            If you are a Cisco Collaboration customer, then you can join the Cisco Collaboration User Group. There is no

            cost and it provides unique opportunities to gain a closer relationship with Cisco product teams. You get early

            peaks at product roadmaps and can influence the direction of Cisco Collaboration Solutions by participating in

            early field trials and betas, advisory groups, and moreLearn more about the benefits and join today.

     

    • Collaboration User Group Members: Schedule User Group Sessions Now! Seats are Limited.

            If you are a Collaboration User Group member attending Cisco Live, you will need schedule these sessions

            to gain access. Please follow the instructions below to register.

     

    Step 1: Register for Cisco Live
    Step 2: Add User Group Sessions to your My Cisco Live Account
    Register for Cisco Live to create a My Cisco Live account. You must complete this step before adding sessions.Login to your My Cisco Live account. To find sessions in the Cisco Live Scheduler, filter on session type "CUG session" or search for the specific session IDs listed above. If you cannot see these sessions in the scheduler tool, contact cugmgmt@external.cisco.com for assistance.