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2017
Denise Donohue

Podcast: Is Engineering Talent Disappearing From the Enterprise?

Today, the big emphasis in IT seems to be on “software defining” everything: SD-WAN, SD access, intuitive networks, switches and routers that run containers and programming languages. Are network engineers going to be dinosaurs? Will we all have to learn programming to have a career? Will network design and implementation be outsourced — and onsite staff will simply manage that process?

Rapid changes in network complexity and dependence on technology will have huge implications for engineers as they plan their careers, as well as for businesses as they decide what staff and skills they need.

In this podcast, recorded at Cisco Live by The Network Collective, I discuss these topics with Mike Zsiga, Daniel Dib, Jeff Fry, and Jordan Martin. We explore the trends we’re seeing in the companies where we consult, and what we think the future holds.

Listen to the podcast.

Denise Donohue

Denise Donohue

Business Architect

Denise has worked with information systems since the mid-1990s, focusing on network design since 2004. During that time she has designed for a wide range of networks, private and public, of all sizes, across most industries. Her expertise spans most technologies. Denise has authored numerous Cisco Press books and frequently shares her knowledge in webinars and seminars.

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Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.

 

John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.