5 Reasons to Use Data Virtualization

Original Webinar April 6, 2017

While data virtualization was long ago proven as a cost-effective, enterprise-grade approach to agile data integration, many organizations have yet to take advantage of its value.

How much could inaction be costing you? Are others realizing benefits that might make your adoption effort worthwhile? How do you make a case to bring data virtualization to your organization?

In this webinar you will:

  • Hear five reasons why Cisco knew it was time to adapt data virtualization:
    • Delayed time to solution for our new information requirements
    • Proliferating data silos and ineffective sharing across groups
    • Data security issues
    • Complex technology migrations
    • Rising IT staffing and infrastructure costs
  • Better understand how you can accelerate your data integration and more easily get to all the data you need
  • Gain insight into Cisco best practices and the potential return on investment for implementing the solution

Speaker Bios:

Bob Eve, Product Management Director, Cisco Data and Analytics Software

As the Product Management Director of the Data and Analytics Software group, Bob drives new initiatives and thought leadership for Cisco’s Data and Analytics Software organization. Recently, he has been leading Cisco’s efforts in the Data Virtualization market.

Bob has driven multiple market transitions, including the creation of the Data Virtualization and IT Governance categories, and was a key contributor to the rise of ERP.

In his long career in enterprise software, Bob has held executive-level engineering, marketing and business development roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive, Informatica, and Composite Software (prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 2013). He also co-authored the first book on data virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility.

Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bill Schongar, Technical Lead, Cisco Software, Systems, and Operations

Bill Schongar is a Technical Lead in Cisco’s Software, Systems, and Operations group who holds over 21 years of experience in software support, development and testing.

For more than 9 years at Cisco, Bill focused on network software & hardware testing and improving its automation. For the past 5 years, he’s had an emphasis on software innovation–creating and driving ideas from proof-of-concept to production across a wide range of technologies.

His specialties include automated testing, software innovation, big data, data virtualization, and has been busy the last few years building information architectures on the topics of big data, text analytics, and data virtualization to drive as much value from them as fast as possible.

Bill has defined, designed, developed, and delivered applications and systems ranging from HTML5-based topology editors to SDN simulation engines to full blown Data Systems leveraging Lucene/SOLR, Hadoop, Neo4j, and Cisco Data Virtualization, among others.


Approximate duration: 60 minutes

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