The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group


The DFWCUG is an organization in Dallas TX that works with and helps organize new Cisco Users Groups in the US.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group

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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group

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The Dallas / Fort Worth Cisco Users Group is an independent users group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month for the open exchange of technical information regarding the networking industry and Cisco products for the benefit of Cisco users.
Our meetings are free to attend - all we ask is that you sign up via our membership / meeting announcements mailing list.

We also have a pizza buffet starting at 6:00 pm (no charge) with the main meeting starting at 6:30 pm.


Our Next Meeting - Wednesday June 7, 2017

Leveraging Analytics for Next Generation Service Assurance

As we enter into the era of software-defined everything, where mobile and fixed infrastructures undergo rapid and dynamic change, is time to invest in and modernize existing service assurance Analytics platforms. Technologies such as Big Data and Analytics are becoming essential to be able to ensure end-2-end new technology services based on SDN and NFV are delivered within SLAs to end users. The next generation service assurance should be able to understand and co-relate the events from the entire stack cutting across physical and virtual resources.

Renato Fichmann Solutions Architect - Cisco Systems

Renato is an IT professional with 20+ years of international experience, working for large Data Centers, Banks, Telecom and Services organizations. Throughout those years, he had the opportunity to work in different roles and grow his professional skills on key technical and advisory areas, supporting key customers and projects.

Renato has experience in consulting services, software engineering, solutions development, and technical sales. As a seasoned Senior Solutions Architect in his current position, he works with stakeholders at all levels to help businesses to define Service Assurance for Next Generation networks, leveraging Big Data and Analytics.

Renato is also hands-on professional, with proficiency in multiple technologies that are the foundation for cloud, NFV and SDN. Renato is a technology enthusiast, always trying to learn something new and keep up to date with existing knowledge, while mentoring and facilitating enablement of others.