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Networkers’ media and analyst dinner

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On the second night of Cisco’s Networkers conference, media and analyst guests went out to dinner with a few of the Cisco crew. We headed to Felini’s restaurant on the Gold Coast marina.

cisco media dinner one

Here we have (L to R) Cisco’s PR manager Peter ‘Wittsy’ Witts, Aus IT’s Chris Jenkins, Haymarket’s Fleur Doidge, freeluncher Brad Howarth, yours truly, ZDNet’s Renai LeMay (is that a pick or a scratch Renai?), and Frost and Sullivan analyst Sam Yip.

To begin we have some bruschetta and mixed entree. Both were quite nice. For my main I had barbequed king praws.

cisco media dinner two

The photo above also includes (L to R) IDC research director Landry Fevre, Cisco’s national convergence manager Peter Hughes, IDC telecommunications analyst Shing Quah, and Cisco’s marketing manager, Tony ‘the voice of God’ Wright.

To end the evening we had a cheese platter. I think Landry asked if we could have the cheese platter for entree but that was the Frenchman talking. To drink we had white or red wine, port and French cognac. I was surprised at how many joined in on tthe cognac (Landry had one, of course). I was even more surprised at the STRENGTH of the cognac. Whoa! It was like a Scotch.

Any good dinner out wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory glass of wine spilling.

cisco media dinner three

How’s that for a just-in-time photo? The man behind the napkin works for Cisco, so we can’t show you his face. Only kidding, there’s a mystery prize for the first person to correctly identify who’s hiding behind the napkin.

By then it was time to hit the tables…

Rodney

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