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Gino Zucca, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, Cisco Systems, Inc. to Speak at KC’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) New Guidance Live Teleconference in 10/31/07

New York, NY, October 04, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Gino Zucca, Senior Manager of Enterprise Risk Management with Cisco Systems, Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) New Guidance Live Teleconference” This 2-hour event is scheduled for October 31, 2007 at 1:00 pm ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

A number of companies have deployed comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management processes helping them to proactively identify and manage risks and opportunities. The new guidance issued by the SEC and PCAOB have placed more weight on the top down risk assessment approach requiring companies to identify potential risk scenarios due to fraud.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled panel of distinguished experts to help make the new ERM guidance clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practices in a live two-hour teleconference.

About Gino Zucca

Mr. Zucca is responsible for ERM in North and South America for Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking, with 2007 Sales of $34.9B. ERM at Cisco reports into Cisco’s Workplace Resources (WPR) and Global Risk Management (GRM) Department with a dotted line relationship to the Board of Directors. The ERM team has been chartered to design and implement a culturally acceptable process for the routine identification, assessment and management of risks in order to Protect, Optimize, and Grow Cisco’s assets.

Prior to taking on his current ERM role, Mr. Zucca has been responsible for Cisco’s Global Business Resiliency teams, including the Business Continuity and Crisis Management programs. Mr. Zucca has also spent time within Cisco managing applications development groups and cross-functional programs in Cisco's Engineering & Quality and Manufacturing IT departments, where he focused on Portfolio Management, Product Lifecycle Management, and Engineering Change Management.

Mr. Zucca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with a concentration in Accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in International Business and Information Systems at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

About Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO), is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

For more information about Gino Zucca and Cisco Systems, Inc., please visit:

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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