• IT Management Program

    Cisco Live’s IT Management Program is designed to give IT managers, directors, VPs and CIOs the knowledge and skills to transform their IT organizations and drive positive change in their careers.

    The IT Management Program is now sold out.


    Thank you for your interest in the 2016 IT Management Program at Cisco Live. At this time, the program is sold out.  We invite you to look at our other educational offerings, including the Technical Education program, which includes a variety of business and technical sessions. If you would like to be added to the interest list for the 2017 IT Management Program, please contact ITM@external.cisco.com. We look forward to seeing you next year.


    Technology is digitally transforming how business gets done. Today’s IT leaders are increasingly relied upon to deliver innovative solutions to complex business challenges. The IT Management Program at Cisco Live is designed to cultivate the special mix of business savvy and technological expertise you need to help you and your organization innovate and thrive.


    Join us in Berlin for the 2017 EMEAR IT Management Program, designed to focus on personal, business and technology leadership. We will explore the most important technology shifts affecting IT, from cloud to software-defined to the impact of the Internet of Everything. The IT Management Program has sold out the past five years, so register early to secure your place.


    If you have specific questions regarding the IT Management program offering, please email us.

    Your Hosts

    Colin Seward
    Senior Director for EMEAR IT,

    Christoph Nienhaus
    Regional IT Leader, EMEAR Central,

    Who Should Attend

    Designed to educate and inspire current and future technology leaders — from managers and directors, to VP and CIOs — the IT Management Program at Cisco Live is intended for people with their feet in both the IT and business worlds.

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chief Information Officer

    Associate CIO

    Vice President of IT



    Program Manager

    IT Architects

    Benefits of Attending

    The IT Management Program will help you master the business and technology initiatives of today so that you can lead your organization successfully into the future and position yourself as an extraordinary business leader. At Cisco Live you will:



    Develop the leadership skills needed for a thriving digital future


    Attend exclusive sessions presented by Cisco executives and industry thought-leaders


    Speak directly with Cisco executives and industry leaders


    Understand how to use technology to drive desired business outcomes


    Network and build connections with peers from around the world


    Discuss the future of the IT industry

    Content Themes


    Our three-day program features a custom curated agenda focusing on the topics and themes that interest you most. A full agenda will be available mid-January, but here are some of the areas we are working on for this year’s program:


    • Leadership skills to drive personal and business transformation
    • Driving growth, innovation and transformation to achieve desired business outcomes
    • Digitization: embracing disruption, realizing the potential of emerging trends and focusing on the digital future
    • Leveraging bi-modal strategy and using technology to drive business transformation
    • Technologies that redefine business, from security and data analytics to fast IT, mobility and the cloud
    • Leverage your best competitive advantage: attract, retain and lead a 21st century workforce



    The IT Management program format encourages more discussion, more interaction, and more collaboration. It draws on the expertise of a community of IT managers and directors, technical architects, and Cisco and partner experts to explore the “business of IT” and unifying business and technology architectures while providing value, growth, and productivity. It also helps attendees build their professional networks by facilitating connections among industry peers who share interests and responsibilities.



    TUESDAY, FEB 21, 2017

    DIGITIZATION We kick off the Cisco Live 2017, Berlin IT Management Program with a focus on digitization in the world today. We’ll be looking at how the notion of digital disruption has impacted IT and technology and what that has meant for Cisco, internal IT and our customers. Join us as we kick off the journey through a connected world.
    Time Activity
    09:30 – 10:45 Cisco Live 2017, Berlin Opening Keynote
    10:45 – 11:15 Transition to the IT Management Program in Hall 5.3
    11:15 – 11:45 ITM Welcome
    Colin Seward, EMEAR CIO, Cisco & Christoph Nienhaus, Regional IT Leader EMEAR Central, Cisco
    11:45 – 12:45 Accelerating the Secure Digital Business through
    Technology & Culture

    Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP & CIO, Cisco
    12:45 – 14:15 ITM Lunch
    14:15 – 15:00 Vertical Insights in to Digitization
    Simon Longhurst, VP Digitization, Cisco & Javier Alvarez, CIO, Campofrio Food Group & Markus Sontheimer, CIO/CDO, DB SchenkerAG
    15:00 – 15:45 The (R)Evolution of IT and Infrastructure
    John Manville, SVP IT Infrastructure, Cisco & Josephina Fernandez, IT Director, Cisco
    15:45 – 16:00 Break
    16:00 – 16:20 Open Q&A
    16:20 – 16:45 ITM Wrap Up
    Colin Seward, EMEAR CIO, Cisco & Christoph Nienhaus, Regional IT Leader EMEAR Central, Cisco
     16:45 – 18:00  ITM Networking Hour
     18:00 – 19:30 World of Solutions Welcome Reception

    WEDNESDAY, FEB 22, 2017

    TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION FOR DIGITIZATION With Day 1 out of the way, and the wide-angle view of digitization covered, we’ll start to dive into the different pieces of technology that are changing in response to digitization. Learn how those technologies and components are adapting to become the foundation for success.
    Time Activity
    9:00 – 9:15 ITM Kick Off
    Colin Seward, EMEAR CIO, Cisco & Christoph Nienhaus, Regional IT Leader EMEAR Central, Cisco
    9:15 – 10:00 Safety, Sanctuary and Security: The Societal Impact of Ever-Permeating Connectivity
    Carl Herberger, VP Security Solutions, Radware
    10:00 – 10:45 Pervasive Security for the Digital Economy – Securely Connecting Everything
    Marisa Chancellor, Director Infosec, Cisco
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:00 Cisco’s Digital Data Center
    Dan Hanson, Technical Marketing Director, Cisco & Anitha Parimi, Principal Engineer, Cisco
    12:00 – 12:45 DNA: Realizing the “Self-Driving Network”
    Mark Montañez, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
    12:45 – 14:15 ITM Lunch
    14:15 – 15:15 Revolutionizing the Way People Meet: Smarter Meetings, Smarter Teams
    Jason Goecke, VP Collaboration Software Group, Cisco
    15:15 – 15:45 ITM Breakout Intros
    15:45 – 16:00 ITM Wrap Up
    Colin Seward, EMEAR CIO, Cisco & Christoph Nienhaus, Regional IT Leader EMEAR Central, Cisco
    16:00 – 16:30 Break and Transition to Breakout Rooms
    16:30 – 17:15
    ITM Breakout: Digital Enterprise Network
    Dipesh Patel
    ITM Breakout: Digitizing the Client Experience
    Neil Bamberger & Julian Wiffen
    ITM Breakout: Security Culture – Why You Shouldn’t Just Rely on Technology To Keep Your Company Safe
    Rich Gore & Somer Hall
    17:30 – 18:00
    ITM Breakout: Protecting a Large Enterprise
    Klaus Lenssen, Cisco & Ron Meyran, Radware
    ITM Breakout: Staying Secure in the Age of Any Device
    Donald Gunn
    ITM Breakout: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, at the intersection of the physical and the digital world
    Phil Trease
    18:00 – 19:00 World of Solutions Cocktail Reception

    THURSDAY, FEB 23, 2017

    REDEFINING CULTURE As we conclude our journey, we’ll be looking at how people and culture have been redefined as we adapt to remain ahead of our competitors.
    Time Activity
    9:00 – 9:15 ITM Kick Off
    Colin Seward, EMEAR CIO, Cisco & Christoph Nienhaus, Regional IT Leader EMEAR Central, Cisco
    9:15 – 10:00 IT Management Program: Day 3 Opening
    Speaker will be announced shortly
    10:00 – 10:45 The Future of the Engineer
    Susie Wee, VP DevNet, Cisco
    10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
    11:15 – 12:00 Service Excellence – Getting Value from IT Transformation
    Steffen Ruppert, IT Transformation Lead – EMEAR, Cisco & Yves Bron, IT Transformation Solution Executive, Cisco & Jonas Ytterström, COO, Swedavia Airports
    12:00 – 13:00 Panel: Transformation of the Workplace Experience in the Digital Age

    Moderated by: Oren Seliger

    Panelists: Chris Martin, Cisco, Helene Dalmar, Cisco & Franz Hillebrand, SIGNA

    13:00 – 14:30 ITM Lunch
    14:30 – 15:15 Reimagining the Career Experience Through Digital Skills Management
    Ian Bailie, Director HR, Cisco
    15:15 – 16:00 Leading and Learning through the Digital Disruption
    John Manville, SVP IT Infrastructure, Cisco & Javier Alvarez, CIO, Campofrio Food Group
    16:00 – 16:20 ITM Close
    Colin Seward, EMEAR CIO, Cisco & Christoph Nienhaus, Regional IT Leader EMEAR Central, Cisco
    16:20 – 16:45 Transition to Guest Keynote in the CityCube
    16:45 – 18:15 Cisco Live 2017, Berlin Guest Keynote
    18:30 – 22:30 Customer Appreciation Event


    IT Management Program Intro - Cisco Live 2016, Berlin
    IT Management Program Securing the Digital Business - Cisco Live 2016, Berlin

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