Sample Agenda

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 ITM agenda is custom-curated to provide you with the skills to help you transform your IT organization, become more relevant to your company and drive positive change for your career. The sessions will examine the latest trends in technology from cloud services to security to data analytics. While we are working on the new agenda for Las Vegas you can browse last year’s agenda below.

Monday, June 8

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Business Transformation: Broaden Your Technical Expertise with Business Skills

Danny Tomic, Manager, Learning@Cisco

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop

The Journey to IT as a Service

Ryan Medrano, Architect, IT, Cisco; Gustav Toppenberg, Sr. Manager, Cisco

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop

How to Structure and Motivate a Fast IT Organization

John Manville, SVP, Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Seating by Industries
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT, Cisco; Lance Perry, VP, IT, Cisco

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fast IT

Moderator: Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT, CIsco; Panelists: Rebecca Jacoby, CIO and SVP, Cisco; Cynthia Stoddard, CTO for Customer Solutions, Netapp

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Fast Innovation: Mystery or Mastery?

Curt Carlson, SRI, Founder and CEO, Practice of Innovation

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Business Relevancy Panel

Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT, Cisco; Jay Kerley, CIO, Applied Materials; Charles Thompson, CIO, City of Houston; John Meister, CIO, Panera Bread

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cisco Live Opening Keynote
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. World of Solutions Reception

Tuesday, June 9

7:30 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT, Cisco

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Executive Q&A
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Business Value of the Internet of Everything

Joseph Bradley, VP, IoE Practice, Cisco Consulting Services

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Demonstrating IoE Proof Points

John Manville, SVP, Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Big Data Insights

KC Wu, SVP, IT, Cisco and Mike Flannagan, VP/GM, Services, Cisco

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. IT Management Executive Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Services Transformation – Marisa Chancellor, Sr. Director, IT, Cisco

IPv6 – Jon Woolwine, Distinguished IT Engineer, Cisco

Managing Mobility in an IoE World – Evan Parthenis, Sr. Manager, Cisco

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Initial Steps in Identifying Your Service Catalog – Paul Dench, IT Architect, Cisco

Seven Most Damaging Attacks: 2015’s Lessons Learned in Intrusion Detection – Martin Nystrom, Sr. Manager, Cisco; Christopher Riley, Cisco Information Investigator

Creating BYOD Policy – Donald Gunn, Program Manager, IT, Cisco

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Bridging Business to Architechture Gap – Gustav Toppenberg, Sr. Manager, Cisco

Autonomic Networking – Toerless Eckert, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Next Generation User Experience – Katty Coulson, Sr. Manager, IT, Cisco

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. IT Management Reception

Wednesday, June 10

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.


Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT, Cisco

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Software Opportunities

John Brigden, SVP, Software Group, Cisco

Selim Nart, Lead Enterprise Architect, Booz Allen Hamilton

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

How ACI Enables Infrastructure Fast IT

John Manville, SVP, Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco

Vince Spina, VP, Global Infrastructure Services, Symantec

Radhika Chagarlamudi, Director, IS, Cisco

10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Cloud Managed Services

Rick Hamilton, VP, Cloud & Managed Services, Cisco

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Cloud Strategy/Marketplace

Gee Rittenhouse, SVP/GM, Cloud, Cisco

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Securing the Cloud

Steve Martino, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch – Seating by Technology
 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Continuous Delivery/Fast IT – Arun Paramadhaathil, Cisco Distinguished Engineer

Transitioning to Video in the Cloud – Brian Christensen, Director, IT, Cisco

IT Transformation Journey Map – Robert Roffey, Director, Cisco

 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Service Costing – Paul Dench, IT Architect, Cisco

Implementations Gone Wrong & What We Learned – Host: Shaun Sweeney, Cisco IT Lead

Q&A with Panel: Greg Moon, Manager, IT, Cisco; Chris Herl, Sr. Manager, IT, Cisco; Mary Kadomoto, Sr. Director, IT, Cisco

How to Survive Change Management – Bram Van Spaendonk, Sr. Manager, IT, Cisco

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


DevOps for IT – Jason Davis, Distinguished Services Engineer, Cisco

Connected Analytics – Reena Tiwari, Senior Manager, IT, Cisco

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Customer Appreciation Event

Thursday, June 11

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.


Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT Cisco

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Leadership & Innovation: Leadership Styles

Soni Jiandani, SVP, Corporate Marketing, Cisco

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

ITM Lessons Learned

Peter LeBlanc, Director of Network Systems, Delta Health Sytems; Chad Willard, Senior Manager, Information Systems, Amgen

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

You’ve Been Hacked…Now What?

Steve Martino, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco and Devon Bryan, VP, Incident Response, ADP

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Working Lunch: IoE Brought to LifeSteve Holtsclaw, Director of Information Security, Del Papa
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Power of Connections: The Next Chapter

Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP, IT Cisco

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Lance Perry, VP, IT, Cisco

3:00 p.m. Cisco Live Celebrity Keynote

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