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At Cisco Live, you not only get the practical, hands-on knowledge that can advance your career. You also get compelling insight into the ideas, concepts, and emerging trends that are setting the stage for a more connected and collaborative future.

Cisco Live’s keynote addresses inform and inspire attendees and help put the week’s education and training in the context of the larger direction of the industry.

Whether you join in Cisco Live’s keynote addresses in person or online, you’ll get a preview of the ideas and technologies that are defining the future — and a better understanding of how your specific challenges align with the vision of some of the business world’s most innovative thinkers and leaders.


John Chambers Keynote

John cl13-jchambersChambers
Chief Executive Officer, Cisco

Monday, May 19, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cisco Live Welcome Address and Cisco Business Vision
Cisco Live’s Opening Session on Monday, May 19th, 2014 looks how the Internet of Everything is already making an impact on the world.  Join Chairman and CEO John Chambers as he explores the human face of technology and how the Internet of Everything has already begun to transform the way people live in the new application economy.

Rob Lloyd Keynote

Robert rob lloydLloyd
President, Development and Sales, Cisco

Tuesday,  May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cisco Live Technology Business Vision
Join Cisco’s technology and business leadership for a deeper dive into what is happening both at Cisco and with our customers as the Internet of Everything becomes a reality. Find out what Cisco is doing today, what we’re planning in the future, and what others are doing to tap into the power of the Internet of Everything.

Robert Lloyd is responsible for Cisco’s development and sales efforts, as the company creates tighter connections between customer requirements and innovation, along with ensuring greater speed-to-market. Lloyd’s organization manages the alignment and acceleration of Cisco’s technology innovation to enable a faster response to market transitions, increased customer relevance, and growth.

Lloyd is also a member of the Cisco Executive Committee, which sets strategic direction for each of Cisco’s market segments.

With 19 years of global leadership experience at Cisco, Lloyd has managed the majority of Cisco’s worldwide business. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, and Senior Vice President, U.S., Canada and Japan, overseeing two of Cisco’s five major “theaters.” Lloyd also served as President of Cisco’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for more than four years. He is Cisco’s country executive sponsor for Brazil and currently serves on the Board of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council.

Lloyd joined Cisco in 1994 as General Manager of Cisco’s Canadian subsidiary. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Technology Trend Keynotes

Join Cisco leadership as they present their viewpoints on today’s top-of-mind technology trends. Hear how Cisco will help you create an agile and adaptive IT infrastructure, enabling trends such as cloud, mobility and social, software defined networking in the network and data center, and the latest in security. Learn how products in your current Cisco portfolio can help you achieve the outcomes your business is demanding and help you keep pace in the Internet of Everything world.

Technology Trend Keynote – Service Provider

Sunday, May 18 – 5:00 p.m.

Driving Service Provider Agility

Business heads-kahujaand consumer expectations from the Internet continue to rise. Service providers need a way to quickly generate new revenue while reducing expenses to become more agile and competitive. Cisco’s focus is to ensure our customers’ business success. This session will explore the intersection of world-class innovations across Cisco’s SP strategy, and will spotlight how global carriers have deployed Cisco solutions to succeed. It will also cover key trends and topics such as how carriers can leverage advance capabilities like virtualization, orchestration and automation for the Internet of Everything (IoE). Attendees will learn how Cisco’s Service Provider Architecture, open approach to technology, and customer-centric heads-dwardsolutions enable the business outcomes service providers need to succeed.

Kelly Ahuja
SVP and GM, Mobility Business Group, Cisco

David heads-kbeallWard
Senior Vice President, Engineering CTO and Chief Architect

Kit Beall
Vice President, Global Service Provider Segment


Technology Trend Keynote – Public Sector

Monday, May 19 – 11:00 a.m.

Public Sector Technology Innovations:  Driving Mission Success

Dan Kent, Cisco CTO for the U.S. Public Sector, will join Tony Shakib, VP of IoT Vertical Solutions, Cisco Internet of Things Group (IoTG), in a discussion on cloud and other ‘as-a-service’ offerings, cybersecurity threats and new defense tactics, and the effect the “Internet of Everything” will have on the Public Sector. The conversation will be moderated by Patrick Finn, SVP, Cisco Public Sector. Participants will also hear how Public Sector customers can better leverage technology to advance an organization’s business, IT and operational goals. To round out the session, Cisco’s latest solution offerings will be displayed via a live technology demonstration focused on specific Public Sector use cases.

Dan heads-tshakibKent
CTO for the U.S. Public Sector, Cisco

Tony Shakib
Vice President of IoT Vertical Solution, Cisco Internet of Things Group (IoTG)


Technology Trend Keynote – Cloud

Tuesday, May 20 – 1:30 p.m.

Aligning Your Strategy and Business for Cloud Success

The World of Many Clouds is evolving. Private and public clouds are coming together to form hybrid clouds. And the internet of everything (IoE) is going to require a new way of thinking and of structuring your business for speed, security and innovation. This hybrid approach is exciting, because IT can empower their organizations to move fast—with complete confidence and freedom of choice.  Technology is where the next wave of true competitive advantage lies and the network has never been more important. To succeed with cloud, you may be looking for answers to some of the following questions:

  • How do you evolve your strategy at the right time with the right model?
  • Which cloud is right for which workload?
  • What is “fact or fiction” amid all of the cloud discussions and options?
  • Is your strategy aligning you for success?
  • Are your investments today setting you up for future success?

At the same time, IT achieves global reach and reliability, consolidation and control, and cost and scale.

This session will provide use cases and insights to answer these questions.  It will also highlight the latest products and solutions you need to maximize your company’s cloud experience. Cisco heads-gittenhouseexecutives will share our hybrid cloud strategy with you, including solutions such as Cisco InterCloud and Intelligent Automation for Cloud. We’ll also discuss the role of applications and our partner ecosystem. Don’t miss this session to learn how your organization can take advantage of the World of Many Clouds to add revenue, become more flexible, and simplify your business.

Dr. Gee Rittenhouse
CDO

Faiyaz Shahpurwala
Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services, Cisco


Technology Trend Keynote – Collaboration

Tuesday, May 20 – 4:00 p.m.

Exceptional Collaboration Experiences in the Age of the Connected User

Today’s connected user assumes that they can work anytime from anywhere. Whether they are on-the-go, at a home office, or in a conference room, people, now more than ever, collaborate in real-time. Flawless experiences are also expected, which means seamless, secure and easy-to-use technology solutions must be in place.

Join Rowan Trollope and Hans Hwang as they introduce new Cisco solutions, and discuss why creating exceptional collaboration experiences are the lynch pin in driving measurable business outcomes. Not just in today’s marketplace, but for many years to come as the workforce continues to shape-shift with new generations.

Rowan Trollope
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group

Hans Hwang
Vice President, Advanced Services, Cisco


Technology Trend Keynote – Application Centric Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 21 – 8:30 a.m.

Fast Track to Fast IT: Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure

Software Defined Networking (SDN) holds the promise to transform IT operations across data center, access, wide area networks (WAN) and the cloud. Cisco’s approach to SDN, Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), takes SDN a step further to provide an architectural framework to address these operational challenges and more.

What if you could deploy enterprise applications in hours, not weeks? What if you could manage and roll out enterprise applications that incorporate network and security policies in real time? What if you had visibility and control across your entire enterprise infrastructure – to provision, deploy, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot easier, faster, and more securely? With Cisco ACI, you can have all this – and more.

Find out how by joining Soni Jiandani, SVP Insieme Business Group, Rob Soderbery, SVP/GM Enterprise Networking Group, and Scott Clark, VP of Cisco Services, as they provide an overview on Cisco’s ACI strategy, roadmap and solutions. Hear directly from customers deploying these solutions. See how Cisco ACI deploys application-centric policies to simplify infrastructure operations by mapping enterprise business logic and automating network provisioning across data center, access, and WAN. The result? A simple, smart, secure solution that delivers on the promise of Fast IT.

Robert Soderbery
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Networking Group

Soni Jiandani
Senior Vice President, Insieme Networks

Scott Clark
Vice President, Advanced Services, Data Center and Cloud Architecture, Cisco


Technology Trend Keynote – Security

Wednesday, May 21 – 1:30 p.m.

A New Security Model for an IoE World

Technology changes driven by cloud, mobility, and the Internet of Everything are accelerating creating significant opportunities. At the same time, security attackers are more sophisticated and innovative.  As the number and variety of threats proliferate, the solutions for responding become increasingly crucial.  It can be a confusing, fragmented market.  And no one silver bullet can solve every security problem.

That’s why Cisco believes it’s time for a new security model: a model that’s threat-centric.  So your organization gains better visibility across the entire attack continuum—before, during and after.  And can better stop attacks and minimize damage.

Join members of Cisco’s engineering, services and IT security leadership team to learn how you can move beyond partial solutions to an anytime, all-the-time, approach across technologies that work together continuously.

Christopher Young
Senior Vice President, Cisco Security Group

Bryan Palma
Senior Vice President, Security Services


Technology Trend Keynote – Enterprise Solutions

Wednesday, May 21 – 4:00 p.m.

Shaping the Future of the Network with Enterprise Solutions Built on ACI

Success heads-ppatelwill require a business strategy that thinks outside isolated systems, and considers how key platforms integrate and converge, including cloud, mobility, security, data and the Internet of Things. Taken as a whole, these business and technology forces are having a profound impact and will create unprecedented strategic opportunities and develop a new roadmap for success. One that is increasingly simple, smart and secure, and enables you act, adapt and respond quickly. This is the future of IT. It’s fast. And it starts today.

Join Cisco’s EVP and Chief Development officer, Pankaj Patel as he discusses how mobility and private cloud are key drivers that are shaping the future of the Network in the enterprise; from the global growth of applications and data center footprint to the explosion of devices and consumerization of IT. Learn how technology convergence will combat complexities, and enable a new model of IT that will drive new services and capabilities.   Joining Pankaj will include David Yen, SVP Data Center Business group and Sujai Hajela, SVP Enterprise Networking Group.

Pankaj Patel
Executive heads-shajelaVice President and Chief Development Officer

David Yen
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group

Sujai Hajela
Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group

Tom Edsall
CTO, Insieme Business Group

Parvesh Sethi
Senior Vice President, Cisco Services

Industry Keynote – IoT

Wednesday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Internet of Everything Ecosystem – Bringing IT and OT Together with the Internet of Things

The heads-manandInternet of Everything (IoE) is generating unprecedented opportunities that companies can seize right now to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision-making, solve critical problems, and develop new and innovative user experiences. The Internet of Everything will be implemented by extending the reach of traditional IT solutions to include Operational Technology (OT) solutions enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT). Join Cisco and partners EMC, Intel, and NetApp as they explore the business opportunities made possible by the Internet of Things, and discuss the value when big data, distributed computing, analytics and a new approach to security merge with network infrastructure. Learn about the innovative ways these industry leaders are helping companies improve their infrastructure, make data more actionable, and manage the data deluge associated with IoT. Gain insight into some of the use cases ideally positioned to capitalize on IoT today, as well as examples of companies already benefitting from this exciting market transition.

Session Host: Mala Anand
Senior Vice President, Cisco Services Platforms Group

Bill Schmarzo
Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics, EMC

Doug Davis
Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Intel Corporation

George Kurian
EVP, Product Operations, NetApp

Guest Keynote – Sal Khan

Salman Khan
Founder of The Khan Academy and Author of The One World School House

Thursday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Reimagining Education

Join Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world.  The Khan Academy has revolutionized education by leveraging the web as a teaching tool, offering self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 5,100 instructional videos on its YouTube channel, covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics.

Based on his book The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his vision and blueprint for how online technology can, and should, play an integral role in educating communities across the globe, closing the opportunity gap and providing high-quality education for all.

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Blair Christie is responsible for the company’s Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government Affairs groups. Cisco integrated these groups in 2011 to oversee a holistic marketing approach and brand strategy for its highly recognized brand. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and growing demand for Cisco’s solutions globally.

Speaker Bios

Kelly heads-kahujaAhuja
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobility Business Group, Cisco Systems

Kelly Ahuja is an accomplished engineer with a strong track record of success as a business leader in the Communications and IT industries. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Mobility Business Group, he is responsible for orchestrating global business strategy and execution for the entire Cisco mobility product portfolio and technology solutions targeted to mobile service operators.

David heads-dwardWard
Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, and Chief Technology Officer-Development Cisco Systems, Inc.

As Development CTO and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, David is responsible for defining strategy and leading research and development of new innovation via tight partnerships with customers and academia. He is known in the industry because of his knowledge and expertise in IP/MPLS routing, high availability, network design, and systems software. He is the Routing Area Director at the IETF and chair of four Working Groups: IS-IS, HIP, BFD and Softwires. Also, he is leading the work on defining a transport profile for MPLS at the ITU-T. He speaks frequently at the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG), IETF, IEEE and RIPE conferences and collaborates with several university and private research groups, including Stanford, MIT, Cambridge and Tsinghua University.

Kit heads-kbeallBeall
Vice President, Global Service Provider Segment

Kit Beall leads Cisco’s Global Service Provider Segment from a sales and architectural perspective. He is also executive lead for Cisco’s Service Provider Operating Committee. Kit has a leadership role to define and lead the company’s Service Provider strategy. His team focuses on delivering the business and technology architectures that service providers’ need to deliver business outcomes to their customers, compete effectively and grow profitability.

Kit and his team drive go-to-market efforts for Cisco’s industry-leading Service Provider product and service portfolio including Core Network, Video, Mobility and Software solutions. His team’s primary goal is to help Service Provider customers optimize and monetize their networking investments in an environment of explosive data traffic growth, and an increasingly connected world.

Dan Kent
Director, Public Sector Engineering & CTO, Cisco

Mr. Kent is the Public Sector Chief Technology Officer & Sr. Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the sales engineering team and driving Cisco’s technology strategy in the Public Sector. Working with partners and customers alike, his team assists government agencies (local, state and federal), and education institutions in leveraging technologies to effectively meet mission/business needs. Currently, his team is focusing on integrating technologies like virtualization & cloud computing, core networking, cybersecurity and collaboration tools into the Public Sector market. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of Solutions for Public Sector and the Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Federal leading a team of 175 engineers focused on the design and deployment of integrated, enterprise communication and network platforms.

Tony heads-tshakibShakib
Vice President of IoT Vertical Solution, Cisco Internet of Things Group (IoTG)

As Vice President of IoT Vertical Business for Cisco, Tony Shakib leads strategy for the Internet of Things Group, focusing on architectural development, thought leadership, and customer business relevance across the Process Manufacturing, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation, M2M, and Defense verticals.

Dr. Gee heads-gittenhouseRittenhouse
CDO

Faiyaz  Shahpurwala
Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services

As Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services Organization, Faiyaz Shahpurwala is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the delivery infrastructure for all of Cisco’s cloud offerings to customers. He also leads Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group, which develops industry-specific solutions in areas like virtual healthcare, physical security and safety, connected education, and smart and connected building.

Rowan Trollope
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group

Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group develops collaboration solutions. Rowan leads a global team responsible for identifying key market transitions in collaboration and managing future growth, expansion, and continued innovation.

The group’s portfolio includes collaboration software, devices, infrastructure, and services that enable video collaboration, unified communications, customer contact centers, conferencing, mobility, and desktop virtualization. This includes such solutions as Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, and Cisco WebEx.

Hans Hwang
Vice President, Advanced Services, Cisco 

Hans Hwang is the Vice President of the Advanced Services Collaboration Architecture practice and Center of Excellence. He also leads Strategy and Product Management for Advanced Services, where he directs long-term portfolio planning, new business models, partnerships, acquisitions, and organizational structure.

Hwang is responsible for building an end-to-end collaboration services portfolio that helps customers transform their businesses and achieve higher return on their investment in collaboration technology. His Advanced Services for Collaboration practice, combined with Technical Services, Consulting Services, and Managed Services, generates over $1 billion in annual revenue for Cisco and is one of its largest and fastest growing markets.

Robert Soderbery
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Networking Group

As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group, Rob Soderbery oversees the strategy, engineering, and marketing direction of Cisco’s networking technology for the enterprise. His organization is responsible for the core technologies critical to business customers. These include the Cisco Catalyst families of switches; enterprise routing; wireless networking; and solutions for all industry segments of the enterprise, industrial automation, small business, and emerging markets.

Soderbery’s global team develops technologies that address customers’ needs for solutions that are secure, scalable, mobile, sustainable, and provide a competitive advantage. Soderbery is responsible for more than $18 billion of product revenue.

Soni Jiandani
Senior Vice President, Insieme Networks

Scott Clark
Vice President, Advanced Services, Data Center and Cloud Architecture, Cisco

 Scott Clark serves as Vice President (VP) of Cisco’s Data Center and Cloud Architecture, which offers a complete lifecycle of professional services and best practices to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. These services help clients plan, build, and manage all data center and cloud domains across their private or public application environments.

At Cisco, Clark has built the most experienced team and comprehensive portfolio of services and partnerships in the industry. These help clients deploy next-generation data centers and build cloud service delivery models that drive business outcomes, reduce time to market, and meet operational objectives. This focus on continuous innovation, value, and customer satisfaction, coupled with Clark’s experience in building service and technology alliances, are the reasons why Cisco is recognized as the industry leader in cloud professional services.

Christopher Young
Senior Vice President, Cisco Security Group

As Senior Vice President of the Security Group at Cisco, Chris Young is responsible for Cisco’s overall security vision and the integration of Cisco’s product and cyber security into one platform. With security as one of Cisco’s top engineering priorities, Young is tasked with the development of industry-leading security products and solutions as well as managing a cross-portfolio security strategy and architecture. He oversees a team of more than 2000 employees combining the security technologies group, the global government security solutions group, and Cisco’s own security operations team into a single entity.

Bryan Palma
Senior Vice President, Security Services

As Senior Vice President of Security Services at Cisco, Bryan Palma is responsible for integrating services into the company’s security portfolio.  Palma leads Cisco’s security product integration and support capabilities while driving the company’s expansion into security consulting and managed security services. Palma is tasked with delivering a security services portfolio designed to help our customers solve their most complex security problems.

Pankaj Patel
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Pankaj Patel is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Cisco. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of Cisco’s $36.3 billion technology portfolio across a global team of more than 28,000 employees. He also helps define Cisco’s technology innovation strategy to transform how people connect, communicate and collaborate through integrated hardware and software platforms and architectures from Cisco’s routing, switching, security, mobility, video, collaboration, data center and cloud offerings.

David Yen
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group

David Yen is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Technology Group at Cisco which includes Data Center Switching, Servers, Storage and Load Balancing. He is responsible for continuing the success of the Cisco Unified Computing System and Cisco Nexus switching portfolios, and for taking Cisco’s leadership in the data center to the next level.

Sujai Hajela
Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group

Sujai Hajela is Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for the Enterprise Networking Group (ENG). He is responsible for the vision, solutions, and product strategy of Cisco’s Enterprise Routing, Switching, and Mobility (Wireless LAN) portfolios. His global organization interfaces with customers and partners to understand their challenges and work with engineering to create and take to market, networking solutions that help IT navigate technology transitions including mobility, cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Tom Edsall
CTO, Insieme Business Group

Biography coming soon.

Parvesh Sethi
Senior Vice President, Cisco Services

As Senior Vice President for Advanced Services, Parvesh drives Cisco’s global professional services strategy, competencies, and portfolio for Enterprise and Service Provider customers. His worldwide team of highly-experienced subject matter experts, architects and consultants help customers across the business landscape achieve business outcomes and operational efficiencies through technology and business architectures, delivery excellence, and smart solutions.

Mala heads-manandAnand
Senior Vice President, Cisco Services Platforms Group

Mala Anand is Senior Vice President for the Cisco Services Platforms Group. Anand is committed to software go-to-market execution, operational excellence, innovative approaches to solving business problems, and cross-functional partnering to promote market leadership for Cisco. She is responsible for Cisco’s software-enabled smart services, big data and analytics, application integration solutions, application enablement platforms for the Internet of Everything, and industry solutions and products.

Bill Schmarzo
CTO, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics Practice, EMC Consulting

Bill Schmarzo, author of the “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” published by Wiley, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the service line offerings and capabilities for the EMC Consulting Enterprise Information Management and Analytics service line. He’s written several white papers and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and advanced analytics to power organization’s key business initiatives. Bill has more than two decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytic applications. Bill authored the Business Benefits Analysis methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Doug Davis
Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Intel Corporation

Doug Davis is corporate vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) at Intel Corporation. In this role, Davis leads a worldwide organization responsible for Intel Architecture computing solutions consisting of hardware, software and services across market segments including industrial automation, retail, aerospace, automotive and other intelligent systems applications.

George Kurian
EVP, Product Operations, NetApp

George Kurian is the Executive Vice President for Product Operations at NetApp. He is responsible for overseeing the strategy and development of NetApp’s Product and Solutions portfolio. Kurian was previously Senior Vice President of the Data ONTAP group at NetApp since December 2011. In this role, he oversaw the product roadmap and engineering execution of the Data ONTAP Operating System, the world’s most widely deployed storage operating system, and the associated On Command Storage Management product portfolio. He was previously Senior Vice President of the Storage Solutions Group at NetApp where he oversaw the NetApp solutions portfolio and joint partner technology integration roadmaps. He joined NetApp in April 2011.

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