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.
Welcome Address Keynote
Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
Monday, May 19, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Sunday, May 18 – 5:00 p.m. – Service Provider
Monday, May 19 – 11:00 a.m. – Public Sector
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 executives 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.
Tuesday, May 20 – 4:00 p.m.
Mobile, Social, and the Connected User. Radically Changing the Work Environment
Work will never be the same. Employees are on the move—and no end is in sight. They use their mobile devices to work in new ways—and in new places. As a result, the old days of four walls and a set schedule are in decline. But, are employees happy? No, they want even more freedom to ‘work their way.’ That includes more transparent access to information and applications—from virtually anywhere. More access to real-time collaboration capabilities. More assurance that their communications are secure. Businesses want more, too. More productivity. More efficiency. More opportunity. Simply put—more innovation.
This session will help you learn how to unleash the potential of your business—while seamlessly and securely managing your technology infrastructure. You’ll also learn about the benefits of user-focused experiences, how and when to energize socially enabled employees, and where the future of work will take us next.
Wednesday, May 21 – 8:30 a.m.
Fast Forward: The Future of IT and the Cisco ONE Solution
The Internet of Everything is changing everything. Speed. Scale. The pressure is on. Organizations must innovate—fast. To do this, they need a model of IT that is simple, smart, and secure. And, the network is at the heart of this model. In fact, 78 percent of IT professionals agree that the network is more critical to delivering applications than ever before. But not just any network will do. An open networking environment is a must. It’s the solution for peeling back the layers of complexity in network management. It’s also the answer for increasing network agility, addressing pervasive security challenges, and beating back rising capital and operational costs. As a result, the networking industry is going through one of the most significant technology transitions in recent history—perhaps since the inception of Ethernet and IP.
This session will share how an open networking environment can extend the value of software-defined networking. This includes providing the agility and intelligence needed to apply the right solution at the right time. The Cisco ONE platform, delivering on the promise of application centric infrastructure (ACI), will be used as an example to demonstrate how you can simplify infrastructure operations, beginning with the network and expanding to include compute and storage, automatically mapping business logic via applications to the underlying infrastructure. The result? Seeing how you can deliver agility with a consistent policy model and security end-to-end.
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.
Wednesday, May 21 – 4:00 p.m.
An Application-Centric Approach to Managing Your Infrastructure: Cisco ONE for the Data Center
New paradigm shifts are re-defining IT, as the web economy shifts to an app-economy. IT consumption models are increasingly becoming cloud-based, with a “DIY” approach, with increasing focus on Dev/Ops integration and concept of anything-as-a-service. Management models are shifting from being box-centric to taking a holistic view. Applications and Business IT leaders across Enterprise and Service Providers, expect a simple, flexible, automated and agile infrastructure that better aligns with the needs of the entire application lifecycle from development to deployment. New operational models such as DevOps and NoOps are driving these new demands as continuous development and deployment models become the new norm. All this is driving change. Data centers are ideally suited to drive this change. Over the last few years, the data center has experienced sweeping changes from compute, to storage to network, and administration of infrastructure and applications. Even so, larger shifts are underway.
This session will provide an update on ACI as we begin to deliver all the elements of ACI, new ACI ecosystem solutions, and we’ll hear from customers that are adopting.
President, Development and Sales, Cisco
Tuesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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.
Wednesday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Internet of Everything Ecosystem
The Internet of Everything is generating unprecedented opportunities that can be seized right now by companies to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and develop new and innovative user experiences.
Capturing these opportunities requires an advanced and agile infrastructure that can handle the influx of people, process, data, and things. Join industry leaders, and Cisco partners, Intel, NetApp and EMC as they share their insights and perspectives on how to bring the Internet of Everything to life.
Founder of The Khan Academy and Author of The One World School House
Thursday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Reinventing Education with Technology―The One World School House
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 Kahn 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.
Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. It may be one of the most influential books about education in our time.
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Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco
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.