Keynotes and Innovation Showcase

Keynotes and the innovation showcase provide insight and strategic direction from Cisco’s executives, industry thought leaders, and key Cisco Partners.


Cisco leadership and luminaries from the world of technology, business, and entertainment take the stage during the Cisco Live main keynotes to share their unique insights on the foundation for digital transformation: digital ready network, with security analytics, collaborations and automation.

Innovation Showcase

To thrive in the new world of digital business companies will need to innovate at an unprecedented pace. Cisco Live’s Innovation Showcase offers a look at the latest innovations from Cisco – such as Data Center ASAP, DNA, NG Firewall, DevNet, Security – and from our strategic Diamond partners, Dell EMC, Ericsson, and IBM, to provide the context and inspiration today’s IT professionals need to create the world of tomorrow.


The Innovation Showcase format will include product and service innovations, along with customer case studies, to provide a dynamic exchange of ideas that sets the course for an informative and engaging week at Cisco Live.

Monday, June 26

Data & Application Mobility: Embrace Hybrid Cloud with Confidence
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Eric Herzog
CMO & VP of Worldwide Storage Channels - IBM Storage Division, ‎IBM

Data & Application Mobility: Embrace Hybrid Cloud with Confidence
12:00 – 12:30 pm
James Amies
Enterprise Architect, Advanced

Dell EMC and Cisco Joint Innovations Driving IT Transformation
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Jonathan Siegal
VP Product Marketing, Converged Platforms & Solutions Division, Dell EMC

Transforming the Network with Automation and Analytics
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Scott Harrell
SVP Product Management, Cisco

Developer’s Delight: Cure your Hyperscale Envy
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Roland Acra
SVP & General Manager Data Center Business Group, Cisco

The 90s Called...They Want Their Workplace Back: How to Create a New Work Paradigm
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Jens Meggers
SVP & General Manager CCTG, Cisco

Innovation: The Rise of the Network-Powered Developer
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Susie Wee
VP & CTO, DevNet, Cisco

Tuesday, June 27

Redefining Access and Campus Networks
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Sachin Gupta
VP Product Management, Cisco

Take Advantage of Pervasive Data in Your Data Center
1:00  – 1:30 pm
Ish Limkakeng
VP Product Marketing INSBU, Cisco

Meraki Simplicity Driving Nimble IT
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Todd Nightingale
SVP & General Manager, Meraki, Cisco

The Security Voyage to 2020
3:00 – 3:30 pm
David Ulevitch
SVP & General Manager, Security Business, Cisco

Think your Network is IoT Ready? Think Again
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Shaun Cooley
CTO, Cisco

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Redefined
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Liz Centoni
SVP & General Manager, Computing Systems Group, Cisco

Enabling Digital Business with Meraki
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Simon Tompson
Meraki Product Marketing Lead, Cisco

Wednesday, June 28

Cloud Strategy for a Multicloud World
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Kip Compton
VP CTO, Cisco

5G Enabling Enterprises
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Arun Bhikshevaran
Vice President, Head of Strategy Development Ericsson North America, Ericsson Inc.

Simplifying Operations in the New Enterprise Network
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Ronnie Ray
Sr. Director - Product Management, Cisco

Hidden Figures: Securing What You Cannot See
4:00 – 4:30 pm
TK Keanini
Principal Engineer, Cisco

Accelerating the Mobile Enterprise with Apple
5:00 – 5:30 pm
Susan Prescott
VP of Product Marketing for Apps, Markets, and Services, Apple, Inc.

Thursday, June 29

Cisco Services: Orchestrating Your Digital Transformation
10:00 – 10:30 am
Denise Cox
VP, Technical Services Americas, Cisco

Reimagining the Network: Web Scale in the Enterprise
11:00 – 11:30 am
Jonathan Davidson
SVP & General Manager, SP Networking, Cisco

Worried About Putting Your Data into the Cloud? Good, You Should Be
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Jonathan Rosenberg

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