• Keynotes and Innovation Talks

    Keynotes and innovation talks provide insight and strategic direction from Cisco’s executives and industry thought leaders

    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 opportunities for today’s innovators to help lead digital transformation. Your time is now. Learn how you can become a driving force for innovation and growth within your organization.

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    Innovation Talks


    To thrive in the new world of digital business companies will need to innovate at an unprecedented pace. Cisco Live’s Innovation Talks provide a multi-faceted look at the challenges and potential of the latest innovations in key areas such as network technology, security, cloud and collaboration – providing the context and inspiration today’s IT professionals need to create the world of tomorrow.


    Cisco Live’s Innovation Talks are a direct response to attendee feedback asking for a broader view and fresh perspectives on the defining issues at the intersection of technology and business. The Innovation Talk format combines insights from three different experts and incorporates real-time responses from audience members in a dynamic exchange of ideas that sets the course for an informative and engaging week at Cisco Live.


    Data Center


    Joe PintoIsh LimkakengTom EdsallLiz Centoni

    Monday, July 11: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Next Gen Data Centers need to be open, programmable and cloud ready. But where do you start? Learn how you can get real time, pervasive visibility across everything in your data center with Cisco’s new network analytics platform.




    Scott HarrellAshley ArbuckleDavid Ulevitch

    Tuesday, July 12: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Security that is integrated, automated and simple to manage will be foundational to the success of digital businesses. This session will address the evolving role of security in digital environments. We will discuss new ways to secure your business in a digital world, including key architectural approaches that you can take to protect your business both today and enable it for growth and innovation moving forward.


    Security Innovation Talk Preview




    Rowan TrollopeJahangir MohammedSandy Hogan

    Tuesday, July 12: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    IoT is causing an explosion of data, created in a massively distributed way, which presents new opportunities for digitization of businesses but also presents new challenges. Join us to learn how our IoT services platform and our new platform for distributed data and analytics can help you to derive value from this hyper-distributed data and power digital transformation.


    Enterprise Networks


    David GoeckelerTodd NightingaleJeff Reed

    Wednesday, July 13: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Digital Enterprises require a digital network. Cisco is changing the DNA of networking with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture. Cisco DNA enables new digital applications for digital business across your workforce, customer experiences and business operations. Come learn about the software innovations within Cisco DNA including automation, analytics, virtualization and cloud services and how to put these innovations to work in your environment today.


    Enterprise Networks Innovation Talk Preview




    Susie Wee

    Wednesday, July 13: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    In today’s innovation driven economy, everyone is a developer. That’s why Cisco is continually launching new APIs and tools that enable cross functional teams of “developers” to work together to transform IT systems. In this session, Susie Wee will explore the APIs and product launches that are key to this transformation, and discuss the opportunities that automation, analytics, and programmability offer at all layers of the technology stack.




    Zorawar Biri SinghDavid CopeKip Compton

    Wednesday, July 13: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Cloud is one of the most impactful trends in the history of our industry. Since its inception, it has driven a fundamental shift in how organizations think about their business and technology strategies. This session will address how Cisco is helping customers and partners build, consume and deliver cloud-based solutions.




    Rowan TrollopeJonathan RosenbergJens Meggers

    Thursday, July 14: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

    At Cisco, we believe collaboration is not just a set of technologies: it’s a human activity focused on helping teams work better – together – to reach common goals. Focusing on the human aspect of collaboration though, requires tools that meet the rapidly evolving needs of today’s businesses. Join us to see how your business can benefit from our newest tools, and how we’re making it easier than ever to deploy and use Collaboration from Cisco.


    Collaboration Innovation Talk Preview


    Service Provider


    Yvette KanouffJoe Cozzolino

    Thursday, July 14: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    As Service Providers, you need to virtualize, automate, secure and scale your networks to meet explosive customer demand and create profitable business outcomes. Join this session to hear how Cisco innovations are creating the elastic, programmable network of the future.


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