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.

Chuck Robbins

Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
Opening Keynote


Opening Keynote

Monday, June 26
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins


Digital transformation is rewriting the rules for how businesses work, collaborate, and innovate – and Cisco is leading the way with digital-ready infrastructures that help businesses reinvent themselves from the ground up. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins takes the stage to discuss how Cisco is helping to chart the course in this new era of business, and to share the company’s vision for how the network will play an increasingly vital role in both IT and business strategy.


Technology Vision Keynote

Tuesday, June 27
10:30 am – Noon


With the accelerating pace of change in business technology and practices, the advantage goes to those organizations that can identify the innovations with true transformative potential. Find out how Cisco’s technology vision is translating into the groundbreaking solutions that enable organizations to see their challenges in a new light and implement the changes that can have a lasting impact.


Security Keynote

Wednesday, June 28
10:30 am – 11:30 am


In the digital era, business thrives on the free and open exchange of information and insight – and ensuring the security of data and communications is now a mission-critical priority that dictates broader strategy and investment decisions. This session will examine the current state of network security and the emerging solutions that will give businesses freedom and flexibility while protecting the integrity of the network and information assets.


Closing Keynote

Thursday, June 29
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Cisco Live wraps up on an inspiring note with a guest keynote address that offers a fresh perspective that will continue to resonate with you long after you return to the office. The closing keynote is a great way to finish up a week of education and insight, so make plans to join your colleagues for Cisco Live’s unforgettable finale.

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 partner, Dell EMC, 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.

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

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