Only Cisco takes a cloud neutral approach to simplify, secure, and transform how you work in a hybrid IT world.


You want to embrace the promise of the future for cloud. But what about today’s realities? With Cisco, we’ve got you covered. Spanning multiple clouds? Check. Supporting any workload environment? Done. Any application type? Not a problem. It’s time to reimagine your cloud world with Cisco.

What You Will Discover

At Cisco Live, Cloud sessions and experiences have been designed to help you gain:


  • Thought Leadership from industry experts on the future for Cloud.
  • Learn Cloud focused technical sessions including opportunities to meet with our engineers and resident experts
  • Experience innovative solutions that are transforming how service providers work. Visit the Cisco Campus in the World of Solutions to see Cloud solutions in action.

Thought Leadership

Cloud Strategy for a Multicloud World
Kip Compton
VP CTO, Cisco

Technology Track

Cloud sessions will demonstrate what our cloud solutions portfolio can do for customers and what it takes to maximize the benefits of cloud and accelerate their digital transformation. Content in the Cloud Track will primarily focus on:


  • Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  • Cloud Applications
  • Security
  • Network for the Cloud
  • Cloud Professional Services
  • Partner Ecosystem
  • Cisco Powered Services


View All Cloud Sessions

Learning Paths

You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks or use the recommended learning paths below to focus on the specific Cloud area that matter most to you.


Top Cloud Sessions

Please Note: To attend any of the following sessions they must scheduled in the Session Catalog.

Must Attend Sessions

Two- and four- hour labs and technical seminars specific to Cloud Solutions to maximize the benefits of cloud and accelerate digital transformation.  Labs and Technical Seminars offer in-depth learning opportunities in an interactive environment.

Applications on vSphere, or AWS, or Anywhere Else
Day/Time: Sunday, June 25, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn the basics of modeling an application profile that can be deployed to any cloud.

Using GET VPN for Ubiquitous Container Connectivity
Day/Time: Sunday, June 25, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Configure a Kubernetes infrastructure with Contiv container and Kubernetes clusters.

Virtualize, Orchestrate and Automate Your Hybrid Cloud Network
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Configure and explore the latest technologies and designs behind the Hybrid Cloud design using a combination of the CSP and NSO to deploy, configure and then “stitch” together virtual network services utilizing Nexus 9000s. Attendees will create service and devices models to automatically deploy and configure several different virtual appliances for the CSP, such as ASAv and CSRv.

View all Cloud Labs & Seminars

New Cloud Sessions

New this year, we added content around Micro-Service Applications, Future-proofing your cloud strategy, Multi-Cloud Containers, Machine Learning, Hybrid Cloud

Future-proofing your enterprise cloud strategy: entry level presentation on Cloud and service abstraction
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
This session will discuss the ever-changing landscape of cloud services and how to future-proof cloud strategy through a cloud agnostic application modeling process.

Containers on Baremetal is a reality on Cisco UCS
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
This session will cover the basics of containers, container landscape, comparison and position of containers with respect to VMs, containers’ strengths and challenges, Cisco’s efforts in this space followed by a container demo on Cisco UCS and the resources available to aid in the deployment and adoption of containers in the data center.

Micro-Service Applications for Infrastructure People
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am
This session breaks down an actual Micro-Service Application to help you understand how it is architected and developed. We’ll also look at the demands the application places on the infrastructure platform on which it runs.

Moving into a Machine Learning Hybrid Cloud
Day/Time: Thursday, June 29, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Learn how Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, CloudCenter, Tetration Analytics, and Amazon Web Services can be leveraged to deploy a truly modern machine learning hybrid cloud.

How to be a Hybrid Cloud ready IT Department
Day/Time: Thursday, June 29, 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Learn how to build a Hybrid Cloud solution as well as how the IT department can migrate from being an Infrastructure Management team, to providing both Cloud Broker and Cloud Services to their organization.

Deploy a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Container Environment in Less than an Hour
Day/Time: Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn how Cisco CloudCenter can be used to deploy container infrastructure — covering both container cluster running in virtualized hosts or on the emerging class of bare metal cloud providers.

Meet with Experts

Schedule a 1:1 meeting to discuss your unique questions and challenges. We will have over 25 different Cloud engineers on-site in Las Vegas.


Learn more about Meet the Expert


Visit the Cisco Campus in the World of Solutions where you can see data center and cloud solutions in action.  Get hands-on with demos in our conferencing, desk and room experiences and meet with our data center partners in the Partner Village.

Cloud Education Zone

The Cloud/Data Center architecture ties analytics, simplicity, automation, and protection (ASAP) with a consistent policy across this hybrid-cloud build with industry-leading data center networking, security, converged infrastructures, and software-defined solutions.

Location: Cisco Campus

Deep Dive into Demos

Focused Cloud Solutions Sessions

Hear from Cisco subject matter experts and partners during scheduled, focused presentations that complement what you’ll see and do in the Campus Data Center Zone.

Bridging the Cloud Gap – Cisco Solutions for Next Generation Hybrid Cloud – WoS Session
Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 1:15 – 1:30 pm
Learn how Cisco’s cloud strategy and portfolio enable you to successfully negotiate the maze of hybrid cloud.

Configuring Switches at Scale with the Meraki Dashboard API
Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 3:15 – 3:30 pm
See a live example of a new retail store being configured automatically with the use of Meraki’s configuration templates and dashboard API.

View All Cloud Theater Sessions

Extend and Enhance Your Cisco Investment in the Cloud Village

Drop by our Data Center and Cloud Village to check out the latest Cisco technologies that can help accelerate your digital transformation. We will showcase market trends and a range of innovations, offered directly from our data center and cloud partners, through interactive demos and theater presentations.

Can the Cloud Shelter You from a DDoS Blizzard?
Time/Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30 – 2:45 pm
Cloud based is both sensible, powerful, and scalable way to bolster your defenses against growing threats in the cloud like IoT based botnets.

Five Strategies for Maintaining Resilient Cisco Software-Defined Architectures
Time/Date: Monday, June 26, 3:00 – 3:15 pm
Learn the five strategies from CA for deploying and maintaining resilient Cisco SDN architectures built on ACI, iWAN and Viptela technologies

View All Cloud Village Sessions

Interact in the Think Tank

Unique sessions, in a relaxed setting, that stimulate thought-provoking discussions.

Cloud-based Machine Learning / Analytics architecture for DNA Assurance (wireless & wired)
Kairos for Wireless networks (Enterprise networks and IOT), is the new cloud-based architecture making use of advanced Machine Learning algorithms.

View All Cloud Think Tank Sessions

Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs

Cisco Live’s Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of products and solutions from Cisco. You’ll have the chance to work through pre-designed scenarios that show you firsthand how these technologies can transform your business. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore full configurations and new features, so you can make informed recommendations on which solutions are right for your workplace. All WISP labs are available on a first come, first served basis. Just stop by the WISP area in the World of Solutions.

ACI CLI Configuration
Gain familiarity and see hands-on examples of the NXOS Style CLI to map to the constructs that already exist in ACI in terms of configuration steps.

Charming The Python
Get a close-up look at the Nexus Python API and see the how the enhanced Cisco NX-OS supports numerous capabilities to aid with automation.

View All Cloud WISP Sessions


Cloud Native
Simplify your cloud. Deploy your services faster. Cut your Costs.
Go Fast
Jump start business transformation with Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite.
IDC & CloudCenter
Myths & realities surrounding hybrid cloud.

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors